King James I’s love of books

I knew sundry things about James I but not that he was a book-lover. Writing in his Anatomy of Melancholy, the Oxford scholar¬†Robert Burton (1577-1640) left us an unexpected portrait¬†of the king who contrasts the claustral office of the monarch with the freedom of the life of a scholar. Burton recalls that King James 1605,... Continue Reading →

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