Harper Perennial,: 2005.
281pp + Photographs + Pub Ads 16pp
A net of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson and Bacon; of the Gunpowder Plot; the worst outbreak of the plague England had ever seen; Arcadian landscapes; murderous, toxic slums; and, above all, of sometimes overwhelming religious passion. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than it had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between the polarities.This was the world that created the King James Bible. It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no ... View More...