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James I's Foreign policy
Aims
James wanted to avoid war and wanted to act as a peacemaker king throughout
Europe.
Wanted to be a mediator of Europe
This was evident in his marriage policies for his two children of marriages into
leading Royal families of Europe. Elizabeth +Fredrick and Charles…

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Julich­Cleves dispute 1609
The ruler of JulichCleves died without an heir. It was left a strategic point in Europe. The
Habsburg ruler sent troops to occupy JulichCleves, but the French, the United Provinces
and the English (reluctantly) all protested. The dispute was settled in 1614 by splitting
JulichCleves in half…

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