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James VI is born, 1566

Duration: 01:46

Mary gives birth to James, the infant hailed as the 'Little Arthur' who will unite Britain. Through both parents James has a claim to the throne of England.

Available since: Wed 22 May 2013

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A History of Scotland Series 1, Project Britain

5/5 The tale of two ancient enemies who set aside their differences to form Great Britain.

First broadcast: 08 Dec 2008

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