September 7 - 1579: ·Leicester secretly marries Lettice...

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September 7, 1533: ·Elizabeth born at Greenwich Palace. May 9, 1536: ·Ann Boleyn beheaded February 3, 1542: ·Catherine Howard beheaded January 1547: ·Henry VIII dies July 6, 1553: ·The sixteen-year-old Edward VI dies after a six-year reign; Mary I takes the throne. 1554: ·Sir Thomas Wyat the Younger's Rebellion November 17, 1558: ·Mary I dies, Elizabeth succeeds January 15, 1559: ·Elizabeth's coronation ceremony 1559: ·Elizabeth's Protestant/Catholic religious settlement 1561: ·The French king Francis II dies, and Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland. 1568: ·Elizabeth imprisons Mary Queen of Scots 1570: ·Pope Pius V issues an interdict against Elizabeth 1571: ·Ridolfi Plot to overthrow Elizabeth and replace her with Mary Queen of Scots 1571: ·Elizabeth names William Cecil Lord Treasurer and gives him the new title of Lord Burleigh. She brings in Francis Walsingham to replace him as Secretary of State. 1575: ·Leicester entertains Elizabeth at Kenilworth Castle
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Unformatted text preview: 1579: ·Leicester secretly marries Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth's cousin 1579: ·Elizabeth's marriage negotiations with the French King's brother (Anjou) dissolve 1580: ·Pope Gregory XIII announces that killing Elizabeth is not a sin 1582: ·Duke de Guise Plot on Elizabeth's life 1583: ·Marriage negotiations with the Duke de Alencon 1584: ·William the Silent assassinated 1584: ·Bond of Association enacted 1585: ·Act for the Preservation of the Queen's Safety passed 1586: ·Babington Plot to overthrow Elizabeth and replace her with Mary Queen of Scots February 8, 1587: ·Mary Queen of Scots executed April 1587: ·Drake's surprise attack on Spanish fleet at Cadiz July 1588: ·Philip of Spain launches the Spanish Armada 1588: ·Earl of Leicester (Sir Robert Dudley) dies 1590: ·death of Francis Walsingham 1598: ·Lord Burleigh (William Cecil) dies February 25, 1601: ·Robery Devereaux, Earl of Essex, executed March 24, 1603: ·death of Queen Elizabeth...
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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