James VI and I is proclaimed King of Great Britain, France and Ireland

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Historical Context Note

James VI and I proclaims himself to be King of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Parliament, reacting against his proposed Union of Scotland and England, had refused to grant him this title, but he took the title by proclamation instead.
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Editors. "James VI and I is proclaimed King of Great Britain, France and Ireland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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