James I of England
- 25-July-1603 : James I of England is crowned.
- 14-January-1604 : The Hampton Court conference is held between James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of the Puritans.
- 05-November-1605 : Gunpowder Plot: A plot by to blow up the English Houses of Parliament is foiled when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building and orders a search of the area (records show 36 barrels of gunpowder were found, and Fawkes was arrested for trying to kill King James I of England and the members who were scheduled to sit together in Parliament the next day).
- 31-January-1606 : Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England.
- 26-December-1606 : Shakespeare's ''King Lear'' is performed before King James I in the banqueting hall of Whitehall Palace.
- 20-January-1613 : King James I of England successfully mediates the Treaty of Knared between Denmark and Sweden.
- 14-February-1613 : Elizabeth, daughter of King James I of England, marries Frederick V, Elector Palatine.
- 01-January-1616 : James I of England, theatertheatergoing and literary absolutist king, attends the masque ''The Golden Age Restored'', a satire by Ben Jonson on fallen court favorite Somerset. The king asks for a repeat performance on January 6.
- 03-January-1616 : In the court of James I of England, the king's favorite George Villiers becomes Master of the Horse; on April 24 he receives the Order of the Garter; and on August 27 is created Viscount Villiers and Baron Waddon, receiving a grant of land valued at ?80,000. In 1617, he is made Earl of Buckingham. After the Earl of Pembroke, he is the 2nd richest nobleman in England.
- 10-January-1616 : Sir Thomas Roe, emissary from the court of King James I of England, presents his credentials to the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in Ajmer Fort, thus opening the door to the British presence in India.<ref>Jehangir's period of stay at Ajmer was from 5 Shawwal 1022 to 1 ZilZilqa'da 1025 equivalent to November 8, 1613 to October 31, 1616.</ref> Roe sailed in the ''Lyon'' under the command of captain Christopher Newport, best known for his role in the Virginia colonies.