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Battle of Bosworth
Richard III dies at the Battle of Bosworth
Henry VII is crowned King of England
King Henry VII dies
Henry VIII is crowned king
Edward VI is crowned king
Henry VIII died
Edward VI died
Lady Jane Grey is notified she is now Queen of England through Edward VI will
Lady Jane becomes Queen Jane I
Privy Council announces that Mary I was the rightful heir to the throne
Lady Jane was imprisoned for high treason
Lady Jane's trial
Lady Jane and her husband Guildford Grey are executed as a result of the Wyatt's rebellion
Mary I is crowned Queen
Mary I died
Elizabeth I is crowned Queen
Elizabeth I died
Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway
James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and is officially crowned king
James I died
Charles I is crowned king
Charles II is crowned king
Charles II died
Shakespeare is born
Shakespeare was baptized
Henry VI (Part 1) is recounted in a Diary of Philip Henslowe
Henry VI (Part 2) is published
Henry VI (Part 3) is published
The Tragedy of Richard the Third is written (contested)
Richard III was entered into the Register of the Stationers Company
Richard III is performed for Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria (confirmed court records)
Roanoke was founded
Richard III (possible) first play
Francis Throckmorton's plot to invade England with the assistance of Henry I, Duke of Guise, and replace Elizabeth with Mary, Queen of Scots, is discovered
William Perry is executed for plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth
Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded for treason
Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I
Florentine banker Roberto di Ridolfi devises the Ridolfi plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots.
Treason Act - Prohibited any criticism of the monarchy.
First performance of Gorboduc. First English tragedy and first English language play to employ blank verse
Parliament dissolved as Queen Elizabeth I refuses to name an successor.
England rejoins the Roman Catholic Church under Mary I
Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, last legitimate male heir to the House of York, is beheaded for allegedly conspiring in Warbeck's escape.
James Tyrrell is executed for allegedly murdering the Princes in the Tower.
Sir Thomas More is executed for refusing to sign the 1534 Oath of Succession confirming Anne's role as Queen and the rights of her children to succession.
Henry VIII illegitimate son in born
Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of the Church of England
Cardinal Wolsey falls from power due to his failure to prevent Habsburg from expansion in Europe and obtaining a divorce for Henry VIII.
Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn
Henry VIII marriage to Catherine of Aragon officially declared annulled. Catherine refuses to accept the annulment.
Cranmer declares the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn valid
Anne Boleyn crowned Queen
Pope Clement VII excommunicates Henry VIII
Elizabeth I born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
Treasons Act makes it treason, punishable by death, to disavow the Act of Supremacy
Cardinal John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, executed for his refusal to swear an oath of loyalty to Henry VIII
Anne Boleyn has a miscarriage
Anne Boleyn is arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London.
Cranmer declares Henry's marriage to Anne Boyleyn to be null and void.
Anne Boleyn is tried and convicted of adultery, incest, and high treason
Anne Boleyn is beheaded by sword in the Tower of London.
Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
Bigod's Rebellion ended
Jane Seymour gives birth to Prince Edward
Jane Seymour dies from complications from childbirth
John Bale's Kynge Johan is the earliest known English Historical drama (in verse)
Invasion scare from Spain, France, and Scotland
A treaty is arranged for Henry VIII to marry Anne of Cleves
The Six Articles reaffirm certain Catholic principles in Henry VIII's Church of England
Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves
Henry divorces Anne of Cleves
Thomas Cromwell is executed on charges of treason in public.
Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard on the same day as the execution of Thomas Cromwell.
Crown of Ireland Act, the Parliament of Ireland declares Henry VIII and his heirs to be King of Ireland.
Catherine Howard is executed for adultery
Henry marries his sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr of Hampton Court Palace
Third Succession Act passed. Reinstates Princesses Mary and Elizabeth to the line of succession to the English throne.
Vagabonds Act prescribes punishment for rogues (drifters). This included actors' companies lacking formal patronage.
James II is crowned king
James II died
William III is crowned king alongside Mary II as Queen
William III died
Anne I is crowned Queen
Anne I dies, ending the House of Stuart and Orange Era. House of Hanover brings the German Prince George I
Earl of Essex Rebellion
Earl of Essex was executed for treason
Gunpowder treason plot planned to be executed
Shakespeare's Henry VI performed (one or more from the trilogy)
Gunpowder plot revealed
Guy Fawkes discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder and arrest
Gunpowder Plot Trial
Hall's Chronicle published
Hall's Chronicle Revised comes out
Charles I execution
House of Stuart & Orange
First and Second Bishop War
English Civil War
Shakespeare's "Lost Years"
Italian War of 1551-1559
History of King Richard III written by Sir Thomas More
War of the League of Cambrai
Italian War of 1521-1526
Italian War of 1542-1546
Lord Chamberlain's Men
Lord Hunsdon's Men
Lord Chamberlain's Men
Lord Strange's Men (pronounced Strang)
Derby's Men continue after Lord Strange's Men breaks apart
Henslowe's Rose Theatre included one or more of Shakespeare's Henry VI Trilogy
Queen's Men Acting Company
Theaters in London close due to the Plague
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