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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 4 weeks ago

Royalty, is it true King James was a homosexual?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    There is some anecdotal evidence that James had a sexual relationship with 3 of his courtiers. This doesn't necessarily make it 'true' of course, but the implication is there.

  • Cogito
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    3 weeks ago

    If you mean James I, he was almost certainly bisexual at the least, possibly homosexual.  But it doesn't matter, does it?  Richard I (The Lionheart) was also gay and no-one cared.

  • Claire
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    At best he was bi. 

  • Just because he liked cross dressing (he probably spent 70-80% of his time dressing) and liked to pounce on people, hissing "corona, corona" does not mean he was a homosexual troll

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    James' sexuality is a matter of dispute; he had very close friendships with other men. These friendships do not mean that James had a sexual relationship with the men.

    It's  possible that James was bisexual as he was married and reportedly had a mistress as well as these rumored male alliances.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    While the evidence pointing to King James being a homosexual is pretty plentiful, we must first look at something else. It is important to note that King James (1566-1625) got married when he was 23 years old on November 23, 1589 to Anne of Denmark. He remained married to her for the rest of her life, until she died in 1619. They also had 8 children together (only 3 lived to adulthood). In addition, he apparently had an affair with a woman for several years, which began while Anne was pregnant with their first child. Therefore, King James was clearly not attracted to men alone.

  • 4 weeks ago

    As has been said by two, who gave intelligent answers, there is no hard evidence of any homosexual relationships but, they were explained as being "Platonic" in nature. Was the term "platonic" being used euphemistically, out of fear of retribution? What he said and what he did, could be two totally different things. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It is thought  King James I had relationships with several men; they are usually characterised as platonic, it might be conjectured that they were more than that, but there is no real evidence and he did condemn sodomy. He was certainly known to be 'close' to at least three courtiers, Esme Stewart, Robert Carr and George Villiers.

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