Church-ship model, associated with James VI (I of England)

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Postcard of Church-ship model, associated with James VI (I of England).
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Church-ship model, associated with James VI (I of England)

This is the stern of a wooden church-ship model built in the late 16th or early 17th century. The model was probably constructed to celebrate the marriage and safe return to Scotland of James VI and his bride, Anne of Denmark, in 1590.

The rail around the stern of the model bears a gilded version of the monogram of Christian IV of Denmark, James VI's brother in law.

A further link between Denmark and Scotland is the presence of the Scottish shipbuilders Balfour and Sinclair in the shipyards of Christian IV.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-315-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.666
Date: Late 16th or early 17th century
Material: Inscription: Taffrail: [monogram of Christian IV of Denmark]
What: Church ship / model
Who: Anne of Denmark
Christian IV of Denmark
James VI of Scotland
Trinity House, Leith (Owner)
Where: Denmark
Description: Church-ship model, late 16th or early 17th century, traditionally associated with James VI and his safe return to Scotland with Anne of Denmark in 1590
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