Item description for King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History) by W. B. Patterson...
This book shows King James VI and I, king of Scotland and England, in an unaccustomed light. Long regarded as inept, pedantic, and whimsical, James is shown here as an astute and far-sighted statesman whose reign was focused on achieving a permanent union
Publishers Description This is a historical study of the career of King James VI and I, as king of Scotland (1567-1625) and England (1603-1625), who achieved a union of the crowns as the first king of Great Britain, and who undertook to end the recurring religious wars. His peacemaking by diplomatic means was complemented by his efforts to foster closer relations among the churches. The peace that he helped to maintain by these initiatives, though cut short by the coming of the Thirty Years' War, was immensely beneficial both to Britain and to the other countries of Europe.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.05" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.49 lbs.
Release Date Jan 26, 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521793858 ISBN13 9780521793858
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More About W. B. Patterson
University of the South, Sewanee, TN
W. B. Patterson was born in 1930 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee University of the South Un.
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A Comprehensive Look at Jacobean England Dec 14, 2001
A very thorough and perceptive analysis of the Reign of James VI of Scotland, later to be James I of England. Patterson's depiction of James as a conciliatory force within British Christendom is well supported in this excellent period history. Articulate and intellectually stimulating.
A Significant Historic Contribution Dec 1, 2000
Dr. Patterson's King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom is a significant contribution to the volume of works written about early 17th Century . The work shows that James tried to acheive an ecumenical union among the fractured states of Europe in a century that saw one crisis after another. The incredible amount of research that went into this book is clearly evident. This would make an excellent addition to anyone's library.