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James VI and I, the king who united in his person the crowns of Scotland and England, has received a censorious press. Faults -- and he was very far from faultless -- have been given maximum treatment and virtues -- which he did not lack -- have been dismissed as being on a lesser scale. The result is that he has been derided for his failures, but not sufficiently praised for those instances where his judgment was in advance of his age, as for example in his desire for a proper union of England and Scotland, or his genuine and far-sighted love of peace. His contribution as a skilful and tenacious King of Scotland -- in many ways the most successful king Scotland ever had -- is often ignored, while the legacy of problems he inherited in England is overlooked. - Introduction.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 217.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
941.06/1/0924, B
Library of Congress
DA391 .F7 1975

The Physical Object

Pagination
224 p. :
Number of pages
224

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5045902M
Internet Archive
kingjamesviofsco00fras
ISBN 10
0394494768
LC Control Number
74006150
Library Thing
126189
Goodreads
234589
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