Shakespeare enters King's New School, an excellent grammar school in Stratford
Shakespeare gets married to Ann Hathaway
Six months after their marriage, the Shakespeare's first child, Susanna, is born and baptized.
Anne Hathaway gives birth to twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith. The babies are named after Shakespeare's close friends, Hamnet and Judith Sadler
Shakespeare writes Henry VI, Part One
Shakespeare uses the break to write poetry.
Shakespeare publishes "Venus and Adonis," his first long published poem.
Shakespeare's acting group accept frequent invitations to perform in the royal court of Queen Elizabeth I.
Shakespeare has become a noted playwright with at least a dozen plays under his belt, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Love's Labors Lost, Richard II and Titus Andronicus.
Many of Shakespeare's most famous plays are performed for the first time here.
Hamlet is a play written by Shakespeare, it is believed to be motivated by the death of his father.
After Elizabeth's death king James I takes the throne, and Shakespeare's acting company change their name to the king's men.
Publisher Thomas Thorpe prints a collection of 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets.
Shakespeare returns to stratford.
The globe catches fire during a performance of Henry VIII
Suffering from an unknown illness, Shakespeare dies on his 52nd birthday.
Shakespeare is buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.
Shakespeare's friends from the King's Men, collect 36 of his plays and publish them together in a volume now known as the first folio
1588- Defeat of the Spanish Armada.
1605-the gunpowder plot
1607-Foundation of the First British colonies in North America, at Jamestown, Virginia