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The Murder of King James I$
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Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300214963

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300214963.001.0001

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Strange Tragedies

Strange Tragedies

Fever and Politics at Theobalds, March 1625

(p.68) Chapter Three Strange Tragedies
The Murder of King James I

Alastair Bellany

Thomas Cogswell

Yale University Press

This chapter returns to Theobalds in March 1625 in order to situate the initial recriminations over James' medical treatment and death within bitter disputes about foreign and military policy. During the final weeks of James' life, rumours and reports focused not only on his illness and death but also on the illnesses and deaths of other great men, and on the tense power struggle between James, Prince Charles, and the Duke of Buckingham over diplomatic and military policy. These political conflicts would profoundly affect how, why, and when the seeds of rumour and accusation surrounding James' final days would flower into a secret history of murder and betrayal. Approaching this highly complex process from multiple angles, shifting focus from events to their contested perception, shows how a sequence of political struggles and diplomatic and military crises intersected with reports about courtly illness and death.

Keywords:   James I, Theobalds, medical treatment, death, foreign policy, military policy

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