Periods > James I (1603-25)

James VI of Scotland, crowned James I of England and Ireland in March 1603, reigned until his death in March 1625.

1605  Gunpowder Plot

A failed attempt on the part of a group of English Catholics to destroy Parliament and assassinate King James I.

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  1. House of Commons Journal Volume 1 - 05 November 1605
  2. Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610
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1618  Articles of Perth

The Five Articles of Perth were an attempt by James to introduce practices from the Church of England into the presbyterian Church of Scotland. They were accepted by the General Assembly at Perth, but by the Parliament only in 1621, and repealed in 1638.

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  1. Acts - 1638
  2. Acts and Proceedings - 1618, August
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1618  Book of Sports

The 'Declaration of Sports' laid out which sports and pastimes were permissible on the Sabbath. It was reissued by Charles I in 1633, and later ordered to be publicly burned by Parliament.

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  1. Charles I - volume 248 - October 16-31, 1633
  2. House of Commons Journal Volume 2 - 13 November 1642
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1623  Spanish Match

1623 marked the culmination of several years of diplomatic attempts to marry Prince Charles to the Infanta of Spain.

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  1. James 1 - volume 160 - March 1-18, 1624
  2. Historical Collections - 1618
  3. James 1 - volume 65 - August 1611
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