Who wrote the first book on demonology? In 1597, King James VI of Scotland published a compendium on witchcraft lore called Daemonologie.
What did King James 1 believe in? The king was a convinced Presbyterian, but in 1584 he secured a series of acts that made him the head of the Presbyterian church in Scotland, with the power to appoint the church’s bishops.
What was James 1 known for? Although he was King of both countries, James’s attempt to create a full governmental union proved premature. An able theologian, James ordered a new translation of the Bible which became known as the Authorised King James’s Version of the Bible.
What was James 1 afraid of? It is known that James had a morbid fear of violent death. Therefore these trials were of especial interest to him and he suddenly developed a very keen interest in demonology and witchcraft.