King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom

King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom

by W. B. Patterson
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Cambridge University Press


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King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom

This is a historical study of the career of King James VI and I, as king of Scotland (1567-1625) and England (1603-1625), who achieved a union of the crowns as the first king of Great Britain, and who undertook to end the recurring religious wars. His peacemaking by diplomatic means was complemented by his efforts to foster closer relations among the churches. The peace that he helped to maintain by these initiatives, though cut short by the coming of the Thirty Years' War, was immensely beneficial both to Britain and to the other countries of Europe.

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ISBN-13: 9780521793858
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2011
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 210,613
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 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.

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