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James 1

Pronunciation: /dʒeɪmz/

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1The name of seven Stuart kings of Scotland:
1.1 James I (1394–1437), son of Robert III, reigned 1406–37. A captive of the English until 1424, he returned to a country divided by baronial feuds, but managed to restore some measure of royal authority.
1.2 James II (1430–60), son of James I, reigned 1437–60. He considerably strengthened the position of the Crown by crushing the powerful Douglas family (1452-5).
1.3 James III (1451–88), son of James II, reigned 1460–88. His nobles raised an army against him in 1488, using his son, the future James IV, as a figurehead. The king was defeated and killed in battle.
1.4 James IV (1473–1513), son of James III, reigned 1488–1513. He forged a dynastic link with England through his marriage to Margaret Tudor, the daughter of Henry VII, and revitalized the traditional pact with France. When England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England, but died in defeat at Flodden.
1.5 James V (1512–42), son of James IV, reigned 1513–42. During his reign Scotland was dominated by French interests. Relations with England deteriorated in the later years, culminating in an invasion by Henry VIII’s army.
1.6 James VI (1566–1625), James I of England (see James2).
1.7 James VII (1633–1701), James II of England (see James2).

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There are 2 main definitions of James in English:

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James 2

Pronunciation: /jāmz/
1The name of two kings of England.
1.1 James I (1566–1625), king of England and Ireland 1603–25; as James VI king of Scotland (1567–1625). He was the son of Mary Stuart and the father of Charles I. A major accomplishment during his reign was the translation of the King James Bible (1611).
1.2 James II (1633–1701), king of England, Ireland, and Scotland (1685–88). The son of Charles I, he escaped to the Continent in 1648 and returned to England at the Restoration in 1660. He became king on the death of his brother Charles II in 1685, but his conversion to Catholicism made him extremely unpopular. William of Orange and his wife, Mary, James’s daughter, were invited to England by Whig and Tory leaders in 1688, and James was allowed to escape to France.
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