James I – King of England

James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625. Continue reading

Poet Laureate Ben Jonson Granted a Pension

Poet laureate, playwright and lyrical poet, Ben Jonson was granted an annual pension by King James I in 1616 as payment for his literary services to the monarchy. Continue reading

The First Magazine

The Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen (Edifying Monthly Discussions) was probably the first magazine which appeared in Hamburg, Germany, between 1663 and 1668. Continue reading