For the GCSE 9-1 history- Early Elizabethan England- a timeline of key dates and facts. Hope it helps for revision and exams :-)



1558 - Queen Mary I dies and Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth I.

1559 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I and Elizabethan Religious Settlement.
1562 - Elizabeth is seriously ill with small pox at Hampton Court Palace.
1564 - William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe are born.
1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate the throne.
1568 - Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in England after fleeing Scotland.
1569 - Northern Rebellion
1570 - Elizabeth is excommunicated from the Catholic Church by the Pope.
1571 - Ridolfi Plot to assassinate Elizabeth.
1572 - Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, is executed for treason.
1574 - Richard Burbage opens the first theatre in England called The Theatre.
1575 - Kenilworth Entertainments
1577 - Francis Drake sets out on the first English voyager around the world.
1584 - Bond of Association
1585 - Elizabeth takes The Netherlands under her protection, beginning the War with Spain.
1586 - Babington Plot and trial of Mary, Queen of Scots, for treason.
1587 - Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed at Fotheringay Castle.
1588 - Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1597 - Second Spanish Armada defeated.
1599 - The Globe theatre is opened.
1601 - Essex Rebellion and Queen Elizabeth's Golden Speech.
1603 - Death of Queen Elizabeth I and accession of King James I.



Are these all of the ones we will need to remember or do we need to research more?



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