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 VI of Scotland became King James I of England following Queen Elizabeth I death and succeeding her throne. Continue reading
The first coronation conducted in English was for King James I of England held in Westminster Abbey, London, England in 1603. Continue reading
Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. Continue reading
During the reign of King Richard I, the Lion-Heart, circa 1190, a racing purse of £40 was offered to English knights competing in a 3-mile (4.8-kilometre) race.
King Richard I, known as Coeur-de-Lion, or Lion-Hearted, came to the throne in 1189 wore a Heraldic symbol. This was his shield displaying three golden lions. Continue reading