By Christopher Lee
1603 used to be the yr that Queen Elizabeth I, the final of the Tudors, died. Her cousin, Robert Carey, instantly rode like a demon to Scotland to take the inside track to James VI. The cataclysmic time of the Stuarts had come and the son of Mary Queen of Scots left Edinburgh for London to assert his throne as James I of britain.
Diaries and notes written in 1603 describe how a resurgence of the plague killed approximately 40,000 humans. clergymen blamed the sins of the folk for the pestilence, witches have been strangled and burned and plotters strung up on gate tops. yet now not all used to be gloom and violence. From a ship's log we study of the 1st important cargoes of pepper getting back from the East Indies after the institution of a brand new spice path; Sharkespeare was once completing Othello and Ben Jonson wrote furiously to thrill a state thirsting for leisure.
1603 used to be probably the most very important and engaging years in British background. Christopher Lee, acclaimed writer of This Sceptred Isle, unfolds its tale from first-hand money owed and unique files to reflect the seminal 12 months during which Britain moved from Tudor medievalism in the direction of the wars, republicanism and regicide that lay forward.
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