James was a proponent of the witch hunts in England. During his younger years, he made a visit to Denmark with his wife where he met with clerics who warned him of the growing danger of witches. Upon their return voyage, their ship was assailed by storms which James further believed to be the act of witches. The King changed the growing scepticism regarding the existence of witches since the reign of his predecessor Elizabeth.
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Submitted to "Facts about James VI of Scotland"