The crowning of Queen Elizabeth the 1st after the death of her half sister happened on January 15, 1559 in Westminster Abbey.
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth
Built in 1576 by the English actor and entrepreneur James Burbage, father of the great actor and friend of Shakespeare, Richard Burbage.
The Theater is Built
Drake made the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition starting in 1577 and was the first to complete the journey as captain during the entire voyage.
Spanish Armada Defeat
First voyages to Roanoke Island. On April 27, 1584, Raleigh dispatched an endeavor driven by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to investigate the eastern bank of North America.
A Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from A Coruña in late May 1588, under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England.
During the reign of King James VI, somewhere between 70 and 200 so-called witches were put on trial, tortured and even executed starting in 1590 from the town of North Berwick and the surrounding area alone.
Plague Closes Theater
Doctor Faustus Premiers
Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus premiered in 1594.
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in prior hundreds of years regularly called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a fizzled death endeavor against King James I by a gathering of commonplace English Catholics driven by Robert Catesby.
King James 1
From years 1592-1594 the plague closed the theaters in England. The 2nd Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, attempts a rebellion against Elizabeth I, and is later executed.
Elizabeth died on 24 March 1603. The Protestant King James VI became King of England.
Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent settlement in the Americas. Occurs May 14, 1607.
Founding of Jamestown
A tragedy play, which it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.
King James Bible Pub.
Published in 1611, the King James Bible is a translation ordered by King James I and is still used today.
Globe Burns Down
The Globe theater was built in 1599 associated with Shakespeare. Many plays were performed before it burnt down on June 29th 1613.
Puritans Ban Acting
With the English Civil War having broken out in earnest in June 1642, the Long Parliament was now led primarily by Puritans, who viewed the theater as centers of vice. On 2nd September, an ordinance was passed that ordered theaters to close for the duration of the war.
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Simon, Ed. “One Devil Too Many.” The Paris Review, 15 Dec. 2016, www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/12/15/one-devil-too-many/.