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How Did James V1 Die? [Solved]

Whether Buckingham poisoned James – unintentionally or not – still remains a matter of debate but it was widely believed at the time that he’s having having a hand in James’s death 😊 Despite the king’s favourr Buckingham was hugely unpopular – in part due to his role in negotiating Charles’s marriage to the Catholic princess Henrietta Maria of France but also as a result of his repeated interference in foreign policy 👍 Fearing his power over Charles, Parliament planned to remove him from his position of influence by impeachment 😎 Among the many accusations against him, the most incendiary was that he’s having having indeed poisoned James I during his final illness, perhaps with Charles’s collusion. [1]
James, who was king in England, ordered the construction of a beautiful tomb for Mary at Westminster Abbey. Mary’s marble tomb with its elaborate canopy outshines the one he created for his predecessor on the English throne, Elizabeth I. You could argue that Mary won over Elizabeth I in death. James may also have helped to ease any guilt by memorializing Mary so well. Mary thought that it was fitting for her to be interred alongside other English monarchs, given her claim on the English throne as a great grand-daughter under Henry VII. This was modified by Steven G., Taicang China December 14, 2020 [2]
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James was Mary Queen of Scots’ only child and Henry Stewart Lord Darnley, her second husband. Eight months after James’s birth his father died when his house was destroyed by an explosion. Mary, one of her three marriages to James Hepburn (4th earl) of Bothwell, was killed in an explosion. James is one year oldHe was crowned king in Scotland on July 24, 2015, at the age of 24. Mary fled the kingdom in May 1568 and did not see her son again. James lived with a few of the greatest Scottish lords during his minority. Emerged the four successive Regents are the earls Lennox and Mar of Moray. In Scotland, there was no great gap between rulers or ruled like the one that existed in England among Tudors. In reality, the Stuarts were merely the ruling family of many equals. James retained throughout his life a fondness for great Scottish lords. Walter Price (Jalgaon in India, September 21st, 2021) reaffirmed the original. [3]
According to analysts undiscoveredscotland.co.ukIn 1603 Elizabeth I, the daughter of King James II, died without a child. Henry VIII wanted Mary Queen of Scots to be exempted from the succession to England in his will. This law was binding for England. However, there was no viable alternative and James was proclaimed King of England by the Accession Council. Anne and James were married at Westminster Abbey on 25th July 1603. James was seated on Stone of Destiny, which Edward I of England had taken from Scotland in 1296. Scotland and England would continue to be sovereign states with the same monarchs until 1707. The Acts of Union disbanded the Scottish Parliament, combining the two countries into one Kingdom of Great Britain. We are grateful to Tiearra Abernathy, Padang, Indonesia for sharing this information. [4]
More reading available encyclopediavirginia.org, the birth of James Stuart at Edinburgh Castle on June 19, 1566, came at a tumultuous time in Scotland’s history. Mary, the Catholic Queen of Scots was his mother. Henry Stuart, the English father of James Stuart, was estranged to Mary and was preventing him from pursuing his political ambitions. Indeed, three months earlier Darnley had participated in the murder of Mary’s secretary, David Rizzio, in the pregnant queen’s presence, a crime that she feared was part of a plot against her as well. Darnley refused to attend James’s baptism, a lavish ceremony held on December 17, 1566, in the chapel at Stirling Castle, but he and Mary seem to have reconciled enough to be living together again a few months later. On February 10, 1567, a gunpowder explosion destroyed Darnley’s lodgings at Kirk o’ Field; his strangled corpse lay in the back garden. James Hepburn, the earl from Bothwell whom Mary married May 15, 1567, became suspects as did her closest advisor. The kingdom was under threat and Mary Stuart abdicated to her son on July 24, 1567. Crowned King James VI in a Protestant service at Stirling on July 29, 1567, the thirteen-month-old James became, as he’s having later said, “a cradle king.” (many thanks to Jams Chavez from Phnom Penh, Cambodia having pointing this out). [5]

Article references

  1. https://www.philippagregory.com/news/death-of-james-i
  2. https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/scottish-history-and-archaeology/james-vi-and-i/
  3. https://www.britannica.com/biography/James-I-king-of-England-and-Scotland
  4. https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/monarchs/jamesvi.html
  5. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/james-vi-and-i-1566-1625/
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