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James I & VI Was 1603 a turning point? CHARACTER UNION FINANCE RELIGION FOREIGN POLICY FAVOURITES.

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1 James I & VI Was 1603 a turning point? CHARACTER UNION FINANCE RELIGION FOREIGN POLICY FAVOURITES

2 James I & VI CHARACTER Contemporaries views Historians views “Wisest fool in Christendom” Well educated Ridiculous appearance Alcoholic Terrified of assassination Divine Right of Kings Impecunious

3 James I & VI Was 1603 a turning point? CHARACTER UNION FINANCE RELIGION FOREIGN POLICY FAVOURITES

4 James I & VI UNION Union of the Crowns James wanted religious and political union Five Articles Of Perth Basically failed during his own lifetime Act Of Union

5 James I & VI Was 1603 a turning point? CHARACTER UNION FINANCE RELIGION FOREIGN POLICY FAVOURITES

6 James I & VI FINANCE Elizabethan royal household expenditure - £9,500p.a. Jacobean royal household expenditure - £35,000p.a Great Contract – give up feudal dues for a fixed sum. Finances were a problem for James

7 James I & VI Was 1603 a turning point? CHARACTER UNION FINANCE RELIGION FOREIGN POLICY FAVOURITES

8 James I & VI RELIGION King James Bible Puritans - Hampton Court Conference Lenient to Puritans who conformed Catholics - Gunpowder Plot

9 James I & VI Was 1603 a turning point? CHARACTER UNION FINANCE RELIGION FOREIGN POLICY FAVOURITES

10 James I & VI FOREIGN POLICY Thirty Years War Daughter had problems with Elector Palatinate Charles married to Spanish Princess

11 James I & VI Was 1603 a turning point? CHARACTER UNION FINANCE RELIGION FOREIGN POLICY FAVOURITES

12 James I & VI FAVOURITES Favourites were a huge problem for James Robert Carr George Villiers


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