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The Road to Revolution

Maurice Lee

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ISBN 10: 0252011368 / ISBN 13: 9780252011368
Published by University of Illinois Press, 1985
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Title: The Road to Revolution

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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Professor Lee, who holds a distinguished chair at Rutgers University, is that unusual animal, a modern American academic historian who has had a successful career on the strength of publishing mainly in the field of early modern Scottish history. Of course, he does not teach specialist Scottish courses, and he has been known to say, with a twinkle in his eye, that he has sold himself over the years as a British historian, but the scale and quality of his publications certainly entitles him to rank as one of the most distinguished living historians of Scotland. The kenspeckle figure of James VI and I has always been near the heart of Professor Lee's interests, and five years ago he published a very important book Government by Pen which look at the neglected topic of the governance of Scotland after the accession of James to the English and Irish thrones. His broad conclusion was that, partly because he never went there apart from his pantomimic progression in 1617, Scotland was probably the best governed of James' realms. What James did do for his ancient kingdom was choose men of real capacity to run it for him through the instrumentality of the Scottish Privy Council. The first of these, the London- based Lord Treasurer the Earl of Dunbar, was clearly a bastard of the first water, but after 1611 his arbitrary regime was replaced by the wise and conciliatory regime of Alexander Seton Lord Chancellor and Earl of Dunfermline.

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