Patronage came not just from James, but from James' wife Anne of Denmark. You may also like:. On practical rather than general levels, much work was done in the areas of navigation, cartography, and surveying—John Widdowes' A Description of the World was one significant volume in this area—as well as in continuing William Gilbert's work on magnetism from the previous reign.
Jacobean furniture pieces are usually of oak and are notable for their heavy forms and bulbous legs. The dramatists cared less for men in the street and women in the kitchen. Some would also claim, as part of this trend, Cornelius Johnson, or Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen, —born and trained in London and active through the first two Stuart reigns.
The Gunpowder Plot of was a failed attempt to kill the Protestant King James I of Englandhis family, and most of the Protestant aristocracy in one fell swoop by blowing up the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening.
Gift of Mrs. James's backup plan was to marry his son Charles to a French Catholic princess, who would bring a handsome dowry.
The Elizabethan age was the golden age of English drama. At the same time, the curious combination of ability and complacency, idleness and shrewd judgement, warm emotions and lack of discretion so well described by Fontenay remained typical of James throughout his life.