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The Murder of King James I

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell


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. This book uncovers 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 book presents both a fascinating story of political intrigue and a major exploration of the forces that destroyed ... More

Keywords: James I, Duke of Buckingham, political conflict, civil war, revolution, Stuart monarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300214963
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300214963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alastair Bellany, author
Rutgers University

Thomas Cogswell, author
UC Riverside

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