Question by  StanG (44)

Who was King James 1st?

I need the basics, when was King James the first in power, what lead to him no longer being in power etc.


Answer by  cccc (57)

James VI, King of Scots, became James I of England in March 1603 and reigned until his death from acute dysentery in March 1625.


Answer by  toytrader (38)

He was the King of England from 1603 to 1605. He was chronically ill in the years preceding his death, but died from an attack of dysentery.


Answer by  ajax (186)

James I was the first of the Stuart Kings of England. Born in 1566, he ascended to the throne of Scotland as James VI as a baby. He became James I of England upon the death of the childless Elizabeth I in 1603, and reigned until his death in 1625.


Answer by  Chris48 (475)

James received the title of James IV of Scotland in 1567 at the age of 13 months, though regents ruled until he came of age. He was proclaimed King James I of England in 1603 when Elizabeth I died childless. James ruled until his death in 1625.


Answer by  Meghan32 (7)

King James 1st became King of England on July 24, 1567 at thirteen months old; however, because of his age he did not take full control as King until 1581. He ruled until his death in 1625.


Answer by  kakoe (989)

King James ruled from 1567 - 1685 and is best known for uniting England, Ireland and Scotland into one kingdom. Also under his reign was when the translated King James Bible was created. James was crowned King of Scots as a youth and died King of Great Britain of illness.


Answer by  Fleshj (403)

King James the First was the first Stuart Kng of England. He was the King of Scotland in 1567 and became the King of England, Scotland and Ireland when Queen Elizibeth died childless (last of the Tudor monarchs). His reign ended upon his death in 1625. Serious English colonization of North American began during his reign.


Answer by  MrAustinFtw (7)

First, he was King James VI of Scotland. Then he became King James I of Great Britain. (Get it? The question asked who he was first!)

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