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  • n. the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625)

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Examples

  • • "It does not concern me if Her Present Majesty is not a woman of great intellectual distinction – after all, our last monarch who did not at least border on the subnormal was James I, and he was a Scotchman without potty training."

    Hugh Muir's Diary

  • James VI of Scotland had just settled down in 1603 on the English throne as James I, and he regarded the hero of Macbeth, Malcolm III r.1058-93 as his ancestor.

    A Blessing—Not a Curse

  • James I, his son Charles I and even Charles II—who resumed the British throne after a brief interregnum overseen by Oliver Cromwell—ruled over an essentially island-minded nation, with scarcely an army worth the name.

    Servants To Masters

  • King James I, a man chronically ill and depressed, construes Protestant nonconformity as a virulent disease -- and attacks it with the fury of a deeply scarred victim.

    Book review of "Making Haste From Babylon," by Nick Bunker

  • “He caused a great deal of trouble to James I, but he understood the common law.”

    The Mistaken Wife

  • England and Scotland were often in dispute over one thing or another, until the two crowns were united in King James I, who was also King James the… VI in Scotland.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • It is hard not to see the events 17 years later, fully six years into the reinstatement of the monarchy under James I, as comeuppance.

    The urban age: how cities became our greatest design challenge yet « Stephen Rees's blog

  • Although they lived free of the religious intolerance of King James I, the Saints were still not happy with their Dutch surroundings.

    Strangers, Saints and Indians

  • This is NOT the James I had my first conversation with six months ago about being too busy.

    What the Heck is Going On With James?

  • If you're in Houston, I hope you'll drop by, get a book signed, and tell James I said "hey."

    Archive 2009-06-07

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