James V by Jamie Cameron
The Personal Rule, 1528–1542 (Stewart Dynasty in Scotland)

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Though overshadowed by his father, James IV, and his daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots, James V was nonetheless a crucial figure in British history, as is shown in this dissenting opinion about his reign as England's king. Concentrating on James V's style of government and his relations with the nobility, this account challenges the widely held view that James was both vindictive and irrational. In spite of a few unpleasant personal traits, it is argued, his reign closely resembled that of his more popular father, and the rebelliousness of his magnates in 1542 was due to the political landscape of Britain rather than any aspect of James' temperament.

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Jamie Cameron taught in the department of Scottish history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Published August 1, 2011 by Birlinn Ltd. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel.