- One lispund was a weight equal to 12 Scottish pounds, but by 1800 one lispund was equal to 32 Scottish pounds.
Queen Elizabeth of England dies, and is succeeded by James VI, uniting the Crowns of Scotland and England. This is often referred to as the Union of the Crowns, although Scotland retained its own parliament until 1707. The King moves to London, moving power even further from Shetland.
James VI is crowned King of England.