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. http://nickwalters.org
King James I (1603-1625). House of Stuart. 9th great-grandfather to Elizabeth II. Son of Mary Queen of Scots. He was descended through the Scottish kings from Robert the Bruce, and the English Tudors through his great grandmother Margaret Tudor sister of Henry VIII. Reign: 22 yrs, 3 days. Succeeded by son Charles.
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...
James I (1394 - 1437). King from 1406 to his death in 1437. He was captured by pirates and given to the English in 1406. He was imprisoned for the next 18 years but given an education. In 1424 he and his wife were allowed to leave England. He was unpopular in Scotland, and was murdered in 1437 by his uncle. He married Joan Beaufort and several children.
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