James I of England & VI of Scotland, he was the successor to the English throne when his cousin several-times-removed Queen Elizabeth I died. He is best known for his sponsorship of the King James Bible.
James IV (1473 - 1513). King of Scotland from 1488 to his death in 1513. He is regarded as the most successful of the Stewart monarchs. He was the last monarch of Scotland to be killed in battle. He died in the Battle of Flodden Field when he tried to invade England. He married Margaret Tudor and had four sons.
(my Annabella Drummond) Now that's a family tree leading up to James VI of Scotland (I in England). Love this story. The King of Scotland finally controlling all of Britain. However, a bittersweet victory as also the last independent King of Scots too... More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/james_i_vi.shtml
James I is Crowned King of England: The Joining of Two Countries
James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the English and Scottish crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death. The kingdoms of England and Scotland were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciary, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union...
This is how those who claim Scots-Irish ancestry came to be...Irish lands confiscated from their rightful owners were given to Presbyterian Scots willing to relocate to Northern Ireland and adhere to Westminster governance. King James I wanted to destroy the Irish identity and most especially Roman Catholicism. The Ulster Scots - Free Genealogy Pages on Ulster Ancestry.Com [ Page 1 : The Lowland Scots Migrate To Ireland ]