The Cradle King: The Life of James VI and I, The First Monarch of a United Great Britain

The Cradle King: The Life of James VI and I, The First
    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download dynasties of Scotland battled for power and made him a virtual prisoner in Stirling Castle In fact, James did not set foot outside the confines of Stirling until he was eleven, when he took control of the country But even with power in his hands, he would never feel safe For the rest of his life, he could be caught up in bitter struggles between the warring political and religious factions who fought for control over his mind and body."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • The Cradle King: The Life of James VI and I, The First Monarch of a United Great Britain
  • Alan Stewart
  • English
  • 23 May 2017
  • 0312274882

About the Author: Alan Stewart

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10 thoughts on “The Cradle King: The Life of James VI and I, The First Monarch of a United Great Britain

  1. Caroline says:

    James VI or I, depending on your perspective was very much a King of two reigns his first as King of Scotland and his second as King of a somewhat less than united England and Scotland In the same vein this book is very much one of two halves The first half of the book is almost entirely about events in Scotland when Elizabeth dies and James becomes King of both England and Scotland the focus almost entirely shifts south and Scotland is scarcely mentioned again Considering how disruptive James VI or I, depending on your perspective was very much a King of two reigns his first as King of Scotland and his second as King of a somewhat less than united England and Scotland In the same vein this book is very much one of two halves The first half of the book is almost entirely about events in Scotland when Elizabeth dies and James becomes King of both England and Scotland the focus almost entirely shifts south and Scotland is scarcely mentioned again Considering how disruptive and turbulent James early years in Scotland were, I doubt things suddenly calmed down so dramatically once the King crossed the border, but you wouldn t get any other sense reading this book.It must be said, when discussing the religious and political changes of the era, both in Scotland, England and Europe as a whole, this book is excellent But again it falls down when looking at thepersonal aspects of James reign important events such as the deaths of Prince Henry, Queen Anne and James himself are hardly dealt with, discussed in just a few sentences I cannot be the only reader who is ofteninterested in the personal than the political I realise the two can rarely be separated so easily when talking of monarchs, but this is after all a biography of James, not a history of the Jacobean era.So an interesting read but overall, a disappointing one I felt Stewart relied too heavily in places on quoting from original sources again, I recognise the value of these from an historical perspective, but a little less regurgitation of arcane quotations and a littleanalysis or discussion might have been welcome

  2. Henry says:

    The Cradle King is an academic study of James Vi and I of England the first monarch of a United Great Britain In many spots, the book is incredibly informative and entertaining but I found that some of the chapters were a bit ponderous The sections involving religion were important to the historical narrative but I felt that they were written with less flair than the political intrigues covered Overall, I would recommend this book to someone with an intense interest in British history but i The Cradle King is an academic study of James Vi and I of England the first monarch of a United Great Britain In many spots, the book is incredibly informative and entertaining but I found that some of the chapters were a bit ponderous The sections involving religion were important to the historical narrative but I felt that they were written with less flair than the political intrigues covered Overall, I would recommend this book to someone with an intense interest in British history but it might be a little too slow for the casual reader Enjoy

  3. Denise says:

    An extremely detailed biography of King James Scotland England A man whose father died in an explosion and whose mother was locked up by Queen Elizabeth I for many years and eventually executed for treason against that same monarch This was a king raised by men and during a time of turbulence and violence in Scotland Warring factions battled for control of both the country and himself Nearly everything you would ever need to know about him is in this book but I had to force myself to finis An extremely detailed biography of King James Scotland England A man whose father died in an explosion and whose mother was locked up by Queen Elizabeth I for many years and eventually executed for treason against that same monarch This was a king raised by men and during a time of turbulence and violence in Scotland Warring factions battled for control of both the country and himself Nearly everything you would ever need to know about him is in this book but I had to force myself to finish it because it was so long and dry

  4. Autumn says:

    A fine recitation of facts, but doesn t do a great job describing the times James live in.

  5. Diane says:

    A thorough biography of a compelling, often puzzling character.

  6. Catherine McClelland says:

    I was too hard on the author when I first read this book It is very good with facts and is well researched I ve really become a fan of James I.

  7. Lezley says:

    Interesting insight into James I For background a good complementary read is After Elizabeth by Leanda de lisle.

  8. Megan says:

    A gift from my cooperating teacher and my students.

  9. The Master says:

    Solid.