James II of England and Scotland

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Jams II and VII

James II and VII (born 1566) was the only child of Mary I and her second husband, Henry Stuart, Duke of Albany, more commonly known as Lord Darnley. Historians have said, based upon an assortment of contemporary accounts, that the King had some male lovers throughout his life and was not much interested in his wife. Along with Alfred the Great, James is considered to have been one of the most intellectual and learned individuals ever to sit on the English or Scottish thrones.


Preceded by:
Mary I
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King of England
1604-1625
Succeeded by:
Charles I
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King of Scots
1604-1625
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