James VI

James VI was brought up as a Protestant. He was intelligent and a good student.

Siobhon Redmond describes the Protestant upbringing of James V1 in the video below.

As a young man, James was kidnapped by a group of Presbyterians who wanted to take control of the government. The Presbyterian Lords were led by William Ruthven who took control of Scotland for ten months. This became known as the Ruthven Raid.

However, following his escape in 1583, he gained control of Scotland for himself.