The interruption from 1649 until 1660
had to do with
Oliver Cromwell, the Commonwealth et cetera.
By the way,
Stewart was the original
spelling. The later French version is Stuart. Take your pick.
In more detail:
King Robert II of Scotland
became the first Stuart ruler.
James VI was king of Scotland
from 1567 to 1625. As mentioned above, James VI transformed into
James I, the first Stuart to rule England, which he did starting in
the year 1603 until his death in 1625.
James VI's son,
Charles I ruled
Great Britain and Ireland from 1625 to 1649, when he was executed.
After the Cromwells, the Stuarts were
Charles II, son of Charles I, who ruled 1660 to 1685.
James II was king
of Great Britain from 1685 - 1688.
Mary II, daughter of
James II, ruled 1689 until 1694, together with her husband
Queen Anne of
Great Britain and Ireland became the last Stuart ruler. Anne was the
younger sister of Queen Mary II.
Charlie was the last Stuart family member who had a serious
shot at getting on the British throne by means of his Jacobite
Rebellion. But the rebellion was finally
quelled by the
Battle of Culloden in 1746.