King James 1-Gunpowder Plot- General Questions about Macbeth

King James Father Henery Stuart
King James Mother Mary, Queen of Scots
How did James become King of England? Queen Elizabeth died and James became king of England
What does James believe about witchcraft? He believed himself to be an expert on witchcraft
Political and religious doctrine of Royal and political legitimacy. It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthy authority. Divine Right
What does James think of Divine Right He was a fervent believer in divine right
Was James Protestant or Catholic? James was Protestant
What relationship did James have with Shakespeare? Shakespeare created Macbeth to please the king
In what years did King James rule? March 24, 1603- March 27, 1625
In what years did King James live? June 19, 1566- March 27, 1625
Why were Catholics in England unhappy under King James rule? He was not tolerant of their religion
Who is Guy Fawkes? The person who planted the bombs, but got caught
Who is Robert Catesby? The leader of the Gunpowder plot
What happened to Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes? They got executed
What was the Gunpowder Plot- Attempt? Kill the king
What was the Gunpowder Plot- Reason? He was tolerant of Catholics
What was the Gunpowder Plot- Result? King tipped off but they were caught and killed
What ruined the Gunpowder Plot? One of the plotters sent a warning to the king
When is Guy Fawkes Day? What is celebrated? November 5, the death of Guy Fawkes
When was Macbeth written? Written in 1606
Who ruled England when Shakespeare wrote Macbeth? James 1
What popular text did Shakespeare rely upon for his story of Macbeth? Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland
What influence did James role as King have upon Shakespeare’s writing the play? -witchcraft -Banquo- Family history of the king
Why would Shakespeare be concerned about James opinion of his plays? Because they were friends
When did the Gunpowder plot occur? 1605

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