The Dynasty of the Stuart´s


The Stuart Dynasty, initially written by Stewart, is based on Robert II.
Before his appointment as King, he was a Steward (Chief Steward of the princely Table) at the scottish Court. It ruled over three centuries -from 1603 also over England- and was characterized by Conflicts and Contentions . But it was also a time of cultural flourishing, in which Scotland played an important role in the Europe of the time.

Before robert became King, he fought against supporters of the deposed John Balliol.
Later, however, he led a rebellion against David II. and came in captivity ... [read more]

Robert, whose real name was John, was named King by the scottish Parliament.
He made some wrong decisions, which led to him even incarcerating one of his Sons ... [read more]

When James inherited the scottish Throne, he was in english Captivity.
After his later enthronement, he made a variety of good decisions, which earned him popularity with the people ... [read more]

Because he wanted to deprive the Family Douglas, he stabbed the Earl of Douglas and later besieged their Lands.
Ironically, he was killed this way ... [read more]

 The plans that James pursued led to strong criticism from Parliament.
Even his Son later turned against him ... [read more]

Because he opposed his Father, James wore a penitent belt all his life.
He reformed the legal system and adhered to the Auld Alliance, which, however, earned him excommunication ... [read more]

James was kidnapped by his Stepfather at a young age, but was freed from his Mother and forced to flee.
At the same time he had to deal with the obstinate Henry VIII. and the rising Protestantism ... [read more]

The exiled Mary changed her name to Stewart in Stuart.
Her life was marked by the conflict with her Grand Cousin ... Elizabeth I. of England, who had Mary executed at the end ... [read more]

James VI. was the first King to hold the scottish and english Throne.
He established the term Great Britain politically and introduced the 'Union Jack' ... [read more]

Politically, Charles showed agressive attitude to other Countries, which led to the War with Spain.
But even in his own Country, the mood was not better. His dispute with Parliament eventually provoked a Civil War ... [read more]