Week 2 Reading Homework

We have been learning about the Stuarts and in particular the monarchs throughout the Stuart times. We have learnt about James I and the reasons why he became king as well as what people thought about him.

Mrs Ahmed and I would like you to research one of the other Stuart monarchs. 

Find out what they did during their time reigning, whether they were liked by others and any other interesting facts. 

Bronze Challenge: Record the facts using sub-headings to separate information.

Please make sure that any of the information you record is written in your own words and not just copied from another source.

Silver Challenge: Write in the style of a diary entry as somebody who lived during the Stuart period.

Gold Challenge: Write a diary entry from the monarchs viewpoint.

You may use the school library to find information, text books in class or research the information yourself at home.

We look forward to reading the facts that you find!


49 thoughts on “Week 2 Reading Homework

  1. Dear diary

    I was reined for 24 years and I started in 1603 and my mother is called Mary queen of Scott’s I was the first Stuart and I was really well known in fact the Guy fowks try to blow me up because they thought that I was unfair and I said that they can’t worsh in peace.Not only that but I said I’m as powerful as God (well not really) he tried to use 36 barrels of gunpowder.

    James 1 and Charles 1
    James 1 was a Stuart king. Most people didn’t like him because he showed of his fritter money and servants were very serious about this situation. He was next in throne to be crowned after queen Elizabeth died and he was into plays that Shakespeare wrote. James 1 rescued members of the houses of parliament that Guy Fawkes was going to blow up. Charles 1 only made people follow his religion. He said he was powerful as God. Royalists followed his acts whereas others mostly Catholics disliked him.

  3. James I was king of Scotland until 1603, when he became the first Stuart king of England as well, creating the kingdom of Great Britain.James was born on 19th June 1566 in Edinburgh castle.his mother was Mary, queen of scots and his father her second husband,Lord Darnley.A succession of regents ruled the kingdom until 1576, when James became nominal ruler, although he did not actually take control until 1581. He proved to be a shrewd ruler who effectively controlled the various religious and political factions in Scotland.

  4. When did the stuarts start ?
    The Stuart’s started in 1371 to 1714 .
    Who was the first ruler ?
    James I was the first Stuart roller .

  5. Gold
    James I
    After that Guyed forks tryed to blow paliment down the puritans began shouting at me because I asks my friends for advice can a king do wat he wants to do.i marrie a catholic princess I want to make England a catholic country but they refuse and I try to make a new bible this is the end of my reign.

  6. Gold
    Dear Diary,
    I was born in June 19th 1566 in Scotland to Mary , Queen of Scots, and Henry Stewarts ,Lord Darnley. I was crowned on July 25th by my father ,James VI as a king of Scotland .I was the first monarch to be named king of Great Britain . I got married to Anne the daughter of Fredrick the second and I had three son and five daughters. 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes and 12 Roman Catholics went down the cellar trying to explode my parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. Fawkes plan was to murder me ,my nine year old daughter and Princess Elizabeth luckily his pan failed. He was caught by a person called the beef eater .When I knew I tortured him on the rack until he named the other potters. This plan was known as the ”The Gunpowder plot”. I was so angry for what had happened . In 1607 I granted the common citizenship of English and Scottish person who were born after the accession of James vi . In 1613 my daughter Princess Elizabeth marries Frederick v ,Elector of palatine.

  7. Dear diary Queen Anne

    I first started to reign in 1702.Did you know that I have a sister named Mary II.I was crowned on 23rd April 1702, at Westminster Abbey.I was born on 1665 at st. James Palace,London.I had 16-18 children including miscarriages.George, son of Frederick III of Denmark was the person who I am married to.My uncle is King Charles II.The events of my reign would pave the way for Britain to become an international world power.My mother, step mother and father are all Roman Catholic.I was the last Stuart monarch because not even one of my children survived.Despite my father’s Catholicism, I was brought up as a Protestant.

  8. James IV, King of Scotland
    Dear Diary:
    I am James IV, eldest son of James III. I am normally the leader of the rebels who defeated the troops of James III. I adopted an entirely different policy with the nobles from my father and moreover showed great friendliness towards the lower class.
    I have a largest army to cross the England border and I have defeated English forces led by Lord Surrey in the past. I am liked by people in Scotland as I they think that I am a brave and generous man, and a wise and energetic king. For the first time in a century, I am the king who can speak Latin, French, German, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and some Gaelic.
    I want to begin good relationship with England but it seems difficult with Henry VIII, because Henry VIII saying no you cannot come to England and have peaceful relationship. :)

  9. Gay fawakes was born in york.
    On 13th April 1570. He was convicted of high treason.
    He was caught on 5th November 1605. However he was punished by being hung. And died 31th January 1606

  10. Dear diary, Friday 16/02/1680

    I was born in 1630 and my mother was named Henrietta of Scotland and my father died 8 months after my birth,sadly my mother was not popular in England because she believed in catholicity. I was born on the 29th of May,I was put in a play in 1644 by this time I was 14 years old, the play was based on war (battle) so I tried to show how superior I was.
    I was furious when I lost the war so I fled off to another country,I was invited back to England and was told to go to parliament and be blessed as a king.

    It was very enjoyable to be a king,I always get what I wanted and take things for granted. I was named “The merry monarch”, because of my love of parties and theatrical plays that Cromwell banned.

    I married Catherine of Braganza for her wealth and money, that she brought from her dominion, I was now able to unite France with England; and lock in battle with the Dutch.

  11. james 1
    james the 1 was the first stuart king.
    james died the 27 of march in 1625.
    he was born in june the 19 in 1566.
    he eas crowened on july the 25 of 1603.
    he had three sons and five dahters.
    james was beried at westminester abbey.
    his father was lord darnley henry stuart and his mother was mary queen of scots. pepol did not like him and started to plot agensit him. guy fawkes tried to bllow up the houses of parlement but he failed in his etemnts to sucsced the plot.

  12. GOLD:

    Dear diary,
    being on the throne for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland I am extremely joyful. It was difficult reigning over four coutries. I never thought it would be that hard to rule four countries. I faced a lot of difficulties during I acsended to the throne. I did not gain full control over the four countries because I faced a very evil difficultie which cannot believe. The difficultie I faced was a plan called the gunpowder plot which is a plot where somebody uses gunpowder to assasinate a certain person. This plot included some people called Guy Fawkes,Jhon Wright, Thomas Percy and Robert Wintour.

  13. Gold challenge

    Dear Diary,

    I am in a good mood today while sitting on my throne with my husband Prince George at Kesington Palace. Today I heard rumours of people giving me the nickname Brandy Nan, Mrs Bull, or Mrs Morely ( luckily for them, I was in a good mood today so I didn’t execute them.)

    P.S- They called me names beacause I drank lots of fine fine French brandy but now it is only drank by the rich and fashionable.

  14. Silver
    Dear Diary,
    It is March I603 James I was crowned by James Vi as king of Ireland ,Scotland and England .He was the first monarch to be called the king of great Britain. He was a king because he was the last successful monarch.
    On 5th November 1605 a person called Guy Fawkes and 13 men were about to murder James I family with 36 barrels of gunpowder .When Fawkes was found by the beef eater, he was tortured on the rack until he named the other potters . This plan was known as the ”The Gunpowder plot”.
    In 16O7 the union flag was created by James I .This was created by using the English and Scottish flag but the English Parliament rejects Union with Scotland. In the same year common citizenship of English and Scottish people who were born after James vi of Scotland.
    In 1609 a famous play writer William Shakespeare completed his sonnets and the English and Scottish Protestant are motivated to settle in Ulster .
    Two tragic events happened in the same year 1612 . Prince Henry king of wales dies of typhoid. Leaving Charles his younger brother to be prince and heir to the throne . Also Heretics were burnt in England.

  15. King James I

    King James I succeeded on 1603 when Elizabeth I died. James I was a Protestant. This means some Roman Catholics didn’t like James 1 so a group of Catholics led by Guy Fawkes plotted to murder James by putting a Gunpowder in the House of Parliaments. Luckily, a man from the group, betrayed all of them and told King James I what was going to happen. James was furious and asked his guards to murder Guy Fawkes. King James I was SAVED!

  16. BRONZE
    James I (his life)
    James I was crowned by James VI ,King of Scotland, in 1603 . He became king of England ,Ireland and Scotland for different periods of time until his death. James I was the first monarch to be named king of great Britain . He was a protestant who hated the Roman Catholics. He kept on stealing money and land from Roman Catholics. This made him unpopular and disliked by people during his time. He died in 27th March 1625.
    His Policy in England
    He was aiming at establishing good relations with Spain because it was one of the Great competitors for trade. During his reign, trade and products exports were popular and contribute to success of the country .
    James I and church
    James I had a very strict measures to control the English Catholics . He wanted to bring the Scottish kirk in Scotland and to have episcopacy ,( a policy which met with strong opposition from Presbyterians.

  17. Dear Diary, 1905
    Being on my throne is so much fun. Earlier I wasn’t noticed and was bossed around, but now I’m the ruler and I can boss people around, but the best thing is that I can change the laws, e.g. I can tax people as much as I like.
    Anyways, yesterday a bunch of Roman Catholics tried to blow up my precious Parliament because I didn’t use to treat them nicely.
    Why should I? They are worthless, they shall have no money, in fact they shall have nothing at all. Guy Fawkes, the leader plotted to put 36 barrels of gunpowder below my Parliament. Well I put a stop to this and I killed him. A person informed me about this so I wanted to give him something but he was a Roman Catholic, so unfortunately no.
    This made me feel cross but to cheer myself up and I made a day where people would make a fire with a scarecrow in it representing Guy Fawkes. This is what I call Bonfire Night.

  18. Control of Scotland
    In Scotland, James never had full control of the country. Scotland was seen as ungovernable in parts – governed solely by the clans. James was proclaimed king of Scotland in 1567 – aged 1 – after the enforced abdication of his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots. His education was Puritan based and he was pushed very hard by his teachers George Buchanan and Peter Young. However, James became fluent in Latin and French and competent in Italian. In his early years, James developed a great desire for knowledge but it also gave him an over inflated idea as to his own worth as an academic. He believed that he was capable of out-arguing almost anyone. It was a character defect that was to bring him into conflict with the English Parliament and it was his inability to accept that others might be right that was to provoke many strong reactions in London.

    The Gun Powder Plot
    The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby. In November 1605, the infamous Gunpowder Plot took place in which some Catholics, most famously Guy Fawkes, plotted to blow up James I, the first of the Stuart kings of England. The story is remembered each November 5th when ‘Guys’ are burned in a celebration known as “Bonfire Night”.

    The story appears to be very simple.

    Catholics in England had expected James to be more tolerant of them. In fact, he had proved to be the opposite and had ordered all Catholic priests to leave England. This so angered some Catholics that they decided to kill James and put his daughter Elizabeth on the throne ensuring that she was a Catholic. This led to a plot to kill not only the king of England, James, but also everyone sitting in the Houses of Parliament at the same time as James was there when he opened Parliament on November 5th, 1605.

    Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators, having rented out a house right by the Houses of Parliament, managed to get 36 barrels of gunpowder into a cellar of the House of Lords.

    The other conspirators were:
    Robert and Thomas Wintour,
    Thomas Percy,
    Christopher and John Wright,
    Francis Tresham,
    Everard Digby,
    Ambrose Rookwood,
    Thomas Bates,
    Robert Keyes,
    Hugh Owen,
    John Grant and the man who is said to have organised the whole plot
    Robert Catesby.

  19. Princess Anne
    Princess Anne became Queen upon the death of William III on March 8 1702 she reigned for 12 years aged 49.Anne was plagued by ill health throughout her life.Anne was crowned on St George’s Day, 23 April.She married Prince George of Denmark(July 28,1683).July 28, 1683.Anne was buried beside her husband and children in the Henry VII chapel on the South Aisle of Westminster Abbey on 24 August.Anne’s farther was James II and VII,her mother was Anne Hyde.She lived in the house of Stuarts with her husband.As queen, Anne favored moderate Tory politicians, who were more likely to share her Anglican religious views than their opponents.

  20. Dear dairy,
    I am Charles I and I reigned since 1625-1649. I came to the throne after my fathers death.i did not share my fathers love of peace on war with Spain and then France.in order my father needed a parliament to allow him money.

    In 1629 he dismissed parliament and decided to rule alone for the next 11 years.like my father he also believed in the divine right of king and he upset his Scottish subjects.I financial state had worsened to such a degree that he had no choice but to recall a parliament whose condemnation of his style would lead the country to civil war and Charles I to his execution in 1649.

  21. Charles I reigned from 1603 to 1625.He was crowned on the 25th of July 1603.Charles I died 27th march 1625 at Theobald park.His parents were Mary Queen of Scott’s and Henry stewart.Charles I was king of great Britain.He had three sons and five daughters.

  22. James I was a very famous king in the Stuart time. He was born on 19 June 1566. James I reigned since 1603-1625.Some people liked James I but some people didn’t like him such as the Roman Catholics.Roman Catholics did not like James I because James I told everyone to belive in his religion. Then the Roman Catholics had to stop practicing there religion in there church.So then the Roman Catholics wanted to kill James I .

  23. bronze.
    His name was James I.
    born in June 19 1566.
    Parents: Mary, Queen of Scots, and Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley.
    House of: Stuart
    Ascended to the throne: March 24, 1603 aged 36 years
    Crowned: July 25, 1603 at Westminster Abbey, also as James VI of Scotland at Stirling Castle on July 29, 1567
    Married: Anne, Daughter of Frederick II of Denmark and Norway
    Children: Three sons and five daughters, of whom three survived infancy; Henry, Elizabeth and Charles
    Died: March 27, 1625 at Theobalds Park, Hertfordshire, aged 58 years, 9 months, and 7 days.
    Buried at: Westminster.
    Reigned for: 22 years, and 3 days, King of Scotland for 57 years 1567-1625.
    Succeeded by: his son Charles .Relation to Elizabeth II: 9th great-grandfather.

  24. Dear Diary,

    One day,13 Roman Catholics tried to blow up the houses of parliaments,whilst my dad was is in there. Who do they think
    they are? One of the men was called Guy Fawkes. He got executed.

    I love being king! You get to rule the country. It is amazing!
    Life is great living in a palace,as I can have anything I want.
    there is nobody to boss me around and bother me. People have less money and food.This is the way I like it! Those awful Roman Catholics should not deserve any money.

  25. James the 1st was a very nasty man some people were beginning to plot against him.james the1st was king of Scotland also did you know queen Mary of scots was his mother . Guy Fawkes was going to blow up the house of pal ament with James inside of it.did you know that James was the first Stuart king.james died on March 27 1625.

    • JamesI was born on 19th of June 1566 in Edinburgh castle his mother was Mary,Queen of scot and his father her second husband, lord darnley.darnley was murdered in
      February 1567. In July Mary was forced to abdicate in favor of her infant son.James,s Tudor the historial and poet George Buchanan was a positive influence and James was a capable scholar. A succession of regents ruled the kingdom until 1576,when james bacame nominal ruler,

  26. James I was a famous Stuart king.he was very nasty and horrible to people.guy Fawkes was trying to set a house on fire,he tried to light up 39 barrels of gun powder luckily James I caught guy Fawkes and got sent to jail.james I was born on June 19 th 1566.he made him self king of greate Britan

  27. Gold challenge
    Dear diary-2 February 1626 I was very exited this day I was waiting for years for this day to come.I always have wanted to become king and finally rule and have power over the kingdom.I was very nervouse because of my stammer but I knew I had to do my best because I knew I was becoming King. I was always the one who was being bossed around but now I can make people do stuff for me.Now I’m the ruler it’s all me I can decide laws or ban people from the island.My future plans are to take over more countries then I shall be ruler of the world

  28. James1 isthe first sturat king he was so nasty he told. Eerone to be a nother religon or they whould die. He called his self james the greatest of them all.

  29. Gold:
    I am furious because Guy Fawkes tried to exploded the houses of Parliament just for one reason the reason was the people of the Parliament were protestant so the protestant gave out silly rules to the Roman Catholic’s. Because Guy Fawkes try to attempt to blow up the house of parliament i murdered him.

  30. Dear , diary
    Life is great in my palace, all the food I want nobody to disturb me life is great for me though I must admit that I am quiet person in front on the servants.Now, the tax collectors are taking double the money of blacksmiths and people and now they have got less food and money.Ha , Ha that’s what they get for not respecting my father James I of England.Protestants are having a great life but those horrible Roman Catholics don’t deserve any money.Those nasty Roman Catholics wanted to blow the House of Parliament and kill my father. No way !

    However, I am having a unfriendly relationship George Villers Duke of Buckingham but I had him assinated in 1628 .That’s what you get when you mess with the King.I wanted a new prayer book but that didn’t happen when the Civil wars began.My army lost so it was only right to surrender to Oliver Cromwell.Now I am stuck in this filthy old place in Whitehall London, I never know what is going to happen to me .
    From Charles I

  31. Dear diary,
    Today the Short Parliament, which met on April 1640, refused to grant money until grievances were redressed, and was dissolved after just 3 weeks.When I succeeded father in 1625, friction with Parliament began at once.

  32. James 1 was the first Stuart king.He was born 19th June on 1566.And he died on March 27th 1625.
    He was a Scottish and English crowns from 24 March 1603 until his death 1625.

  33. Dear diary,
    today a tax collector came round my house and took the money I just earned from the blacksmith’s! It took me 5 hours to earn that money and it isn’t easy being a blacksmith I can tell you that! Next I did something I regretted about 5 seconds later, I yelled “Can’t you take all of my aches and pains instead?”. Then he shouted back “All right, if your going to act like that it’ll be double the amount next week”. Oh great! me and my big mouth now I’ll have to give more money and I’ll have to work twice as hard. Life’s not great with the constant struggle for food and money, and with all these illnesses I’ll be surprised if I live to be an old man.

  34. James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciary, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union.

  35. James 1st reighed for 22 years on the throne from 1603 – 1625.He was the first stuart king After Queen Elezibeth 1st died .The Catholics were not happy with him and a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of 12 men plotted against him so they atempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament

  36. Silver:
    Dear diary,I’m James 1 and I reighed since 1603-1625. Did you know,I was born on 19 June 1566 and acsendedto his throne on 24 March 1603 aged 36

  37. I know that James I was the first Stuart king .
    He was born in June 19 1566.
    And he died in March 27 1625.
    He was the king of socland .
    (From 1567 to 1625).
    He was the first Stuart king of England ( from 1603 to 1625).

    He made himself as ( king of Great Britain ).

  38. Silver challenge
    Dear diary
    You can not believe what happen today the Parliament did not blow up because guy Fawkes was caught it was in the newspaper everyone knows it. Some people are happy but as for some people like me are upset about it. You can’t belive what happen to guy Fawkes he was executed and died. I was lucky it was not me at all I would scream and beg him not to kill me.
    That was my day as a Stuart monarch.

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