Presentation on theme: "King James I. King James James (1566-1625) was King of Scots as James VI from 24 July 1567. In 1603, king of England and Ireland as James I; united the."— Presentation transcript:
King James James (1566-1625) was King of Scots as James VI from 24 July 1567. In 1603, king of England and Ireland as James I; united the Crowns of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England. He succeeded the last Tudor monarch of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I, who died without an heir.
King James James was the only son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her second husband, Henry Stuart Under James, the "Golden Age" of Elizabethan literature and drama continued, with writers such as William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Sir Francis Bacon. James himself was a talented scholar.
Witchcraft James's visit to Denmark, a country familiar with witch hunts, may have encouraged an interest in the study of witchcraft. After his return to Scotland, he attended the North Berwick witch trials, a major persecution of witches Agnes Sampson, were convicted of using witchcraft to send storms against James's ship. James became obsessed with the threat posed by witches and, inspired by his personal involvement, in 1597 wrote the Daemonologie, a tract which opposed the practice of witchcraft and which provided background material for Shakespeare's Tragedy of Macbeth (1607).Daemonologie Tragedy of Macbeth
400th Year Anniversary of the King James Bible 1611-2011 The Authorized King James Version is an English translation by the Church of England of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. The newly crowned King James convened the Hampton Court Conference in 1604. That gathering proposed a new English version in response to the perceived problems of earlier translations as detected by the Puritan faction of the Church of England. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from Greek, the Old Testament was translated from Hebrew text.
An image of Pocahontas being presented to King James I