"James I Of England" Essays and Research Papers

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Jacobean Era

King James VI (1567–1625) of Scotland, who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I. The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan era and precedes the Caroline era, and specifically denotes a style of architecture, visual arts, decorative arts, and literature that is predominant of that period. The word "Jacobean" is derived from the Hebrew name Jacob, which is the original (and Graeco-Latin) form of the English name James. The practical if not formal unification of England and Scotland...

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Guy Fawkes

When Elizabeth I died in 1603 without children, Mary's son, was next in line to the throne. As James was a Protestant, Parliament was also in favour of him becoming king. The Roman Catholics in England were upset that there was going to be another Protestant monarch. They also became very angry when James passed a law that imposed heavy fines on people who did not attend Protestant church services. In May 1604, Robert Catesby devised the Gunpowder Plot, a scheme to kill James and as many Members...

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Sir Walter Raleigh

courting Queen Elizabeth I with sweet words, earning the spot of becoming one of the Queen’s favorites. Sir Walter Raleigh was born sometime between 1552 and 1554 in Devonshire, a country that specialized in sheepherding and farming (Aronson 13 and Jolsinen). Raleigh was very tall considering the time he was born in being over six feet tall and had a very thick Devonshire accent (Batten). Raleigh had grown up hating the Catholic Church because of because of Queen Mary I executing people to change...

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How Did Overseas Monarchs Help Consolidate Their Power in the Early Modern State?

consolidate their power in the early modern state (1500-1700)? Jared Mitchell, Word Count: 500 words Europe was dominated by monarchies in the early Modern state, especially those lead by King Charles I of Spain, Kings Henry IV, Louis XII and Louis XIII of France, and Kings James I and Charles I of England. Traditionally the monarchs had been able to rely on the power of “Divine Right”. However, by the 16th century, Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry the VIII, among others, had fractured the power...

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17th Century Major Events

1603 Queen Elizabeth I dies and James VI of Scotland becomes king of England This united the crowns of England and Scotland for the first time. They would later be officially united to create Great Britain. 1605 James survived an assassination attempt - The Gunpowder Plot 14th May, 1607 Settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. This was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the US. 1st Jan, 1610 Galileo discovers rings of Saturn. This was an important discovery in the world of astronomy...

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“How far did James satisfy the demands of the Puritans in the years 1604 – 1625?”

deduce whether or not James satisfied the demands of the Puritans. To a certain extent, James did satisfy the demands of the Puritans in the years 1604 – 1625. One example of this was due to King James being learned – he enjoyed engaging in theological debates ; as it gave him the opportunity to hear his close associates and subjects views and opinions on certain elements of his rule ; it also gave him the chance to explain or defend his view point and certain rules. James also enjoyed engaging...

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Contextual References in 'Measure for Measure'

CONTEXTUAL REFERENCES? ‘Measure for Measure’ is set in Vienna, in 1603. It was written just after James the first, a protestant ruler came to the throne in England after the death of Queen Elizabeth, who was catholic. Religion is a big part of the play, especially in Act one, when the new proclamation is first introduced. Both Catholics and Puritans believe that sex before marriage is wrong, and during James the 1sts reign, the puritans tried to make adultery a criminal offence. This belief is portrayed...

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notes on the tempest

 unexpected meetings) = ​ hopeful idealism  ● Reconciliation: love and harmony resolves past discord.   ● TIME = regenerative   o masque = bounty of nature, seasonal cycles.   Context: Jacobean Era    ● James VI of Scotland (son of Mary, Queen of Scots) becomes James I of England  1603 (Stuart Dynasty)  ● James writes the King James version of the Bible + a text on daemons and  daemonology  Elizabethan Era  ● Golden age of the Elizabethan Renaissance  ● Theatre evolving from morality plays; masque plays of allegory ...

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Guy Fawkes

family who were eminent merchants and Alderman of York. In 1605, Guy Fawkes(also known as Guido), and a group of conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament to kill the King, James I and the entire Parliament. The conspirators were angered because King James had been exiling Jesuits from England. The plotters wanted to wrest power away from the king and return the country to the Catholic faith. Today, they would be known as extremists. However, in an attempt to protect a friend in the...

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John Donne and Reformation

[pic] [pic] John Donne was born in Bread Street, London in 1572 to a prosperous Roman Catholic family - a precarious thing at a time when anti-Catholic sentiment was rife in England. His father, John Donne, was a well-to-do ironmonger and citizen of London. Donne's father died suddenly in 1576, and left the three children to be raised by their mother, Elizabeth, who was the daughter of epigrammatist and playwright John Heywood and a relative of Sir Thomas More. [Family tree.] Donne's first...

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