"in the time of the Stuarts"
King James lst. of England (c.1620)
Public DomainKing James lst. of England (c.1620) - Credit: Paul van Somer (1576-1621/22)

The House of Stuart was founded by Robert II of Scotland, and nine Stuart monarchs ruled Scotland between 1371 and 1603. In 1603, following the union of the English and Scottish crowns, the ninth monarch, James VI of Scotland became James I, King of Great Britain. Subsequently, a further 5 Stuart monarchs* held the joint crown, the last of the Stuart dynasty being Queen Anne, who succeeded to the throne in 1702.

*William and Mary are considered as 'one monarch'.