and I combined the thrones of Scotland and England for the first time.
The third chapter, "Malcolm in the Middle: James VI
and I, George Buchanan and the Divine Right of Kings," switches the focus from Anglo-Irish to Anglo-Scottish relations.
At this point, it has become abundantly clear that James VI
and I and the Reunion of Christendom is a book about enlightened ideas rather than their success.
He had been King James VI
of Scotland for 36 years before he succeeded his cousin Elizabeth in 1603 as king of England too, as James I.
Burel perhaps aspired to join the literary circle around James VI
, but I doubt whether its subject would have been particularly congenial to the king who celebrated Uranie, the Christian and moral muse of Du Bartas.
In this opening episode, Clare Jackson looks at King James VI
's attempts to unite Scotland and England under the umbrella of his two crowns, as James I of England and James VI
of Scotland, and to persuade his subjects to feel more British.
After the Reformation, the manse belonged to Alexander Hay, Secretary of State to James VI
James was killed on the blood-soaked Northumberland field, and 90 years later, the crowns of England and Scotland were united when the Tudor dynasty died with Elizabeth I and James VI
of Scotland succeeded her as James I.
James I of England was also James VI
of which country?
Mary was buried at Peterborough Cathedral, but when her son James VI
became James I of England and Scotland on the death of Elizabeth in 1603, he had her body reburied in a chapel near Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey.
The Fowler is discussed against the political situation in Scotland and its relationship to Italy in the time of James VI
Neil Oliver explores the different ways in which Mary, Queen of Scots and her son James VI
forged political union with England.