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King James I of England and VI of Scotland (1566-1625), Reigned, Scotland from 1567, England 1603-25

Sitter associated with 197 portraits
The son of Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley, James was crowned King of Scotland in 1567, at the age of one on the abdication of his mother, and the country was run until his majority by a succession of Protestant Regents. He succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603. His commitment to peace and reconciliation balanced religious divisions and he successfully held the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland together under one ruler for the first time. Intelligent and scholarly, his greatest act of cultural patronage was probably the 'King James' translation of the Bible (1611). James's financial incompetence and his devotion to a succession of male favourites fuelled his critics, particularly after his death.

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D25690

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
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D25691

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25691

D25694

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Wolfgang Kilian
line engraving, possibly early to mid 17th century
NPG D25694

D25696

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D25696

D25699

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Simon de Passe
line engraving, possibly early to mid 17th century
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D25700

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D25700

D25701

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

possibly by William Faithorne, printed and published by Robert Peake the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
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D25703

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D25703

D25705

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
woodcut, probably 17th century
NPG D25705

D25707

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D25707

D18180

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by C.G., after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18180

D18182

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Peter Isselburg (Yselburg, Eisselburg), after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18182

D18183

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18183

D18181

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18181

D18184

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18184

D18193

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18193

D18198

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18198

D18194

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18194