James VI and I
In 1567 James Stuart, the infant son of Mary Queen of Scots, became king of Scotland (as James VI) on his mother's forced abdication; almost thirty-six years later, on 24th March 1603, he also inherited the English throne (this time as James I) on the death of Elizabeth. His subsequent joint reign united the two crowns, and established the Stuart - dynasty in England - and with it, according to many, much of the disastrous agenda that would lead to the deposition of his ill-starred son, Charles I. Roger Lockyer's new study (based throughout on primary as well as secondary sources) is the first major reappraisal of James in recent years to take new historiography fully into account. It throws fresh light on the major themes of early seventeenth-century British history, including religion, royal relations with political institutions, and the divine right of kings. Above all, while fully acknowledging James's limitations, it rescues the king from undeserved contempt.
89 pages matching james VI and I in this book
Results 1-3 of 89
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
King of Scotland
Philosopher King and Lawgiver
13 other sections not shown
accept action Addled Parliament ambassador Andrew Melville appointed Arminians assembly assured authority Bacon Basilicon Doron bishops Buckingham Cambridge University Press Carr catholic Church Coke Councillors Court Cranfield crown CSPV death Debates declared duty Earl Earl of Mar Early Stuart ecclesiastical Edinburgh Elector Palatine Elizabeth England English throne episcopacy favour favourite fear France gave Hampton Court Conference hath Henry hereafter History honour hope Huntly Impositions insisted Ireland Irish Jacobean James's reign John judges King James King's kingdom Kirk land Lennox Letters liberties London Lord Treasurer Majesty marriage Mary matters Melville ment ministers monarch negotiations never Palatinate peace Political Writings prerogative presbyterians Prince Charles principal privileges Privy Council Proceedings Proclamations protestant puritans Queen Quoted reform religion Richard Bancroft Robert Cecil royal ruler Scotland Scots Scottish Parliament sovereign Spain Spanish Spanish match speech subjects subsidies tion took union Willson Winwood