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By Roger A. Mason

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ISBN-13: 9780511558542

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This choice of essays by way of exclusive students from Britain and North the USA makes a tremendous contribution to the remapping of early glossy British political idea. concentrating on the union of the Anglo-Scottish crowns in 1603, it examines the history to and results of the construction of a British monarchy from a distinctively Scottish point of view, and sheds new mild at the cave in of a number of kingship within the mid-seventeenth century and the Scots' participation within the invention of england.

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The risk he took, in collaborating with Chapman and Marston in writing Eastward Ho is, in these terms, inexplicable, and later he was to try to insist that it was not he who was responsible for the offending passages. But who could miss the allusion in the line 'I ken the man weel, hee's one of my thirty pound knights'? The censor's pen might partially mitigate another offending passage; but although the full version has not survived, enough was left in the speech Now (Ladyes my comfort) what a prophane Ape's here!

How far was his attempt to widen the political spectrum by bringing in new Englishmen the earls of Northumberland and Cumberland, the former Essex supporter Lord Mountjoy, Lord Henry Howard and others - appreciated, even by the beneficiaries, when the price to be paid was that five of the thirteen new men, Lennox, Mar, Hume, Elphinstone and Kinloss, spoke with Scottish accents? Sir George Hume, later earl of Dunbar and the most influential of all the Scots, in both England and Scotland, until his death in 1611, became for a short time chancellor of the exchequer, and began the Scottish hold on the office of master of the wardrobe, in which he was followed up by that most remarkable of Jacobean spendthrifts, James Lord Hay; both ran up debts far greater than the English masters of the reign, notably - of course the reforming Lionel Cranfield.

Elton from his American friends (Cambridge, 1982), pp. 25-43. Professor Collinson has convincingly modified the extreme views of England as the elect nation advanced by W. Haller, Foxe's 'Book of martyrs' and the elect nation (London, 1963), and emphasized the universalist and providentialist approach of Foxe: Birthpangs of Protestant England, ch. 1. Nevertheless, he himself points out that Aylmer's claim, though it 'still has the capacity to shock as well as to amuse', was a 'commonplace' (p. 4).

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