A tax collector, keeper of Northumber-land's Alnwick Castle, and bodyguard to James I
, Thomas Percy was relied on as a loyal, dedicated servant of the Crown.
While the book primarily deals with theological concepts and texts, a few historical events shape the conversation, including the excommunication of Elizabeth, the first Jesuit missions to England, the accession of James I
, and the Gunpowder Plot.
The wedding of Frederick of Pfalz to Elizabeth Stuart in 1613 was one of the great public events in the reign of James I
It was Sir Henry Wotton, Ambassador to the courts of Venice and Bohemia under James I
, who originated the remark, and what he said was, "An ambassador is an honest (not 'good') man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country (not 'sent abroad to lie for').
Where it does score is in giving readers a complete history of the dynasty and not just of its years after James I
BOOKENDED by some of England's starrier monarchs, the reign of James I
has tended to gather dust in the eye of history.
By the accession of James I
in 1603 it must have looked old-fashioned.
3) At first sight any comparison between the unathletic James I
, aged thirty-seven when he came to London to accept the English crown, and the athletic Coriolanus, at most in his early thirties when he returned to Rome for his oaken garland, seems improbable.
It happened rarely, probably to around fifty to sixty prisoners and only during a relatively short period, spanning the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth I and James I
James VI of Scotland also becomes James I
of England on the death of Elizabeth.
Much of Schoenfeldt's thesis hangs upon the view that Herbert used in his divine poems rhetorical strategies very like those he had employed as Public Orator when addressing James I
and other powerful figures.
For Findlay, not only was Queen Anne "the controlling power" behind Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones's court masques for James I
, the masques served to "relocate power from the King's chair of State to the body politic of the Queen's court" (120).