Information about King James VI and I

King James VI and I (19 June 1566 - 27 March 1625)

On 19th June 1566, King James I was born to Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. Only a year later, the family’s residence was destroyed in an explosion, with Lord Darnley found murdered in his garden.

Two months after the incident, Mary Queen of Scots married the fourth Earl of Bothwell James Hepburn, who was widely believed to have orchestrated the murder of her late husband. The Scottish people were so moved by the idea that they staged an uprising and the queen was imprisoned in the Loch Leven Castle. She was forced to abdicate the throne in favour of her one-year-old son.

The child was crowned James VI of Scots in July 1567 at the Stirling Castle. After the death of Queen Elizabeth I, James VI ascended the throne of England and Ireland on the 25th July, 1603 at Westminster Abbey. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciary, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union. James ruled them both until his death on 27th March 1625 at age 58.

King James VI and I reigned in...
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King James VI Flag of Scotland Scotland 24 July 1567 27 March 1625
King James I Flag of England England 24 March 1603 27 March 1625 1
King James I Flag of Ireland, Kingdom of Ireland, Kingdom of 24 March 1603 27 March 1625
King James VI and I: Legends on Coins
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· IACOBUS. D .G. MA. BRI. FRA. ET. HI. REX 1604 1619 1
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King James VI and I: Effigies on Coins
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King James VI and I / King James I, fifth bust King James I, fifth bust 1604 1
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