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01/25/2022 01:00 PM01/25/2022 02:00 PMEurope/LondonGoing Global: James I and the Wider WorldBarnard's Inn HallMM/DD/YYYY
From the mid-16th century, the Break with Rome and latterly Elizabeth I’s war with Spain, had left England isolated, but with James’s accession and peace with Spain, all was to change. James was determined to have a decisive role in European politics and the reunification of Christendom, and English trade moved beyond Europe to new international markets. The inhabitants of ‘Britain’ became some of the most well-travelled people of the age whose interests and religious loyalties were increasingly aligned with protestants in Europe.
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Professor Anna Whitelock is a historian, author and broadcaster. She is Professor of the History of Monarchy at City, University of London. Anna is the prizewinning author of Mary Tudor England’s First Queen (Bloomsbury 2009) (US- Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen (Random House 2010) and Elizabeth’s Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen’s Court (Bloomsbury, 2013) (Published in the US as The Queen’s Bed by FSG) which won The American PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography.
She is currently finishing a book on James I and the dawn of the 17th century. She is an international media commentator on the monarchy, public history, and the Tudors and Stuarts. She is the Principal Investigator on a major AHRC project exploring Queen Elizabeth II in the Caribbean, 1952-to present.