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Posts Tagged ‘James VI of Scotland’

Penny for the Robert…

Bonfire night

Everyone’s heard of Guy Fawkes. Let’s face it, we’ve all chanted, “Penny for the Guy…” and watched fireworks popping in the sky because of him. However, what many people forget is that he wasn’t the only person involved in the Gunpowder Plot. Far from it! In fact, the real mastermind behind the conspiracy was a…

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On this day 1603, James VI of Scotland…

James I of England

Today in 1603 – James VI of Scotland also became James I of England, on the death of Elizabeth I. Here’s a struck gold medal by Nicholas Hilliard > http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/s/struck_gold_medal_of_james.aspx 

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