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James I by Michael Brown
Book DescriptionWhether as lawgiver, tyrant or matyr, James I has cast a long shadow over the history of Scotland. Conditioned by a childhood surrounded by the rivalries of the Stewart family, and by 18 years of enforced exile in England, he was to prove a king very different from his elderly and conservative forerunners. The author 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862321052
(234mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Tuckwell Press Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Irish Enlightenment, Hardback (May 2016)
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John Toland was notorious. A pamphleteer, a polemicist and a prankster of the first order, modern scholarship has struggled to position his writings within the debates of his day. This study is the first to fully recount his remarkable biography, situating his writings within the controversies that sparked and shaped them.
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