You are here

Book Series: Tudor and Stuart Texts

Book

The True Law of Free Monarchies and Basilikon Doron

James I's unique writings are more often known of than known and read. The True Law of Free Monarchies is a theoretical justification of the divine right of kings; Basilikon Doron (or the king's gift) is a pragmatic guide, a "how to" book, that combines James's personal experiences as king of Scotland, with his scholarly and literary notions of the ideal comportment of the monarch.

More Info
Scroll to the top