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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

Western Rebels Executed

1549

Only Catholic persecution

Replacement of Latin services by English rites (prayer book)

1549

New Communion Service

1549

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

Queen's attitude hardens against Protestant non-conformity

1565

"Puritan" first used

1565 - 1567

BISHOPS BIBLE

1568

Catholics stop going to church

1569

Elizabeth excommunicated/ desposed by Pope

1570

Thomas Cartwright critiques church in lectures at Cam

1570

No more avowed Roman Catholics in Commons

1571

Gabriel Harvey appointed Praelector of Rhetoric Cambridge

1574

Catholic Missionaries to England

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

Gabriel Harvey, Three Proper and Witty Familiar Letters

1580

Marlowe Matriculates

1580

Jesuits

1580

Legislation against seminary Roman Catholic Priests

1581

78 Priests, 35 Lay executed as RC's

1581 - 1590

Nashe Matriculates

1582

Whitgift's accession Day Speech

1583

promotes necessity of doctrine of obedience. uses bible extensively.

John Stockwood Destruction of Jerusalem

1584

Phillip Stubbes Anatomy of Abuses

1585

Legislation against RC's strengthened

1585

Bishop's given power over the press

1586

First active cleric sits in council

1586

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

1587

sparks Martin's tracts

Defeat of Spanish Armada

1588

Thesis Martinae

1588

The just censure and reproofe of martin junior

1588

July

Nashe The Anatomy of Absurdity

1588

Theater's closed

1589 - 1590

employed by Bancroft and Whitgift, Marprelate Controv.

1589

Robert Greene Menphanon

1589

Nashe An Almond for a Parrot

1589

53 Priests, 35 Lay executed as RC's

1590 - 1603

Richard Harvey The Lamb of God

1590

criticizes Nashe

Libel and Sedition cases tried by Sar Chamber, high court

1590

Edmund Spenser "Complaints"

1591

Plague

1592

23,000 Londoners killed

Nashe Strange News

1592

William Cupper Certain Sermons

1592

Concerning God's Late Visitation to the city of London

Gabriel Harvey Foure Letters

1592

John Harvey Dies, June

1592

"The Defense of Cony-Catching"

1592

Nashe Summer's Last Will and Testament

1592

performed for/ written for Whitgift

Robert Greene Dies 3/9

1592

Greene's Groatsworth of Wit

1592

Nashe Pierce Pennilesse

1592

Nashe The Unfortunate Traveller

1593

Nashe Christ's Tears

1593

Gabriel Harvey A New Letter of Notable Contents

1593

Nashe The Terrors of the Night

1593

King Henri VI of France converts to Catholicism

1593

Gabriel Harvey Pierce's Supererogation

1593

Legislation against RC's strengthened

1593

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

Nashe Christ's Tears - revised epistle

1594

Nashe The Terrors of the Night Published

1594

Nashe Christ's Tears reissued

1594

Lodge Wit's Miserie

1596

Nashe Pierce Penilesse 5th Ed.

1596

Nashe Have with you to Saffron Waldon

1596

Richard Lichfield The Trimming of Thomas Nashe

1597

Nashe The Isle of Dogs

1597

The Pilgrimage to Parnassus

1598 - 1599

Marston The Scurge of Villainy

1598

Nashe Lenten Stuff

1599

Nashe's works banned

1599

Plague Years

1603 - 1604

Middleton The Blacke Booke/ Father Hubbard's Tales

1604

Dekker Newes from Hell

1606