Editors. "James I becomes his own Principal Secretary". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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When Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, dies, the Secretaryship of State nominally passes to the King's favourite, Robert Carr, Viscount Rochester. However, in practical terms James I becomes his own Principal Secretary.