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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903365564
ISBN-10: 1903365562
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 11mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: PRO Publications
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - James Travers

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.