James V: The Personal Rule, 1528-1542

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Tuckwell Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Though overshadowed by his father, James IV, and his daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots, James V was nonetheless a crucial figure in British history, as is shown in this dissenting opinion about his reign as England's king. Concentrating on James V's style of government and his relations with the nobility, this account challenges the widely held view that James was both vindictive and irrational. In spite of a few unpleasant personal traits, it is argued, his reign closely resembled that of his more popular father, and the rebelliousness of his magnates in 1542 was due to the political landscape of Britain rather than any aspect of James' temperament.

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User Review  - lisa.schureman - LibraryThing

Jamie Cameron gives the reader great insight into the character of this last Stewart King of Scots. He never did anything without reason and was a calculating and patient individual. If you were a ... Read full review

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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

This books is a very dense, academic look at James V of Scotland's personal rule. Filled with details about the inner workings of the politics of James's reign, Cameron makes a convincing case for a ... Read full review

Contents

Ill Beloved? James V and the Historians
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July to November 1528
31
Royal Victory?
52
Copyright

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\Jamie Cameron taught in the department of Scottish history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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