The Murder Of King James I by Alastair Bellany

The Murder Of King James I

byAlastair Bellany, Thomas Cogswell

Hardcover | November 24, 2015

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A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. It was an allegation that would haunt English politics for nearly forty years. In this exhaustively researched new book, two leading scholars of the era, Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell, uncover the untold story of how a secret history of courtly poisoning shaped and reflected the political conflicts that would eventually plunge the British Isles into civil war and revolution. Illuminating many hitherto obscure aspects of early modern political culture, this eagerly anticipated work is both a fascinating story of political intrigue and a major exploration of the forces that destroyed the Stuart monarchy.

About The Author

Alastair Bellany is associate professor of history at Rutgers University and the author of The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England. Thomas Cogswell is professor of history at UC Riverside. His books include The Blessed Revolution: English Politics and the Coming of War, 1621-1624.

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Title:The Murder Of King James IFormat:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 24, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300214960

ISBN - 13:9780300214963

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“Despite its bulk it makes for easy reading: it is exciting and accessibly written and introduces personalities, places and topics with care… Bellany and Cogswell have produced an excellent example of the genre, and one which illustrates its potential superbly for a better understanding of political history.”—Ronald Hutton, TLS