Today , 24 March 1603. Fall of the Tudor dynasty

Elizabeth I, queen of England for 45 years, dies without leaving an heir. She was the fifth monarch of the House of Tudor, which for over a century had extended its power beyond England to Wales and Ireland. Elizabeth had never named a successor, but James VI will assume the crown later this very day.

We’re all familiar with King James. He commissioned the most published ‘modern’ version of the Bible we refer to as The King James Version