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James I
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JAMES I

PAPERBACK BY BROWN, MICHAEL

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ISBN
9781906566937
IMPRINT
JOHN DONALD SHORT RUN PRESS
 
 
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JOHN DONALD PUBLISHERS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
235 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
10 JUN 2015

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Conditioned by a childhood surrounded by the rivalries of the Stewart family, and by eighteen years of enforced exile in England, James I was to prove a king very different from his elderly and conservative forerunners. This major study draws on a wide range of sources, assessing James I's impact on his kingdom. Michael Brown examines James's creation of a new, prestigious monarchy based on a series of bloody victories over his rivals and symbolised by lavish spending at court. He concludes that, despite the apparent power and glamour, James I's 'golden age' had shallow roots; after a life of drastically swinging fortunes, James I was to meet his end in a violent coup, a victim of his own methods. But whether as lawgiver, tyrant or martyr, James I has cast a long shadow over the history of Scotland.