James IV & I Reign 1603 - 1625

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  • James IV & I Reign 1603 - 1625
    • Had a sister called Arbella who was close to Elizabeth
    • Believed in the Divine Right of Kings - God had shown he wanted him to be King
      • 'Basilikan Doron' Published by James for his son- all about the divine right of kings
    • Homosexual
    • When he came to the thrown he already had a wife and heirs - Henry, Charles and Elizabeth
    • King of Scotland and England - Wanted to unify them
      • Union of Parliament
      • A committee for union set up by both Houses of Parliament
      • Parliamentary Union never achieved
      • Wanted a common religious system
      • English gentry felt threatened by the thought of Union
      • Wanted to unify the legal systems
        • Abolish laws hostile to Scotland in the English statute book and vice versa
        • This was achieved and resulted in the establishment of free trade and common currency
    • Mixed Scotts and English in courts
    • 5 Articles of Perth 1618
      • King of Scotland and England - Wanted to unify them
        • Union of Parliament
        • A committee for union set up by both Houses of Parliament
        • Parliamentary Union never achieved
        • Wanted a common religious system
        • English gentry felt threatened by the thought of Union
        • Wanted to unify the legal systems
          • Abolish laws hostile to Scotland in the English statute book and vice versa
          • This was achieved and resulted in the establishment of free trade and common currency
      • Attempt to find common religious ground
      • 1. Holy Communion - Kneeling
      • 2. Conformation from Bishop
      • 3. Private baptism for the sick and elderly i.e. christening
      • 4. Christmas, Easter etc to be celebrated
    • Foreign Policy
      • Treaty of London 1604
        • The expansion of trade with Spain
        • Increased trading opportunities
        • Saved money
        • Achieved peaceful aims
        • Fear of a rise in the practice of catholicism
      • James wished to maintain good relations with Spain but the public and parliament did not
      • James copied the actions of King Solomon and proposed to use his children to maintain a balance of peace in England
        • 1613 Princess Elizabeth marries Elector Frederick
        • Charles to marry a spanish catholic
          • Did not work due to the terms Spain wanted
          • Would keep England from engaging in war with Spain

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