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Book Title: After Elizabeth: The Death of Elizabeth and the Coming of King James (Text Only)|
The author of the book: Leanda de Lisle
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Date of issue: October 11th 2012
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A brilliant history of the succession of James I of England, and the shifting power and lethal politics that brought him to the throne.
In the dawn of the 17th-century when Mary Queen of Scots was dead and Elizabeth I grown old, the eyes of the English turned to Mary’s son, James VI of Scotland. Leanda de Lisle's book focuses on the intense period of raised hopes and dashed expectations between Christmas 1602 and Christmas 1603, during which Elizabeth died, James was crowned and the ancient enemies of England and Scotland were ruled by one monarch for the first time.
With its focus on a narrow space of time, this immensely readable history illuminates a wider period, telling in dramatic detail how the suffocating conservatism of Elizabeth’s rule was replaced with that of the energetic James. It is a story in which fortunes were made and lives lost as courtiers vied for wealth and influence. As well as painting a superb portrait of Court life, de Lisle explores the forces that shaped James’s life, his separation from his mother and the violence of his Scottish kingdom; his marriage to the vivacious Anna of Denmark and the failed rebellions, government corruption and religious persecution which set the stage for James’s accession to the throne of England.
Drawing extensively from original sources and contemporary accounts, this vivid account of the cusp of the Tudor and Stuart centuries brings to life a period of glamour and intrigue that marked the beginning of a new age.
Read information about the authorLeanda de Lisle graduated from Somerville College Oxford having read history and in 1990 she completed an MBA – her thesis was on political marketing.
Leanda has written columns for Country Life, the Sunday and Daily Express, The Spectator, The Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Telegraph, the New Statesman.
Leanda’s AFTER ELIZABETH which focuses on the period between March 1603, when Elizabeth I died, to July 1603 when James VI of Scotland was crowned James I of England, was published by HarperCollins in 2005, who also published THE SISTERS WHO WOULD BE QUEEN: THE TRAGEDY OF MARY, KATHERINE AND LADY JANE GREY in January 2009. They are both educated to her husband and three sons. Tudor: The Family Story was published in the UK in August 2013. It was published in the US under the title Tudor: Passion, Manipulation, Murder, the story of England's most notorious dynasty in October 2013. It is dedicated to her friend the late Eric Ives
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