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  James I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James was born on 19 June 1566 at Edinburgh Castle, and automatically became Duke of Rothesay and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, for he was the eldest son of the monarch and thus the heir-apparent.
James faced a Roman Catholic uprising in 1588, and was forced to reconcile with the Church of Scotland, at length agreeing to the repeal of the Black Acts in 1592.
The Descendents of James I and VI of England and Scotland.
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 Royalty.nu - Royal History - King James VI and I
James was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots and her second husband, Lord Darnley.
James I: The Masque of Monarchy by James Travers.
King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom by W.B. Patterson focuses on the king's peace-making and diplomacy in Europe.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Stuart/JamesI.html   (1048 words)

 Famous Scots - King James VI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Famous Scots - King James VI Son of Mary Queen of Scots and ancestor of the "Young Pretender" Charles Stuart, James Charles Stuart would eventually become the ruler of both England and Scotland and leave a legacy which can still be readily seen today.
James had become the first king to rule Scotland, England, and Ireland at the same time, a kingdom which he referred to as "Great Britain." It was also under his reign that the first successful colonies were established on the North American mainland, including Nova Scotia (New Scotland in Latin), Massachusetts, and Virginia.
James died on March 27, 1625 at Theobolds Park in Herts, England at the age of 59.
www.tartans.com /articles/famscots/jamesviking.html   (882 words)

 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
James I was born in 1566 to Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley.
James awarded over 200 peerages (landed titles) as, essentially, bribes designed to win loyalty, the most controversial of which was his creation of George Villiers (his closest advisor and companion) as Duke of Buckingham.
James tried to kindle Spanish relations by seeking a marriage between his son Charles and the Spanish Infanta (who was less than receptive to the clumsy overtures of Charles and Buckingham), and by executing Sir Walter Raleigh at the behest of Spain.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon46.html   (634 words)

 History of Scotland: encyclopedia article from Wikipedia
Scotland advanced markedly in educational terms during the fifteenth century with the founding of the University of St Andrews in 1413, the University of Glasgow in 1450 and the University of Aberdeen in 1494, and with the passing of the Education Act 1496.
James IV's reign is often considered to be a period of cultural flourishing, and it was around this period that the European Renaissance began to infiltrate Scotland.
Scotland was to have 45 seats in the House of Commons, and a representation in the House of Lords.
www.scottishlaw.org.uk /scotlaw/usehistoryscotland.html   (7917 words)

 James I of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
James VI of Scotland (June 19, 1566 - March 27, 1625, reigned July 24, 1567 - March 27, 1625) and James I of England and Ireland (reigned March 24, 1603-March 27,1625) was the first king of both England and Scotland.
James became king of Scotland on July 24, 1567, at the age of 13 months, after his mother Mary, Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate.
James VI/I died in 1625 of gout and senility and is buried in the Henry VII chapel in Westminster Abbey.
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 BBC - History - James VI and I 1603 - 25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne in 1603, aged 37.
James believed that Kings ruled by divine right; the privileges of Parliament were granted by the King, who could summon and dissolve it at will.
While James' position was arguable, it was also archaic; it threatened a complete break with the Tudors' approach of securing their power - and finances - by gaining the consent of nobility and gentry.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/england/stu_james_vi_i.shtml   (281 words)

 The Life of King James I of England
James I of England and VI of Scotland was born in 1566, the son of
Buchanan instilled in James political theories which included the idea that the king is beholden to the people for his power, a belief which James later came to reject in favour of Divine Right kingship.
James developed a genuine love of learning (he was not, as many authors have claimed, a mere pedant), some skill in writing poetry, and a lively prose style.
www.luminarium.org /sevenlit/james/jamesbio.htm   (1005 words)

 Scotland's Past - James VI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
James was born one year before the abdication of Mary but it was sixteen years before he could rule the kingdom as he wished.
The Earls of Moray (James Stewart, illegitimate son of James V) from 1567-70; Lennox (Matthew Stewart, father of Darnley) from 1570-1; Mar (John Erskine, the custodian of King James) from 1571-2; and Morton (James Douglas) from 1572-8 were all guardians of the kingdom and Morton was also in control of the administration until 1850.
James did not wish to alienate the leading Presbyterians, such as Andrew Melville, and in 1592 he officially declared Scotland to be a Presbyterian state.
www.scotlandspast.org /jamesvi.cfm   (1323 words)

James I’s son, Charles I, quarreled incessantly with Parliament and with the Puritans, and his reign was ended with his head on the executioner’s block, before a large, horrified London crowd in 1649.
James II, a Roman Catholic, was deposed in 1688 because of his religion and because of quarrels with Parliament.
James became an exile in France, and it is he whom Louis XIV of France had proclaimed as the legitimate King of England, helping to spark the War of the Grand Alliance, that caused so much devastation in the Palatinate.
www.angelfire.com /fang/snaggle/chap_IX.htm   (1646 words)

 James VI of Scotland / James I of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
James VI of Scotland / James I of England
Became James VI of Scotland upon his mother's flight to England.
Became James I, King of England on Elizabeth's death.
tudorhistory.org /people/james6   (47 words)

 Famous Scots - King James VI
James escaped at the age of 14 and asserted his own authority (including the execution of the Regent Morton in 1581).
His ambition to become King of England as well as Scotland meant that he did nothing to mitigate the fate of his mother who had been imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth and was ultimately executed by her.
James married Anne of Denmark, younger daughter of Frederick II, in Oslo in 1589.
www.rampantscotland.com /famous/blfamjames6.htm   (537 words)

 hamiextrainfo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England in 1603.
James VI became interested in witchcraft as a subject in 1589 when he journeyed to Denmark for his soon to be queen: Anne of Denmark.
In 1603, James VI of Scotland became James I of England.
www.louisville.edu /a-s/english/babo/hamilton/hamiextrainfo.html   (336 words)

 King James I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
King James VI of Scotland and James I of England (1566 - 1625) was the son of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley who was her cousin.
He was crowned James I of England in 1603 after the death of Queen Elizabeth, leading to what is now known as the United Kingdom: indeed the flag, the Union Jack, was named after him and probably was flown over Fort James in Virginia..
James was educated for eight years from the age of four by the famous historian and scholar George Buchanan (1506-1582) who was one of the finest European writers of Latin and one of the founders of modern constitutional Liberty.
www.jamestowne.org /KingJames.htm   (348 words)

 TWELFTH GENERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
King James Stuart VI of Scotland James 1 of ENGLAND King of Kings was born on 16 Jun 1566 in Edinburg, Scotland (House of Stuart of Scotland).
He was married to Anne of DENMARK Queen of England and Scotland (daughter of King Frederick II of DENMARK) in Aug 1589 in Copenhagen (proxy marriage) later at Oslo on 23 Nov. Anne of DENMARK Queen of England and Scotland was born in 1574 in Denmark - dtr of Frederick II.
Henry SCOTLAND Prince of Wales was born in Feb 1594 in Stirling Castle, Scotland - son of James VI.
home.att.net /~hamiltonclan/hamilton/gilbert/d3424.htm   (201 words)

 World Book || James I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He became James VI of Scotland in 1567 when his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots, gave up that throne.
James believed in the divine right of kings, the belief that kings get the right to rule from God, rather than from the people.
James supported the Anglican Church and sponsored a translation of the Bible, published in 1611, that is now known as the King James Version.
www.worldbook.com /wc/features/queen/html/jamesi.htm   (218 words)

 King James I
James VI of Scotland and James I of England
James VI of Scotland (June 19, 1566 - March 27, 1625, reigned July 24, 1567 - March 27, 1625) became James I of England and Ireland (reigned March 24, 1603-March 27, 1625) and was the first king of both England and Scotland.
James inherited the throne of England after the death of his mother's cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. James was never a very popular monarch among the people of England.
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history/king-james.html   (803 words)

 James VI of Scotland, James I of England
James was an experienced monarch when he ascended the English throne, having been King of Scotland since his infancy.
James created more knights before his coronation than Elizabeth did over the whole period of her reign (and most of those were not created by the Queen, but by imprudent military commanders, such as Essex).
There is correspondence which survives in which James addresses his cupbearer, the young George Villiers, later Duke of Buckingham, as his "sweet child and wife." Though it was a well-kept secret, rumours of James' homosexual tendencies abounded; ironically, he wrote sternly against its practice in one of his own works, Basilicon Doron (1599).
ise.uvic.ca /Library/SLTnoframes/history/james.html   (488 words)

 King James I: Biography of King James I
James Charles Stuart was born on June 19, 1566 at Edinburg Castle in Scotland.
James' mother, Mary, was imprisoned in England by her cousin Queen Elizabeth and 19 years later, in February of 1587, was executed for her part in the conspiracy to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Despite his detractors, King James the VI of Scotland and I of England was a highly successful King.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /kingbio.htm   (2561 words)

 James VI of Scotland
King of Scotland (1567-1625), and the first Stuart King of England (1603-25), English historians have tended to portray him as a coward and a fussy and foolish pedant: 'The wisest fool in Christendom'.
The oldest existing record of the Lodge, called "The Mutual Agreement" of 24 December, 1658, records that James was "entered Freemason and Fellowcraft of the Lodge of Scoon" on 15 April, 1601.
James also appointed William Schaw as Master of the Work and Warden General in 1583, with the commission of re-organising the masonic craft.
freemasonry.bcy.ca /biography/james_vi/james_vi.html   (319 words)

 Speeches of James I
During his minority, James was rigorously instructed in the Protestant faith and given the education of a Renaissance scholar by his two tutors, George Buchanan and Peter Young.
James had hopes that this parliament would overcome previous misunderstandings and that it would become the parliament 'of love', but in reality it became even more fractious then its predecessor and James brought it to an abrupt end: it has become known as the 'Addled Parliament'.
It principally concerns the proper administration of the law of England as James conceived it; he asserts that it is the king who should determine the boundaries between the jurisdictions of the country's various courts.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /exhibns/month/sep2003.html   (1909 words)

 AllRefer.com - James VI, king of Scotland (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - James VI, king of Scotland (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
James VI, king of Scotland, British And Irish History, Biographies
James VI king of Scotland: see James I, king of England.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/X/X-James6Sco.html   (146 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 - This Sceptred Isle - King of the Scots Becomes King of the English
Robert Cecil supported James VI in the tense days before he was proclaimed James I of England, he became his closest adviser in the first years of his reign.
James I noted that the real problem was the gaggle of lawyers who tried to dominate everything.
James VI of Scotland marries Anne of Denmark
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/history/sceptred_isle/page/56.shtml?question=56   (556 words)

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