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The Chantries Act

1547

confirms destructive intent of legislation of 1545 allowing the crown to seize chantries and colleges of priests and their revenues

Charles V executed

1548

New Communion Service

1549

Replacement of Latin services by English rites (prayer book)

1549

Western Rebels Executed

1549

Only Catholic persecution

New Book of Common Prayer

1552

Priest emphasized as teacher

Doctrines of CofE summarized in 42 Articles

1553

Mary restores papal jurisdiction/ old heresy laws

1554

Mary Dies/ Elizabeth Succeeds

1558

Settlement, Protestant England again

1559

GENEVA BIBLE

1560

Robert Southwell Mary Magdelene's funeral tears

1561

"Puritan" first used

1565 - 1567

Queen's attitude hardens against Protestant non-conformity

1565

BISHOPS BIBLE

1568

Catholics stop going to church

1569

Thomas Cartwright critiques church in lectures at Cam

1570

Elizabeth excommunicated/ desposed by Pope

1570

No more avowed Roman Catholics in Commons

1571

Catholic Missionaries to England

1574

Gabriel Harvey appointed Praelector of Rhetoric Cambridge

1574

all "prophesyings" forbidden

1577

"prophesyings" are gathering were clergy get together and chat about how to use scripture

Plague Order

1578

gov. concerned that the fanatical insistence on God's anger as primary cause of plague interferes with precautions about the secondary causes in the order of nature

Jesuits

1580

Marlowe Matriculates

1580

Gabriel Harvey, Three Proper and Witty Familiar Letters

1580

78 Priests, 35 Lay executed as RC's

1581 - 1590

Legislation against seminary Roman Catholic Priests

1581

Nashe Matriculates

1582

Whitgift's accession Day Speech

1583

promotes necessity of doctrine of obedience. uses bible extensively.

John Stockwood Destruction of Jerusalem

1584

Legislation against RC's strengthened

1585

Phillip Stubbes Anatomy of Abuses

1585

First active cleric sits in council

1586

Bishop's given power over the press

1586

John Bridges Defence of the Government Established in the Church of England

1587

sparks Martin's tracts

Nashe The Anatomy of Absurdity

1588

The just censure and reproofe of martin junior

1588

July

Thesis Martinae

1588

Defeat of Spanish Armada

1588

Nashe An Almond for a Parrot

1589

Robert Greene Menphanon

1589

employed by Bancroft and Whitgift, Marprelate Controv.

1589

Theater's closed

1589 - 1590

Libel and Sedition cases tried by Sar Chamber, high court

1590

Richard Harvey The Lamb of God

1590

criticizes Nashe

53 Priests, 35 Lay executed as RC's

1590 - 1603

Edmund Spenser "Complaints"

1591

Plague

1592

23,000 Londoners killed

Nashe Pierce Pennilesse

1592

Greene's Groatsworth of Wit

1592

Robert Greene Dies 3/9

1592

Nashe Summer's Last Will and Testament

1592

performed for/ written for Whitgift

"The Defense of Cony-Catching"

1592

John Harvey Dies, June

1592

Gabriel Harvey Foure Letters

1592

William Cupper Certain Sermons

1592

Concerning God's Late Visitation to the city of London

Nashe Strange News

1592

Nashe The Unfortunate Traveller

1593

Nashe Christ's Tears

1593

Legislation against RC's strengthened

1593

includes penalties for RC's who don't go to church

Gabriel Harvey Pierce's Supererogation

1593

King Henri VI of France converts to Catholicism

1593

Nashe The Terrors of the Night

1593

Gabriel Harvey A New Letter of Notable Contents

1593

Nashe Christ's Tears reissued

1594

Nashe The Terrors of the Night Published

1594

Nashe Christ's Tears - revised epistle

1594

Nashe Have with you to Saffron Waldon

1596

Nashe Pierce Penilesse 5th Ed.

1596

Lodge Wit's Miserie

1596

Nashe The Isle of Dogs

1597

Richard Lichfield The Trimming of Thomas Nashe

1597

Marston The Scurge of Villainy

1598

The Pilgrimage to Parnassus

1598 - 1599

Nashe's works banned

1599

Nashe Lenten Stuff

1599

Plague Years

1603 - 1604

Middleton The Blacke Booke/ Father Hubbard's Tales

1604

Dekker Newes from Hell

1606