|Born||19 June 1566||Born At|
|Died||27 March 1625||Buried At|
|Father||Henry (Lord Darnley)||Mother||Mary (Stuart, Queen of Scotland)|
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James (VI of Scotland, 1567-1625, from 1603 James I of England) (b.1566 - d.1625)
+Anne (of Denmark, Queen Consort of Scotland) (b.1574 - d.1619) =Henry Frederick (Prince of Wales) (b.1594 - d.1612) =Elizabeth (Queen Consort of Bohemia) (b.1596 - d.1662) | +Frederick (V Elector Palatine) (b.1596 - d.1632) | =Rupert (Prince, count Palatine of the Rhine) (b.1619 - d.1682) | =Maurice (Prince of the Rhine) (b.1621 - d.1652) =Charles (I, King of England and Scotland 1625-1649) (b.1600 - d.1649) +Henrietta Maria (Queen of England) =Charles (II, King of England 1660-1685) (b.1630 - d.1685) =Mary (Princess Royal, Daughter of Charles I) (b.1631 - d.1660) =James (II, King of England, VII of Scotland) (b.1633 - d.1701) =Elizabeth (Princess) (b.1635 - )
James the son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart Lord Darnley was born at Edinbugh Castle.
The infant son of Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned in Stirling in an ordinary church called the Holy Rude. This wasn't the traditional location for the coronations of Scottish kings. The ceremony was led by the Bishop of Orkney and John Knox.
James Stewart, the illegitimate son of King James V of Scotland, and half-brother of Mary Stewart, was escorted from France through England to Edinburgh where he was declared Regent of Scotland to the young King James VI.
James Stewart, acting as regent to the young King, was assassinated by a member of the Hamilton family. It would be several months before a new regent was appointed.
Elizabeth's health was failing and before her death she reportedly named James of Scotland as her successor. She was buried in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
On his journey to Scotland King James I visited Warkworth Castle. He found it in a state of disrepair and there were sheep and goats living within the rooms.
King Charles I became the first person to succeed to the crown of both England and Scotland. His father James VI the King of Scotland from 1567 and later James I King of England from 1603. James was buried at Westminster Abbey.