This book shows King James VI and I, king of Scotland and England, in an unaccustomed light. Long regarded as inept, pedantic, and whimsical, James is shown here as an astute and far-sighted statesman whose reign was focused on achieving a permanent union between his two kingdoms and a peaceful and stable community of nations throughout Europe.
Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Scottish reconciler; 2. Call for an ecumenical council; 3. Oath of allegiance; 4. Foreign visitors; 5. The Synod of Tonneins; 6. Relations with the Greek Orthodox Church; 7. Marco Antonio De Dominis; 8. The Synod of Dort; 9. Outbreak of the Thirty Years' War; 10. Last years and conclusion; Bibliography.