James I of England Timeline

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  • 19 Jun 1566
    James Stuart, son of Mary, Queen of Scots and future King James VI of Scotland and James I of England, is born in Edinburgh Castle.
  • 24 Jul 1567
    James VI of Scotland becomes king following the abdication of his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 29 Jul 1567
    Coronation of James VI of Scotland at Stirling.
  • May 1568
    Elizabeth I of England confines the exiled Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 14 May 1568
    Mary, Queen of Scots flees Scotland and seeks sanctuary in England.
  • Aug 1582
    King James VI of Scotland is abducted by Protestant English lords in the Raid of Ruthven.
  • Jul 1586
    The Treaty of Berwick, a peace treaty, is signed between England and Scotland.
  • 14 Oct 1586
    Mary, Queen of Scots is tried and, found guilty of plotting against Elizabeth I of England, is condemned to death.
  • 8 Feb 1587
    Mary, Queen of Scots, guilty of plotting against Elizabeth I of England, is executed.
  • 23 Nov 1589
    James VI of Scotland marries Anne of Denmark.
  • 1594
    Birth of Henry, eldest son of James VI of Scotland.
  • 1596
    Birth of Elizabeth, daughter of King James VI of Scotland.
  • 1598
    James VI of Scotland writes his 'The True Law of Free Monarchies' on the divine right of kings.
  • 1599
    James VI of Scotland writes his 'Basilikon Doron' on the divine right of kings.
  • 19 Nov 1600
    Birth of Charles, second son of James VI of Scotland and the future Charles I of England.
  • 1603 - 1616
    Sir Walter Raleigh is imprisoned in the Tower of London on charges of treason against James I of England.
  • 1603 - 1625
    Reign of James I of England (who was also James VI of Scotland).
  • 24 Mar 1603
    Elizabeth I of England, aged 69, dies of ill health at Richmond Palace.
  • 12 Apr 1603
    The Union Jack flag is created for British ships, it combines the flags of England and Scotland.
  • 25 Jul 1603
    Coronation of James VI of Scotland as King James I of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 20 Oct 1603
    James I of England (also James VI of Scotland) proclaims himself the ‘King of Great Britain’.
  • 18 Aug 1604
    A peace treaty is signed in London between England and Spain.
  • 5 Nov 1605
    The Gunpowder Plot is foiled, an attempt by pro-Catholic conspirators to blow up the English Parliament.
  • Jan 1606
    The Gunpowder Plot conspirators are put on trial at Westminster Hall and found guilty of treason.
  • 30 Nov 1606 - 1 Dec 1606
    The Gunowder Plot conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, are executed in London.
  • 1607
    Jamestown Colony of Virginia founded.
  • 1608
    James I of England approves the establishment of plantations owned by English Protestant colonists in Ireland.
  • 1611
    The King James Bible, a new version produced by a team of nearly 50 scholars, is published.
  • 1612
    Herny, eldest son of James I of England, dies of typhoid.
  • 1617
    James I of England (also James VI of Scotland) makes his only visit to Scotland during his reign south of the border.
  • 1617
    James I of England makes George Villiers, a very minor noble, the Earl of Buckingham.
  • 1619
    Death of Anne, wife of King James I of England.
  • 11 Nov 1620
    The Mayflower lands in the region of modern-day Massachusetts, North America, bringing the pilgrims to the New World.
  • 27 Mar 1625
    James I of England dies, probably of a stroke, at Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire.