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Reigned 1603-1625
(Also King James VI of Scotland, 1567-1625)

Reigned 1625-1649; beheaded

Reigned 1660-1685

(Also King James VII of Scotland)
Reigned 1685-1688; deposed

Mary II reigned 1689-1694
William III reigned 1689-1702

Reigned 1702-1714


Reigned Before the Stuarts:
The Tudors (reigned 1485-1603)

Reigned After the Stuarts:
The Hanoverians (reigned 1714-1901)

List of British Royal Dynasties:


Related Topics:

Bonnie Prince Charlie
Britain's Royal History
Scotland's Royal History
Ireland's Royal History


Books About the Stuarts

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Book categories: The Stuarts, Women, Arbella, Politics & Law, Stuart Era, Palaces, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William and Mary, Anne, Old Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Fiction, British Royalty, Scottish Royalty


The Stuart Monarchy

The Stuarts by John Miller. Examines the individual Stuart monarchs and the Stuart dynasty as a whole.

The Royal Stuarts by Allan Massie. Explores the family's lineage from the first Stuart king to the last.

An Illustrated Introduction to the Stuarts by Pamela Womack. Includes a timeline, a family tree, and chapters on each of the Stuart monarchs.

Tudors Versus Stewarts: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary, Queen of Scots by Linda Porter. Tells the story of divided families, flamboyant kings and queens, blood feuds, sexual license, and violent deaths.

A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714 by Mark Kishlansky. Provides an introduction to the monarchs and their times. This is the sixth volume in the Penguin History of Britain series.

Rebellion: Britain's First Stuart Kings, 1567-1642 by Tim Harris. The reign of James VI and Charles I, and why ultimately all three of their kingdoms were to rise in rebellion against Stuart rule.

The Early Stuart Kings, 1603-1642 by Graham E. Seel and David L. Smith. Explores the personalities and events of the turbulent early Stuart era, from the reign of James I to the English Civil War.

The Sickly Stuarts: The Medical Downfall of a Dynasty by Frederick Holmes. The author argues that the course of British history might have been very different if not been for the physical frailty of James I, James II, and Charles I.

Royal Poetrie: Monarchic Verse and the Political Imaginary of Early Modern England by Peter C. Herman. Devotes a chapter each to poetry written by Henry VIII, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, and James VI/I. A postscript examines verses that circulated under Charles I's name after his execution.

The Stuart Courts edited by Eveline Cruickshanks. Essays about the cultural and administrative aspects of the Stuart courts in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Books About Scotland's Stewarts

Stuart Princesses & Other Women

Ungrateful Daughters: The Stuart Princesses Who Stole Their Father's Crown by Maureen Waller. In 1688, seven prominent men invited William of Orange to intervene in English affairs. But it was the women, Queen Mary Beatrice and her stepdaughters Mary and Anne, who played a key role in this drama.

Women and Culture at the Courts of the Stuart Queens edited by Clare McManus. Literature, theater, patronage, and commissioning in the courts of Anna of Denmark (1603-19) and Henrietta Maria (1625-42).

Women According to Men: The World of Tudor-Stuart Women by Suzanne W. Hull. Discusses the rules for women's behavior, theories on conception, health habits, and more.

Arbella Stuart

Arbella: England's Lost Queen by Sarah Gristwood. Biography of Lady Arbella Stuart, a determined, passionate young woman who was a pawn in the struggle for succession to Queen Elizabeth I.

The Letters of Lady Arbella Stuart by Arbella Stuart, edited by Sara Jayne Steen. Lady Arbella Stuart (1575-1615) was a claimant to the English throne whose more than 100 letters to relatives, her husband, court officials, and friends reveal a powerful drama.

Arbella Stuart: Rival to the Queen by David N. Durant. Biography. Out of print, but available from Alibris.

In the Shadow of the Throne: The Lady Arbella Stuart by Ruth Norrington. Biography that says both Arbella and James I suffered from porphyria. From Alibris.

Too Near the Throne by Molly Haycraft. A novel based on Arbella Stuart's life. From Alibris.

Politics, Government, & Law

The Early Stuarts: A Political History of England 1603-1642 by Roger Lockyer. Examines the controversial reigns of James I and Charles I.

The Age of Faction by Alan Marshall is about British court politics between 1660 and 1702.

The Political History of Tudor and Stuart England: A Sourcebook edited by Victor Stater. From the bloody overthrow of Richard III to the creation of an imperial state under Queen Anne, this collection of documents illustrates England's transition from the medieval to the modern.

Image Wars: Promoting Kings and Commonwealths in England, 1603-1660 by Kevin Sharpe. How royalists and parliamentarians managed their public images, from the coronation of James I to the end of Cromwell's protectorate.

Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government by G. R. Elton. Collection of papers about the political, constitutional, and personal problems of the Tudor and Stuart governments. Published in four volumes.

The Stuart Era

Century of Revolution by Christopher Hill. A classic history of the English Civil War.

The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714 by Barry Coward.

Early Modern England by J. A. Sharpe. A social history of England from 1550 to 1760.

Princes, Pastors and People by Susan Doran. Traces the many changes in religious life that took place during the Tudor and Stuart eras.

The Seventeenth Century: 1603-1688 edited by Jenny Wormald. Leading scholars analyze the Union of 1603 between England and Scotland; the Civil War, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods; and the cultural interaction between the kingdoms.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor & Stuart Britain edited by J. S. Morrill. Includes 225 color illustrations.

Stuart Court & Palaces

Tudors, Stuarts & the Russian Tsars: Treasures of the Royal Courts edited by Olga Dmitrieva and Tessa Murdoch. Explores diplomatic, trade and cultural exchanges between the courts of Britain and Russia from the reign of Henry VIII to the death of Charles II. Photos illustrate chapters on portraits, arms and armour, heraldry, textiles and jewellery, and more.

Other Books About British Palaces

Fiction

Hope Endures by Nigel Tranter. Novel about Thomas Hope, who counselled three kings through a tumultuous time in Scottish history: James VI and I, Charles I, and Charles II.

Monarchs

Books About James I
Books About Charles I
Books About Charles II
Books About James II
Books About William and Mary
Books About Queen Anne

Other

Books About Bonnie Prince Charlie
Books About Britain's Royal History
Books About Scotland's Royal History
Books About England's Royal History
Books About Ireland's Royal History

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