James, the son of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley and Mary I, Queen
of Scots, was born in Edinburgh Castle, June 19 1566
Named Charles James - the first British sovereign to bear more
than one first name. James succeeded to the throne of Scotland on July 24th 1567
at the age of 11 months when his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, abdicated.
There were three wedding ceremonies in Norway before King James and Princess Anna were finally married. Her coronation took place at Holyroodhouse in May 1590 when they had returned to Scotland.
In March 1603, on the death of Elizabeth I, James succeeded to the English throne. He was crowned in Westminster Abbey the following June and became the first sovereign to reign over both England and Scotland.
Coronation of James I, Westminster Abbey.
James I died at Theobalds Park, Hertfordshire, March 27 1625, and is buried in Westminster Abbey. He was succeeded by his son, Charles.
Anna of Denmark died at Hampton Court Palace, March 4 1619 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.