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King James & letters of homoerotic desire

Author: David M Bergeron
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What can we know of the private lives of early British sovereigns? Through the unusually large number of letters that survive from King James VI of Scotland/James I of England (1566-1625), we can know a great deal. Using original letters, primarily from the British Library and the National Library of Scotland, David Bergeron creatively argues that James' correspondence with certain men in his court constitutes a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Bergeron, David Moore.
King James & letters of homoerotic desire.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607127373
Named Person: James, King of England; James, King of England; James, King of England; König I ) Jakob (England; George Villiers of (1592-1628) Buckingham
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Bergeron
ISBN: 0877456690 9780877456698
OCLC Number: 40218809
Description: viii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Letters and desire --
Esmé Stuart, Duke of Lennox --
Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset --
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham --
Letters of James and Buckingham --
Ane metaphoricall invention of a tragedie called Phoenix.
Other Titles: King James and letters of homoerotic desire
Responsibility: David M. Bergeron.

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A modern-spelling edition of 75 letters exchanged between George Villiers (Buckingham) and King James. Across the centuries, commentators have condemned the letters as indecent or repulsive. This  Read more...

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