By Pauline Croft
The accession of James VI of Scotland to the English throne in 1603 created a a number of monarchy overlaying the 3 kingdoms of britain, Scotland and eire which persevered until eventually 1922. transparent and concise, Pauline Croft's research presents a compelling narrative of the king's reign in all of his dominions, including an authoritative research of his awesome, notwithstanding mistaken, achievements. Bringing jointly all the most recent researches and debates at the 3 geographical regions within the years 1566-1625, Croft emphasises their interplay and the issues posed by way of a number of monarchy. She additionally examines the interaction among family and international coverage, non secular tensions at domestic and in another country, finance and parliamentary politics, and discusses the king's writings, his own lifestyles, and his personal view of his position. an incredible advent for all people with an curiosity within the reign of James VI of Scotland and that i of britain, this can be the 1st account to effectively position the king within the context of all his kingdoms.