James IV

James IV
King of Bretislavia
The King in 1960
ReignOctober 3rd, 1959 - June 12th, 2020
CoronationOctober 16th, 1959
PredecessorEdward III
BornJames Augustus-Bergsma
(1925-02-21)21 February 1925
Augustus Palace
Died(2020-06-20)20 June 2020
SpouseQueen Racheli
Full name
James Johannes Edward
HouseHouse of Augustus-Bergsma
FatherEdward III
MotherQueen Caroline
ReligionProtestantism

James IV (James Johannes Augustus-Bergsma, February 21, 1925 - June 20, 2020) was the King of Bretislavia from 10/3/59 to 6/20/20. He was born in Dutchberg to then King Edward III and his wife Queen Caroline. He had two children and was married to Queen Racheli of Judea. He is the longest reigning monarch of Bretislavia, having ruled for 61 years before his death. His reign is regarded amongst scholars as a much celebrated reign.

Biography

Early Years

James was born February 21st, 1925 in Augustus Palace. His childhood was standard to his fathers and most monarchs childhoods. Horse riding, school, and playing with his friends during vacations. As per his family's history he attended the Royal Military Academy at the age of 10 in 1935, 4 days after his birthday. During his time at the academy James pioneered the idea of independent air forces and the importance of joint operation in Bretislavia. In 1941 James became obtained his pilots license and entered the air academy branch of R.M.A. (Royal Military Academy), becoming the first Bretislavian monarch to do so.

Military Career

When James graduated the academy in 1945 he took a position as 2nd Lieutenant in the Bretislavian Army Air Force, leading reforms and advancing the air forces capability, while still advocating for separate and independent Royal Bretislavian Air force. In 1946 2 weeks after attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant, James conducted a test flight of the Altergott Al 246 fighter jet plane to attest the necessity for jet planes to begin replacing propeller fighter craft in in the in the B.A.A.F. this venture proved successful, and the Al 246 was adopted by the B.A.A.F. the following month.

In 1948 the Royal Bretislavian Air Force was founded as a separate and independent branch in the Bretislavian Armed Forces, James was transferred over to the R.B.A.F. and promoted to Captain. James would be the pioneer for new aircraft and a key figure in the Air Force, even at his relatively low rank during the next two years. In 1950 he was promoted to Major and received an Iron Cross, 3rd class for his actions in the air force as a pilot, frontiersman, and leader. Despite not being the founder of the air force he is remarked as the "Father of the modern air force" in Bretislavia by certain military historians.

Reign

On October 3rd, 1959, James' father Edward III died a massive worker strike and march was held in front of the royal palace. James' reign was not off to a good start. Before the national guard could arrive the the Dutchberg Police Force under the leadership of Wilhelm Heinrich (the later Prime Minister) was deployed to try and stop the marchers. Once the strike was over James had to face the anti-monarchist sentiment that had been plaguing his country ever since 1954.