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The Boy King
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The Boy King

Learning Outcomes


As a result of viewing this programme, pupils should:

  • appreciate that although he was King, James lacked power
  • develop insights into some of the reasons why life in Scotland was dangerous for James
  • begin to understand James' character, his interests, abilities and worries
  • begin to appreciate what life was like in late sixteenth-century Scotland
  • realise that Scotland was ruled by a regent