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James had to face difficulties from his earliest years—his mother was an incompetent ruler who quarrelled with politicians and churchmen such as John Knoxand she may have been involved in the murder of her husband Darnley, himself a worthless character.
Mary was deposed by the Scottish lords inand fled to England, where she sought the protective custody of Elizabeth Iwho clapped her in prison and had her beheaded twenty years later.
James grew up under various regencies and a couple of notable tutors, the poet, dramatist and humanist George Buchananand Peter Young, whose good nature and enthusiasm for lighter reading somewhat offset the formidable learning and sometimes overbearingly serious teaching methods of Buchanan.
Buchanan instilled in James political theories which included the idea that the king is beholden to the people for his power, a belief which James later came to reject in favour of Divine Right kingship. James developed a genuine love of learning he was not, as many authors have claimed, a mere pedantsome skill in writing poetry, and a lively prose style.
He also showed an interest in plays, including those of Shakespeare and Jonsonand was particularly fond of the masquewhich would become the leading form of court entertainment when James became King of England in His marriage to Anne of Denmarkherself a great patron of masques and a connoisseur of literature, may have piqued his interest in this particularly royal form of entertainment, with its music, dancing, singing and elaborate sets designed by Inigo Jones.
Of the children of King James and Queen Anne, only three survived to adulthood: Henry, Prince of Waleswho died untimely inpossibly of typhoid fever, Charleswho succeeded his father as king, and Princess Elizabeth, who married Frederick V, Elector Palatine.
In the first book James included some translations he had made from du Bartaswhose Uranie takes the muse Urania and transforms her into a Christian figure representing the Holy Spirit, an idea which appealed to James at the time, because he thought he could employ poetry for the dissemination of his religious and political beliefs.
As a King, James had a special relationship with God and could therefore write religious poetry from a special viewpoint. In lively style and with considerable learning he defended the Oath of Allegiance which Catholics were required to take, disputed it with the great Cardinal Bellarminewrote two books on Divine Right, one, Basilikon Doron, for the edification of his son Prince Henry and the other, The True Law of Free Monarchies, was a simple explanation of his theories for the general literate public.
Smoking, James tells us, is "a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
He realised that books, masques, sermons, and plays could all be employed in the service of the king, that they were the media which could best disseminate his views of kingship and impress upon a large number of people its power and majesty. The publication of sermons, also, was of particular interest to the theologically-minded king, and his personal encouragement of the church career of John Donnewhom James appointed Dean of St.
Most agree that he was a success in Scotland but a partial failure in England, although recently his English kingship has undergone massive studies by Conrad Russell and others which have tended to show James in a much more favourable light.
For example, he consistently strove for peace both at home and abroad, with varying success, but was determined never to go to war if it could be helped.
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of whether or not James actually slept with his favourites is dealt with by Lady Antonia Fraser in her biography of King James in an.