King James I of England and VI of Scotland

Standard Name: James I of England and VI of Scotland, King
Used Form: King James the First

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Cultural formation Ephelia
If this was Ephelia, she grew up in an extremely wealthy, noble family and an incomparably privileged environment, with King James I her honorary grandfather as well as her godfather, and with fine literature produced...
Cultural formation Lady Arbella Stuart
As a descendant of Henry VII and a niece of Mary Queen of Scots , LAS belonged to the highest possible rank and was close enough to lines of succeession to the thrones both of...
death Queen Elizabeth I
At 3 a.m. QEIdeparted this lyfe, mildly like a lambe, easily like a ripe apple from the tree
Brett, Simon, editor. The Faber Book of Diaries. Faber, 1987.
(probably of bronchitis or pneumonia); James VI of Scotland succeeded her as James I of England.
Neale, J. E. Queen Elizabeth. J. Cape, 1934.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Arbella Stuart
LAS gave James I an ultimatum: either he should find her a husband, or she would find one herself.
Stuart, Lady Arbella. “Introduction and Textual Introduction”. The Letters of Lady Arbella Stuart, edited by Sara Jayne Steen, Sara Jayne Steen, and Sara Jayne Steen, Oxford University Press, 1994, pp. 1 - 113.
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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Arbella Stuart
LAS and William Seymour were married against the King 's express command, at 4 a.m. in her lodgings in Greenwich Palace near London.
Stuart, Lady Arbella. “Introduction and Textual Introduction”. The Letters of Lady Arbella Stuart, edited by Sara Jayne Steen, Sara Jayne Steen, and Sara Jayne Steen, Oxford University Press, 1994, pp. 1 - 113.
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Family and Intimate relationships Ephelia
Lady Mary's father, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham , politician and art collector, was well-known as James I 's favourite, and after his assassination on 23 August 1628 remained well-known for the manner of his death.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Melvill
EM 's father was Sir James Melvill or Melville of Halhill, Collessie, near Auchtermuchty in Fife, Scotland. Halhill was the site of a tower. Sir James's family was famous for loyalty to the...
Family and Intimate relationships Alice Sutcliffe
Among his successive positions at court, John Sutcliffe was squire to James I . He described himself (or perhaps an older namesake) in 1627 as an ancient servant of the Duke of Buckingham , husband...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Halkett
AH 's mother, born Jane Drummond , had (like her father) a job as teacher to the children of James I . She died in August 1647.
Halkett, Anne, and Ann, Lady Fanshawe. “Note on the Text; A Chronology of Anne, Lady Halkett”. The Memoirs of Anne, Lady Halkett and Ann, Lady Fanshawe, edited by John Loftis, Clarendon Press, 1979, pp. 3 - 7.
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Family and Intimate relationships Brilliana, Lady Harley
Her father, who at the time of her birth was Sir Edward Conway and lieutenant governor of the British garrison at Brill, already had a distinguished military career behind him and went on to be...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Mary Wroth
LMW 's husband succeeded to his father's estate, Loughton House at Loughton in Essex, where the king sometimes visited for hunting.
Hannay, Margaret P. Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth. Ashgate, 2010.
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Roberts, Josephine A., and Lady Mary Wroth. “Introduction and Notes”. The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, Louisiana State University Press, 1983, pp. 3 - 75, 219.
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Family and Intimate relationships Susanna Hopton
Susanna's father, Sir Simon Harvey , was at the top of the grocery business. He had borne the title of Royal Grocer under Elizabeth I and James I , and became Clerk of Greencloth (overseeing...
Family and Intimate relationships Lucy Hutchinson
LH 's father, Sir Allen Apsley, was Lieutenant of the Tower of London under James I . Lucy wrote that he and her mother cared for the prisoners there as if they were their children...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Hester Pulter
Hester's father, James Ley , was a lawyer (in time a judge) who sat for many years as Member of Parliament for Westbury (under Queen Elizabeth, James I and Charles I). At the time of...
Literary responses Bathsua Makin
An anecdote relates how King James , on having the author presented to him as a prodigy with an account of her great learning, responded in the most banal way possible: But can she spin...

Timeline

July 1567
Mary Queen of Scots miscarried of twins—or, according to an unsubstantiated rumour, bore a live daughter who was despatched to a French convent.
24 July 1567
Mary, Queen of Scots , abdicated in favour of her one-year-old son, and James VI assumed the Scottish throne.
14 April 1582
The College of Edinburgh (later the University of Edinburgh) received its charter from James VI of Scotland (later James I of England).
About 1590
Ralph Agas is thought to have made his woodcut Agas picture-map of London, which was printed bearing the arms of James I , probably in 1633.
Spring 1599
As soon as the danger of frost was over, the Globe Theatre was built,or re-built, in Southwark, south of the river in London, as a home for Shakespeare 's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men .
24 March 1603
On Queen Elizabeth 's death, James I (James VI of Scotland) assumed the throne.
28 March 1603
Basilikon doron, or, His Maiesties Instructions to his Dearest Sonne, Henry the Prince, by James I , was registered with the Stationers' Company : it was in print within two days, and a rival...
1604
James I published Counterblaste to Tobacco. The king describes smoking as loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.
16 January 1604
One year into his reign in England, King James I received a petitionthat there might bee a newe translation of the Bible to improve on existing, imperfect English versions.
1 November 1604
Shakespeare 's tragedy Othello, written since 30 September of the previous year, was performed before James I at Whitehall.
5 November 1605
A group of Catholic plotters, led by Guy Fawkes , made an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder.
1607
Enclosure activity in the countryside led to riots; James I declared against depopulation, while condemning those who set themselves up as their owne judges and reformers.
12 March 1610
Galileo published at Venice his recent astronomical discoveries (including the existence of the moons of Jupiter) in Sidereus Nuncius, or The Starry Messenger.
1611
James I created the title of baronet, and used it as a source of revenue by selling it.
Between December 1612 and February 1613
Parthenia or The Maydenhead was the first book of music for the virginals printed in England.