|Appears in Collections:||History and Politics Book Chapters and Sections|
|Title:||'James VII, King of the Aricles': Political Management and Parliamentary Failure|
|Author(s):||Mann, Alastair J|
|Editor(s):||Brown, Keith M|
Mann, Alastair J
|Citation:||Mann AJ (2005) 'James VII, King of the Aricles': Political Management and Parliamentary Failure. In: Brown KM & Mann AJ (eds.) The History of the Scottish Parliament Parliament and Politics in Scotland, 1567-1707. The Edinburgh History of the Scottish Parliament, volume 2. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 184-207. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-history-of-the-scottish-parliament-hb.html|
|Series/Report no.:||The Edinburgh History of the Scottish Parliament, volume 2|
|Abstract:||First paragraph: There are few more enigmatic monarchs in Scottish and English history than James VII and II, and the study of his life and reign is a peculiarly odd business. Chapter titles such as ‘rise and fall’ or ‘study in failure’ come easily to mind. How did he become so apparently, to use Ronald Hutton’s words, ‘ham-fisted, opinionated, inept and disastrous’, especially as a brilliant military career seemed in prospect in the 1660s and, in a Scottish context, he was welcomed with much warmth and enthusiasm during his periods in residence in Edinburgh from 1679 to 1682. Whig historiographical vilification has been James’s punishment.|
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