James II Paperback
by John Miller
Part of the The Yale English Monarchs Series series
A study of King James II and his reign, drawing on a wide array of primary sources from France, Italy and Ireland, as well as England.
It explores James's relations with the state and society, focusing on the political, diplomatic and religious issues that shaped his reign.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 297 pages, 12 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 08/09/2000
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780300087284
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Review by everfresh1
Thorough biography of that not very popular king. I love when historical biography goes beyond dealing with any particular person but provides a background that would affect the formation and actions of that person. This book does that beautifully. The only shortcoming I find is that author doesn't go into more details about James' personal life, relationship with his wife, etc.