The Cradle King: A Life of James VI & I by Alan Stewart
English | October 31st, 2011 | ISBN: 1448104572, 1845951603 | 458 pages | EPUB | 1.36 MB
As the son of Mary Queen of Scots, born into her 'bloody nest', James had the most precarious of childhoods. Even before his birth, his life was threatened: it was rumoured that his father, Henry, had tried to make the pregnant Mary miscarry by forcing her to witness the assassination of her supposed lover, David Riccio. By the time James was one year old, Henry was murdered, possibly with the connivance of Mary; Mary was in exile in England; and James was King of Scotland.