King James VI/I and his English Parliaments by Conrad RussellKing James VI/I and his English Parliaments by Conrad Russell

King James VI/I and his English Parliaments

byConrad RussellEditorRichard Cust, Andrew Thrush

Hardcover | March 10, 2011

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King James VI and I and his English Parliaments is a posthumously published work by Conrad Russell, the foremost historian of his generation working on early Stuart parliaments, and is based on the Trevelyan lectures which he delivered at the University of Cambridge. It provides achronological narrative of the early English Parliaments of James VI and I, covering in detail the four sessions of the 1604-1610 Parliament and the Addled Parliament of 1614, with a final chapter looking towards the parliaments of the 1620s. The narrative demonstrates that two problems in particular dominated these sessions: the financial problems of the Crown, and the pursuit of a formal Union between England and Scotland. These were a continuous source of division and disagreement, and neither was satisfactorily resolved. It alsohighlights important subsidiary issues, notably the clashes between James and his judges over the status of the Common Law and the relatively muted tensions over religion. Detailed consideration is given throughout to the character and style of James' kingship.This book can be read alongside the same author's Parliaments and English Politics, 1621-1629 (Oxford, 1979) and The Fall of the British Monarchies, 1637-1642 (Oxford, 1992) to provide the first continuous narrative of parliamentary proceedings from the accession of James to the outbreak of CivilWar since the massive work of S. R Gardiner. Drawing on the much wider range of sources available to modern historians, in particular the full range of parliamentary diaries, it offers the most up-to-date analysis we have of conflict between Crown and Parliament during a turbulent phase of BritishHistory.
Conrad Russell, formerly Professor of British History at Kings College, London (d. 2004), was the foremost scholar of his generation working on the history of early Stuart parliaments and politics. As Earl Russell, sitting in the House of Lords, he was also a distinguished parliamentarian in his own right, acting as Liberal Democrat s...
Title:King James VI/I and his English ParliamentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198205066

ISBN - 13:9780198205067


Table of Contents

Preface1. Baseline (Trevelyan I)2. The Parliament of 1604-1610: 1604 Session (Trevelyan II)3. The Parliament of 1604-1610: 1606 Session4. The Parliament of 1604-1610: the 1607 Session and the Union with Scotland5. The Parliament of 1604-1610; the 1610 Session and Money (Trevelyan III)6. The Addled Parliament7. The Union (Trevelyan IV)8. Religion and Political Ideas (Trevelyan V)9. James and the Problem of Money10. What was new in the 1620s? (Trevelyan VI)Index