Definition of James
- James IV (1473–1513), son of James III, reigned 1488–1513. He forged a dynastic link with England through his marriage to Margaret Tudor, the daughter of Henry VII, and revitalized the traditional pact with France. When England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England, but died in defeat at Flodden.
- James VI (1566–1625), James I of England (see James2).
- James VII (1633–1701), James II of England (see James2).