James I


Whether viewed as a lawgiver, tyrant or martyr, James I has cast a long shadow over the history of Scotland. Michael Brown's biography, the first full-length study in over fifty years, concludes that despite its apparent glamour and power, James I's 'golden age' had shallow roots: after a life of drastically swinging fortunes, he met his end in a violent coup, a victim of his own methods.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • East Linton, Scotland
Publication year:
  • 2000
  • Revised