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Other titles in the English Monarchs: Treasures from the National Archives series:

James I: The Masque of Monarchy (English Monarchs: Treasures from the National Archives)

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Publisher Comments:

Few monarchs have ascended the English throne amid as much eulogy and rejoicing as James I when he came to his English kingdom in 1603. There was good reason for it. James brought a ready-made, legitimate dynasty to a nation which had spent much of the previous century agonizing about the succession. The eulogies continued throughout his reign and after his death. However, for every line of flattery there was also one of malicious gossip, and this mixture has made his reign difficult to evaluate fairly.The popular view of James today is likely to be negative, focused on his personal habits such as his stutter, his extravagant spending, and his demonstrative homosexual behaviour, rather than his competence as King. This book looks beneath the flattery and above the gossip by going back to the first-hand evidence: original papers and letters held at The National Archives. A lively narrative sets this unique material in context and provides a fresh, balanced survey of England's first Stuart King.Featured documents include: * Shakespeare and his company at James' coronation procession * James authorizing the torture of Guy Fawkes * James intervening in a witchcraft trial * Pocahontas at James' court

Synopsis:

An illustrated introduction to one of England and Scotland's most controversial monarchs, using original papers and letters held at The National Archives.

Synopsis:

Few monarchs have ascended the English throne amid as much eulogy and rejoicing as James I when he came to his English kingdom in 1603. James brought a ready-made , legitimate dynasty to a nation which had spent much of the previous century agonising about the succession. However, for every line of flattery there was also one of malicious gossip, and this mixture has made his reign difficult to evaluate fairly. This book looks beneath the flattery and gossip by going back to the first-hand evidence; original papers and letters held at The National Archives.

About the Author

James Travers is a Reader Adviser at The National Archives. He has written for Literary Review, the New Dictionary of Biography and BBC Radio 4.

Table of Contents

Featured documents include: Shakespeare and his company at James' coronation procession James authorising the torture of Guy Fawkes James intervening in a witchcraft trial Pocahontas at James' court

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903365564
Author:
Travers, James
Publisher:
National Archives & Records Administration
Location:
Richmond
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
English Monarchs: Treasures from the National Archives
Series Volume:
0509
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.44x6.72x.43 in. .83 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An illustrated introduction to one of England and Scotland's most controversial monarchs, using original papers and letters held at The National Archives.
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Few monarchs have ascended the English throne amid as much eulogy and rejoicing as James I when he came to his English kingdom in 1603. James brought a ready-made , legitimate dynasty to a nation which had spent much of the previous century agonising about the succession. However, for every line of flattery there was also one of malicious gossip, and this mixture has made his reign difficult to evaluate fairly. This book looks beneath the flattery and gossip by going back to the first-hand evidence; original papers and letters held at The National Archives.
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