Dummies Guide to James VI & I. By: Erika & Jensen. Table of contents. Dummies guide part one, two and three: pages 1-3 James VI & I family: page 3 Deaths: page 4 Multiple choice questions: pages 5-9 Short answer questions: pages 10-12 Short essay questions: pages 13-14.
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By: Erika & Jensen
(it wasn’t rare that babies die at birth because in the 1500s no one
knew that smoking and drinking was bad for babies)
what was the reason for James to go to Denmark??? What was the issue?? How did he solve the issue???
James VI of Scotland was the only child of Mary, Queen of Scots. James’s father was Lord Darnley (Henry Stewart) who had been killed in a suspicious explosion, the rumor was that the explosion was caused by Mary and Lord Bothwell, who she later marry. At thirteen months when Mary was forced to abdicate James, he became the King of Scotland and never saw his mother again at the age of 8 months.
He became King of Scots on 24 July 1567, when he was just thirteen months old,
He continued to control all three kingdoms for 22 years,
He based himself in England (the largest of the three realms) from 1603.
James showed little interest in women, however and the choice fell on the fourteen-year-old Anne of Denmark, that was the
younger daughter of the Protestant Frederick II. She’d later have 8 children with James.
James and Anne had 8 children, but only three survived: Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, who died of typhoid fever in 1612, aged 18; Elizabeth, later Queen of Bohemia, and Charles, the future King.
Anne died before James in March 1619.
James went to Denmark and got inspiration from the witch hunt, and started to write books about
it. James was very cautious about the people he met, because he thought that if he had bad luck then he had been cursed by “witches”