James I of Scotland

King of Scots from 1406 to 1437

James I (December 10, 1394 – February 21, 1437) was King of Scots from April 4, 1406, and ruled as King of Scots from May 1424 until February 21, 1437.

King James I of Scotland
King of Scots
King Of Scots
Reign4 May 1406 – 21 February 1437
Coronation21 May 1424
PredecessorRobert III
SuccessorJames II
Born25 July 1394
Edinburgh Castle
DiedFebruary 21, 1437(1437-02-21) (aged 42)
SpouseJoan Beaufort
FatherRobert III
MotherAnnabella Drummond

Reign change

He made many economic and legal changes. For instance, he tried to change the Parliament of Scotland to suit English lines. Many of his actions were useful, but they also upset many people. Therefore during the later years of his reign his ability was questioned, but when the king threw a party on February 21, 1437, he was assassinated by a group of Scots led by Sir Robert Graham. He attempted to escape his attackers through a sewer but could not because the sewer was blocked. A wave of executions followed, including the king's uncle, Sir Walter Sterwart and Sir Robert Steward.

References change

  • E W M Balfour-Melville, James I King of Scots, London 1936