Background of the English Renaissance

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Wars of the Roses

1455 - 1485

Martin Luther posts his "Ninety-Five Theses"

10/31/1517

The Protestant Reformation

10/31/1517 - 01/30/1649

Christopher Marlowe

02/26/1564 - 05/30/1593

*Exact birthdate unknown

William Shakespeare

04/26/1564 - 04/23/1616

*Exact birthdate unknown

Ben Jonson

06/11/1572 - 08/06/1637

The First English Civil War

1642 - 1646

Puritan Faction bans professional theatre

09/02/1642

Charles I is beheaded

01/30/1649

The Tudor Dynasty

Henry VII Reigns

08/22/1485 - 04/21/1509

Henry VIII Reigns

04/21/1509 - 01/28/1547

Edward VI Reigns

01/28/1547 - 07/06/1553

Mary I Reigns

07/19/1553 - 11/17/1558

Elizabeth I Reigns (Elizabethan Era)

11/17/1558 - 03/24/1603

The House of Stuart

Mary, Queen of Scots is executed

02/08/1587

Catholic claim to the throne of England is ended

James I Reigns (Jacobean Era)

03/24/1603 - 03/27/1625

*Union of the Scottish and English crowns

Charles I Reigns (Caroline Era)

03/27/1625 - 01/30/1649