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

King James I was Passenger on First Submarine

Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel (or van Drebbel), Dutch inventor demonstrated the first submarine to King James I of England and he was the first head of state passenger during an underwater trip between Westminster to Greenwich at a depth of 16 feet (5 meters). Continue reading

King James Bible English Version Published

The English translation of the King James Bible was published in England in 1611. Continue reading

King James I was an Anti-Smoking Crusader

King James I of England was an anti-smoking crusader following tobacco imports from Jamestown, VA, USA beginning in 1613. 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

King James VI Reigned both Scotland and England

King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England following Queen Elizabeth I death and succeeding her throne. Continue reading

English Coronation Ceremony for King James I

The first coronation conducted in English was for King James I of England held in Westminster Abbey, London, England in 1603. Continue reading

Orphan Export Program Provides Colonists Cheap Labour

King James I instituted the orphan export program to provide colonists cheap labour for English settlements in the Virginia colonies beginning in 1619, thereby reducing state-supported orphans in British cities. Continue reading

King Edward I of England

Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Before his accession to the throne, he was commonly referred to as The Lord Edward. Continue reading

Standard Shoe Sizes

Shoe sizes were introduced in 1305, during the King Edward I of England’s reign. Continue reading