James I Sixpence - 1603 to 1625

When I am stuck for somewhere to detect I have permission to detect on a small field and the odd Victoria penny turns up and nothing else. However, this field keeps my old legs and body from seizing up. So, you can imagine my surprise when this popped up. James the First sounds to have been a bit of a lad. His nickname was "the wisest fool in Christendom", but he was a very educated man. He had 9 children, a couple of young men in case he became bored and a gang of plotters with "the gunpowder plot". He had the bible translated into English and he had Walter Raleigh bumped off. Also this is the time when the pilgrim fathers set sail to buy a house in the sun.

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