King James VI of Scotland (1566-1625) became King of England, first of the Stuart dynasty, after the death of Elizabeth I. He brought a new, more autocratic, style of government and was a believer in the Divine Right of Kings - the idea that monarchs were answerable only to God. These ideas were inherited by his son, Charles I, and put the monarchy on a collision course with the English Parliament.
King James I (1603 - 1625) was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband Lord Darnley. He was descended from Robert the Bruce, and the English Tudors through his great grandmother Margaret Tudor sister of Henry VIII. His mother remarried , but in 1567 was forced to renounce the throne of Scotland and James became King Jame VI...When Elizabeth I died in 1603 James was crowned King James I of England the first King of the combined crowns of England and Scotland.
James I of England & VI of Scotland, he was the successor to the English throne when his cousin several-times-removed Queen Elizabeth I died. He is best known for his sponsorship of the King James Bible.
King James VI of Scotland and I of England was born in Edinburgh Castle on the 19 June 1566. He succeeded to the Scottish throne at the age of thirteen months, after his mother Mary, Queen of Scots, was compelled to abdicate in his favour.