Art & Court of James VI & I : Bright Star of the North - the exhibition catalogue from National Galleries of Scotland available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Art & Court of James VI & I : Bright Star of the North

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A dazzling selection of art, jewellery, clothing and objects that reflect the dynamic Court of King James VI & I

Ruler, scholar, politician, poet, theologian, father, husband and patron of the arts - James VI and I assumed all of these roles. The only son of Mary, Queen of Scots and her second husband Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, James grew up during one of the most turbulent periods of Scottish history.

He became King of Scotland at a year old and took control of his kingdom in 1581. Under the Union of the Crowns in 1603, he became the first monarch to reign over the three Kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland. This book uncovers the cultural riches of James's court and aims to rehabilitate James's reputation - and to demonstrate his impact and legacy on early modern Britain.

Due for publication in July 2020 and available for pre-order.

  • Author: Kate Anderson
  • Hardcover: 130 pages | 120 colour illustrations
  • Date published: May 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911054412
  • Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 24.5 cm