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Historical Events During Shakespeare's Time

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Gabby Rodriguez

on 8 October 2014

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Historical Events During Shakespeare's Time
Events From 1564-1575
1570 Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth of England
1571 Queen Elizabeth of England opens Royal Exchange in London - center of commerce for London
1573 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton is born
later becomes an influential patron in Shakespeare's life works
May 19, 1585- Anglo-Spanish war begins by Spain seizing English Ships in their ports
1587 - Mary, Queen of Scots is executed
planned to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I
was arrested and taken to Fotheringay Castle
put on trial
beheaded on February 8
Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564.
He was born during Queen Elizabeth I of England's reign which gave him a perfect opportunity to thrive in his life works. This time period was considered the "Golden Age" because it prospered in music, literature, and poetry.
Shakespeare eventually dedicated two poems to him, "Venus and Adonis"

and "The Rape of Lucrece"
June 1580- England signs a commercial treaty with the Ottoman Empire
1583 - Lord Chamberlain's Men troupe of actors was formed
Shakespeare would eventually write for them for most of his career
1596- the second Blackfriars Theater was built
1599 - the Globe Theater is built by the playing company, Lord Chamberlain's Men
1603 - Queen Elizabeth I dies (end of Elizabethan Era)
1588- May 28-30: the Spanish Armada sets sail to invade England
September: the Spanish Armada is defeated
1592 - Bubonic Plague hits London
killed off about a third of the population
closed many public places including theaters
October 19, 1584- the Bond of Association was created to execute any person that usurps the throne and/or tries to kill Queen Elizabeth I
August 18, 1604-The Treaty of London brings an end to the Anglo–Spanish War
1607 - Foundation of the first British colonies on the North American continent, at Jamestown, Virginia
June 29, 1613- the Globe Theater was destroyed in a fire during the performance of
Henry VIII
1585 - 1587
1588- 1594
James VI of Scotland becomes King James I of England and Scotland
CONNECTION: Shakespeare's plays were only performed by the Lord Chamberlain's Men. After the Queen died, the company was awarded a royal patent by the new king, and changed its name to King's Men.
1596 - 1604
1604 - 1616
The Globe Theatre went through later reconstruction and was renamed "Shakespeare's Globe" and reopened in 1997
1601 - the Earl of Southampton (Shakespeare's companion) is sentenced to death. This is the same year as Shakespeare's father's death and marked a tragic shift in Shakespeare's works.
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