Tag Archives: James VI and I

James I of Scotland

James VI of Scotland: the 13 month old king

On the 29th July 1567, James VI was crowned king of Scotland when he was just 13 months old.

Arrest of Guy Fawkes during the Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot and the discovery of Guy Fawkes

On the 5th November 1605, the Gunpowder Plot was foiled when Guy or Guido Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder that had been placed in an undercroft below the House of Lords in London.

Execution of Sir Walter Raleigh

Why was Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded in 1618?

On 29th October 1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for treason against James I in the Main Plot.