What is the name of the King James book on witchcraft? In 1597, King James VI of Scotland published a compendium on witchcraft lore called Daemonologie. It was also published in England in 1603 when James acceded to the English throne.
Who was King James and what did he do? James I, son of Mary, Queen of Scots (and descended from Henry VII’s daughter Margaret), had been King of Scotland for 36 years when he became King of England. Although he was King of both countries, James’s attempt to create a full governmental union proved premature.
How were King James and Shakespeare connected? James proved to be a true enthusiast of the theater. Just a few months after assuming the throne, he officially adopted Shakespeare’s company. With the sponsorship of the king, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men became known as the King’s Men. For his part, Shakespeare welcomed the new king with Macbeth, written around 1606.
When did James I become king of England? On 24 March 1603 James achieved his lifelong ambition when Queen Elizabeth I died and he inherited the throne of England.