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King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Conrad Russell, Richard Cust, and Andrew Thrush


Based on the Trevelyan lectures which Conrad Russell delivered at the University of Cambridge in 1995, this book provides a chronological narrative of the early English parliaments of James VI and I. It covers in detail the four sessions of the 1604–10 Parliament and the Addled Parliament of 1614, with a final chapter looking towards the parliaments of the 1620s. The narrative demonstrates that two problems, in particular, dominated these sessions: the financial problems of the Crown and the pursuit of a formal Union between England and Scotland. These were a continuous source of division and ... More

Keywords: James I of England, James VI of Scotland, parliament, House of Commons, House of Lords, Anglo‐Scottish Union, Trevelyan lectures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conrad Russell, author
The late Emeritus Professor of History, Kings College, London

Richard Cust, editor
Professor of Early Modern History, University of Birmingham

Andrew Thrush, editor
Section Editor, The History of Parliament