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James 1 - The 'law giver' king

You are James, son and heir of the late King Robert III of Scotland.

Portrait of James I
James I, portrait by an unknown artist, early 15th century.
© Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Your Location

You are locked in the Tower of London. You have been imprisoned here for 18 years since your capture in 1406. As you gaze out the window you imagine the country of your birth, where you are heir to the throne. It has for too long been without a monarch!

It is the year 1424.


Your Mission

bullet point Escape from captivity

bullet point Return to Scotland, take up your throne and expand your power

bullet point Reform and improve the cultural life of your country

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image of playing cards You must play your cards right, as these are bloody times.

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