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Re: King James VI & I
I should have looked at the King James Bible first. Its preface begins "To
the most high and might prince James by the Grace of God King of Great
Britain, France and Ireland Defender of the Faith."
Sinclair has told me off the list (thank you again Sinclair) that our
Monarchs kept France in the title until Queen Victoria. Certainly my
Commission reads Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other Realms and
territiries Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith."
It is wonderful what you can learn through discussion on this list. Thanks
again, John, and Sinclair.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John S. Quarterman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2001 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: King James 1
> > Please can a more learned person, tell me when King James I of Scotland,
> > was also King James 5 of England,
> It was the other way around. He was James VI of Scotland and James I
> of England.
> > became King of France?
> > Really am enjoying the time line.
> > Thanks
> > Myrna Sinclair
> This is probably a holdover from when Henry V of England gained the
> crown of France for his son, Henry VI. Kings of England called themselves
> also Kings of France for a long time thereafter, even after they lost all
> of their land in France.
> Elizabeth I of England, James' predecessor, styled herself
> ELIZABETH by the Grace of God of England, Fraunce and Ireland Queene,
> defender of the faith, &c.
> James VI & I was an unusual monarch. He wrote many books and was credited
> with designing the Union flag, as well as with popularizing the notion
> of the divine right of kings. It was his parliament that Guy Fawkes
> tried to blow up, and of course he commissioned the King James Bible.
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