In this special hiatus presentation of my Patreon series “Stardust Sessions with Lozzie Stardust and Bree NicGarran,” we’re fulfilling a promise made in our inaugural episode and having a go at King James the Sixth of Scotland and the First of England. Same guy, weird title, and as the scholars called him – the Wisest Fool in Christendom. Or as Lozzie calls him The Godliest Boy Who Ever Godly-Boyed.
In this series, we’ll be covering the life of King Jimmy from his early years as a boy king of Scotland through his involvement with a number of witch trials, his reign as King of England, and his contributions to literature and religion, which were by no means insignificant. By the end, you’ll probably have a much better understanding of why I boo every time the man’s name is mentioned.
Fair warning: We are not the least bit reverent. Also, we may have accidentally strolled out of the loo with our skirts tucked into our knickers at some point during the discussion.
Sources & Recommended Reading
The Cradle King: The Life of James VI and I, the First Monarch of a United Great Britain, Alan Stewart, St. Martin’s Press, 2003.
God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, Adam Nicolson, Harper, 2003.
King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History), W. B. Patterson, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Daemonologie, King James VI/I, 1597.
The Demonology of King James I: Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland, Donald Tyson, Llewellyn Publications, 2011.
Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, Richard M. Golden, ABC-CLIO, 2004.
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