James' character

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  • james believed in the "divine rights of king which made him reliant on his prerogative
  • he was poltically skill as well as provocative.
  • Davis Farr suggested that he sought to compromise and negoiate with the poltical nations in engalnd while defending his preogative, which shows he was a pragmatic leader.
  • he was tolerant of others religions as he aimed to achive religious unit, as highlighted in his jacobean policies. This is evident in the millinary pettition and the hampton court conference.
  • He was financially irresponsible, through being constantly overly generous to his friends and favourites. when he was granted subsidies to settle his death in 1606,

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