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James I was the cousin of Elizabeth I and therefore being the closest heir to the throne of England.

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Who was beheaded after being unable to produce a male heir for Henry VIII?

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Why did James VI of Scotland become James the first of England?

James VI was heir to Elizabeth as he was the great-great grandson of Henry VIII's sister Margaret.

Why did the Tudor family stop ruling?

The Tudor line died out upon the death of Queen Elizabeth I

Did queen elizabeth 1 produce an heir?

No she did not; it was the end of the Tudors. Mary Queen Of Scots' son James took the throne as the heir.

Who was crowned first Mary or Elizabeth?

Mary I was crowned before Elizabeth I. Elizabeth was the heir to the throne after Mary's death.

How did James Stewart become the King of Scotland and England?

He was already James VI of Scots when Queen Elizabeth of England died. He was the heir to the English throne.

What has the author Elizabeth Alan written?

Elizabeth Alan has written: 'The heir'

Who did Queen Elizabeth I name as her successor?

Due to the fact that Elizabeth had no children and her father, Henry VIII legitimized the claims of persons who had plotted against Elizabeth (such as James VI and Mary, Queen of Scots - Elizabeth's closest 'royal' relatives), there was no heir apparent or presumptive named.

What relation was Mary queen of Scots to James VI of Scotland?

Mary Stuart Queen of Scotland was the mother of King James VI of Scotland ( also know as King James I of England for he was Queen Elizabeth's I heir).

What were the weaknesses of Queen Elizabeth I?

She had no heir to the throw.

Why did England have to import a new set of royals from Scotland in 1603?

James VI of Scots was the heir to the English throne when Queen Elizabeth of England died.

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Elizabeth I was never burnt. Her mother, Anne Boleyn, was the first queen executed. And Charles I was the first king executed. Mary I and many Catholics would have loved to get rid of Elizabeth as heretic as a Protestant or a plotter as heir to the throne but were unsuccessful.

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