The History Of Great Britain, Being The Life And Reign Of King James The First, Relating To what passed from his first Accesse to the Crown, till his Death. Published: Richard Lownds, London, 1653. Eighteenth-century full calf with later paper label added to spine.Rubbing to boards, First edition. Arthur Wilson was a seventeenth-century English playwright, historian, and poet. Though born a commoner, he worked professionally as a gentleman-in-waiting and steward to several of the most powerful Parliamentarians during the era leading up to the English Civil War. He is remembered today as a minor playwright who wrote several successful plays for London's Blackfriars Theatre as well as the author of The History of Great Britain, being the Life and Reign of King James I, a valuable nonfiction work that documents the anti-Stuartism prevalent in the late Caroline era. A nice copy of this work.
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