James I of England rejects a request to aid his son-in-law,
Frederick V of the Palatinate, in gaining the throne of Bohemia
(although he later promises to support him if the Palatinate is
invaded). Frederick has been hesitating over the decision,
especially as he is a Calvinist and Bohemia's population is
majority Catholic or Hussite, but two days later he finally does
accept the throne.
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Editors. "James I refuses to aid Frederick V of the Palatinate in Bohemia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15837, accessed 21 January 2018.]
- European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: Germany and Central Europe