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King James I of England (VI of Scotland)

King James the VI of Scotland & the I of England Unjustly Accused?Born: 19 June 1566
Father: Henry Stuart
Mother: Mary, Queen of Scots
Reigned: 1603 - 1625
Died: 27 March 1625 of kidney failure

Key events:

1603 - 24 March - Death of Elizabeth I - James I became King of England
1605 - Gunpowder plot - Guy Fawkes attempts to blow-up Parliament
1606 - 12 April - Union Jack adopted
1607 - Appearance of Halley's Comet
1611 - Authorised version of Bible published
1613 - Trinity Hospital founded in Greenwich.
King James VI & I Innocent Until Proven Guilty 1616 - King Charles I (1600 - 1649) commissions Queens House for his Queen Henrietta Maria.
1617 - Henry Briggs introduces decimal notation.
1618 - Sir Walter Releigh put to death
1620 - 6 September - Pilgrim Fathers set sail in Mayflower to America from Southwark sail past Greenwich.
1622 - First English newspaper
1625 - 27 March - death of James I




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