Historical Events in March 1603

Historic Event

Mar 24 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns

Historic Event

Mar 24 Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun, officially establishing the Tokugawa Shogunate which would rule Japan until 1867

  • Mar 30 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish