James VI became King of Scotland

James Vl, 1574

James Vl, taken

On this day ( 24 July) in history 1567, James Stuart became King of Scotland.  His mother, Mary Queen of Scots had been forced to abdicate in favor of her son.  James was merely one year old.  James never knew his mother….or his father.

For more on the life of James, please check out this article by BBC.com titled:

James VI, King of Scots 1567 – 1625, King of England and Ireland 1603 – 1625

 

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