Majestie is a shared biography: that of James I and the Bible that goes by his name. It is part tabloid, part history lesson, part speculation; but it's all James.
A biography of James Stuart is a study in paradox, one that entertains as much as it informs. James I waddles through history, sidewise and crablike. Intellectually astute, he can dazzle and charm with the polish of his rhetoric one minute, and speak with the vulgarity of a tavern bawd the next.ames is an amusing mix of bombast and majesty, of visionary headship and foolishness. And only he, this all-too-human king, our flawed James, could have given us the great book he did.
For all his foibles, James possessed an evolved sense of majesty and wanted nothing more than for his new Bible to reflect this majesty, to gild and elevate the reign, to be the great medicine that might heal the realm.