13 English Colonies

Events

First English colony founded at Roanoke

1585

1587 Foreign missionaries are banished from Japan

1587

England defeats the Spanish Armada

1588

Akbar, Mughal emperor of India, dies

1605

John Smith and other English settlers establish Jamestown

1607

Pilgrims land at Plymouth

1620

Puritans found Massachusetts Bay Colony

1630

Charles I of England is beheaded

1649

English monarchy is restored

1660

England takes New Amsterdam from Dutch

1664

King Phillips War erupts

1675

William Penn receives charter for Pennsylvania

1681

William and Mary take power in Britain's Glorious Revolution

1688

Salem witchcraft trials are held

1692

Colony of Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe

1732