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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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D18195

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
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D18192

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18192

D18197

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18197

D18189

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

probably by Johann Jakob Metzger, after A. Bloem
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18189

D18239

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18239

D18238

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18238

D18262

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

published by Eberhard Kieser
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18262

D18254

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Jacques Grandhomme (Granthomme), after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18254

D18253

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Jacques de Fornazeris, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18253

D18252

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18252

D18251

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18251

D18255

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Christoffel van Sichem (Voschem), after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18255

D18256

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Simon de Passe, after Unknown silversmith
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18256

D18257

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Simon de Passe, after Unknown silversmith
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18257

D18260

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18260

D18261

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18261

D18199

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18199

D18188

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

probably by Johann Jakob Metzger, after A. Bloem
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18188