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James I of England and VI of Scotland: His Early Life

James I of England and VI of Scotland: His Early Life | King James of Scotland Childhood | Scoop.it
King James I of England inherited the Scottish throne at the age of just 13 months. Brought up in troubled times, he endured an unhappy childhood.

 

King James was faced with a extremely rough childhood. The seperation from his mother at such a young age left him with no mother figure or a father figure. His upbringing was left to those around him, and as King he was forced into the Prostant religion; contrary to his mothers Catholic beliefs. His actions as King were to lessen the major conflicts of religion that was a consistant struggle. KIng James' upbringing was not usual of any king and was surely not a childhood that would thwart a good KIng.

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nicolette tomasetti's comment, November 12, 2012 10:07 PM
King James' extremely rough childhood is an adequate explination to his interest in the evil upbringing of Witchcraft. Growing up without a real family behind his back left King James with evil interests about Shakespeare's "Macbeth."
King James I's comment, November 14, 2012 10:51 PM
I agree with Nicolette that James' childhood lead to how he turned out as an adult. He was inherited the throne at such a young age to make wise decisions for the best of the country. Not only that, but he did not have a proper upbringing since both his parents were dead. It was probably too much stress on him to deal with that and running a whole country, which is why a lot of people had a problem with him.
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History of James | Who was James | Bibleworld

History of James | Who was James | Bibleworld | King James of Scotland Childhood | Scoop.it

This article is about the lonely life of King James. He grew up without any real sense of family. His father died when he was young and by the time he was twenty his mother was beheaded. He became king when he was thirteen months old and was taken to be raised by The Earl and Countess of Mar in Stirling Castle. 

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King James I

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King James I was crowned King of England in 1603 when Elizabeth I died unmarried. At this time, he was also the King of Scotland, so the crowns of England and Scotland were combined. James was a supporter of the arts, and often had a troupe of actors perform plays for him. His foreign policy was focused on a closer relationship with Spain. Parliament, however, still saw Spain as an enemy and competitor, so this plan was not well liked. James also expanded the East India Company to bring in spices from the east. Perhaps his most important acheivement was founding the colony of Jamestown in Virginia.

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Shacaidanmatt's comment, November 13, 2012 8:26 PM
It sounds like he had very rough life. He was fathered murdered a several months after he was born, his mother excuted, and losing a few of his children; no wonder he didn't like "Macbeth". It was very distasteful of Shakespeare to right that play.
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BBC - Scotland's History - James VI, King of Scots, King of England and Ireland

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The article, “James VI, King of Scots 1567 - 1625, King of England and Ireland 1603 – 1625” was about the death of King James’ mother and what he would do without her. At the age of twenty, both of his parents had already died. Considering beheadings were done in public, King James had to witness his own mother’s death. His mother, Mary, was a captive of Elizabeth in England. She summoned Mary to get executed but King James begged for his mother not to be sent to her death. This only pushed Elizabeth more to do it, so it was done. Mary, James’ mother, was executed in public.

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