Elizabethan Era

The Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

  • Born to King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn
  • Called the Virgin Queen of England because she never married
  • Last Tudor Monarch
  • Last Queen of England. England became part of the United Kingdom after she died.

Queen Elizabeth

17 November 1558 - 24 March 1603

The Reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England

Martin Luther's Thirty-Nine Articles published

1563 - 1564

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1574

Sir Francis Drake Circumnavigates the Globe

1577 - October 1578

Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first colony in the New World

1584

Babington Plot Discovered

1586

A plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I and replace her with Mary Queen of Scots

Defeat of the Spanish Armada

May 19 1588 - July 29 1588

King James IV & I

1603 - 1624

King James IV of Scotland and King James I of England

William Shakespeare

Christopher Marlowe is born

1564

Shakespeare

23 April 1564 - 23 April 1616

Thomas Dekker Born

1572

Ben Jonson born

1572

Curtain Theatre is built

1576

Thomas Middleton Born

1580

John Webster

1580

Rose Theatre built

1587

Theatres close for a year due to the plague

1593 - 1594

Christopher Marlowe Murdered

1593

Globe Theatre built

1599

War of the Theatres

1599 - 1602

Ben Jonson v. John Marston and Thomas Dekker
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/590302/war-of-the-theatres

Guy Fawkes & the Gunpowder Plot

November 5 1605

Globe theatre burns down during Shakespeare's "Henry VIII"

1613

Globe Theatre rebuilt

1614

Shakespeare's Works

"Venus and Adonis" published

1593

"The Taming of the Shrew" - first recorded performance

1594

"Titus Andronicus" - first recorded performance

1594

"Henry V" - opens

1599

"Julius Caesar" - opens

1599

"As You Like It" - opens

1599

"Hamlet" - opens

1599

"Much Ado About Nothing" - opens

1599

"Twelfth Night" - opens

1602

"King Lear" - first recorded performance

1606