Kingship and Crown Finance under James VI and I, 1603-1625

Kingship and Crown Finance under James VI and I, 1603-1625

John Cramsie

Hardback
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Royal Historical Society

Overview

Overview

How James deployed crown finance provides fundamental insights into his personal rule.
This book rejects outright the stereotypical image of James VI and I as mindlessly extravagant and integrates crown finance with James's kingship. It offers both a fresh view of crown finance - one of the blackest elements in James's historical reputation - and a reconstruction of how the king who wrote on divine right monarchy operated his kingship in practice. Drawing on both his humanist education, particularly his reading of Xenophon's Cyropaedia, and his kingship in Scotland, James developed a clear, considered agenda for crown finance. He used it consciously to underwrite his novel position as the first king of "Great Britain" and to consolidate the Stuart dynasty outside of Scotland. This study analyses in detail how James fashioned and refashioned political regimes in England to further this agenda between 1603-25.

JOHN CRAMSIE is Assistant Professor of British and Irish History at Union College, Schenectady, New York.

Details

October 2002
256 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series
ISBN: 9780861932597
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Royal Historical Society
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3JD, 4P
BISAC HIS015000
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(A) very welcome and scholarly book.... This is a very fine book that will be required reading for everyone interested in Jacobean politics and finance. AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
here is much to admire in (this) book. RENAISSANCE QUARTERLY

Author Bio

John Cramsie received his PhD from the University of St Andrews and is now Assistant Professor of British and Irish History at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

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