After the union of crowns in 1603, James I pursued the Scottish and English parliaments to create a political entity that would be an imperial government consisting of both the Scottish and English crowns. This would create a British 'Empire'. Famously James I agreed to keep the English law and Scots Law in tandem in this new union much like how Quebec in 1774 was allowed to have both the English and French common law. So what if through some pods James I was successful in his creation of a political union between the isles in 1603 creating a British Empire? What would the effects of this be on the rest of europe? The growing unrest in england regarding the parliament and monarchy? The irish confederates? The american colonies and future colonization?