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King James and the history of homosexuality / Michael B. Young.

Author/Creator:
Young, Michael B., author.
Edition:
Revised edition, Second edition.
Publication:
[Oxford] : Fonthill Media, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
277 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
James I, King of England, 1566-1625 -- In literature.
James I, King of England, 1566-1625
Male homosexuality -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Male homosexuality -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Male homosexuality -- Scotland -- History.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- James I, 1603-1625.
Kings and rulers.
Literature
Male homosexuality
Great Britain.
Scotland
Form/Genre:
Biography
History
Summary:
"James VI & I, the namesake of the King James Version of the Bible, had a series of notorious male favorites. No one denies that these relationships were amorous, but were they sexual? Michael B. Young merges political history with recent scholarship in the history of sexuality to answer that question. More broadly, he shows that James's favorites had a negative impact within the royal family, at court, in Parliament, and in the nation at large. Contemporaries raised the specter of a sodomitical court and an effeminized nation; some urged James to engage in a more virile foreign policy by embarking on war. Queen Anne encouraged a martial spirit and molded her oldest son to be more manly than his father. Repercussions continued after James's death, detracting from the majesty of the monarchy and contributing to the outbreak of the Civil War." --book jacket.
Contents:
Life and loves
Sodomy
Base fellows
Effeminacy and peace
Manliness and war
Legacy
Memory
James and the history of homosexuality.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-271) and index.
ISBN:
9781781555439
1781555435
OCLC:
964370643
Publisher Number:
99969972747
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