Who was the first king to unite England and Scotland?

In which century did England and Scotland first have the same monarch?

His reign was important because it was the first time England and Scotland had the same monarch. He was the first monarch of England from the House of Stuart.

James VI and I
Coronation 25 July 1603
Predecessor Elizabeth I
Successor Charles I
King of Scotland (more…)

Was Scotland ever ruled by England?

Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain.


Scotland Scotland (Scots) Alba (Scottish Gaelic)
• Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton 17 March 1328
• Treaty of Berwick 3 October 1357
• Union with England 1 May 1707

How did James 1 unite Scotland and England?

This changed dramatically in 1603 on the death of Elizabeth I of England. Because the Queen had died unmarried and childless, the English crown passed to the next available heir, her cousin James VI, King of Scotland. England and Scotland now shared the same monarch under what was known as a union of the crowns.

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