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IMPORTANT DATES IN CALENDAR ORDER


1-Jan 1540 Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves meet for the first time
5-Jan 1558 Calais fell to the French
1589 Catherine d' Medici died
6-Jan 1540 Cranmer married Henry VIII to Anne of Cleves
7-Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon died
11-Jan 1569 First lottery held in England, at the steps of St. Paul's
12-Jan 1583 Duke of Alva died in Lisbon
15-Jan 1559 Elizabeth I crowned Queen
16-Jan 1549 Arrest of Thomas Seymour ordered
1599 Edmund Spenser died
19-Jan 1472 Nicholas Copernicus born
22-Jan 1552 Duke of Somerset executed
1561 Francis Bacon born
23-Jan 1571 The Royal Exchange opened in London
24-Jan 1586 Leicester accepted title of governor of the provinces
25-Jan 1533 Anne Boleyn married Henry VIII
26-Jan 1569 Mary Stuart moved from Bolton to Tutbury
28-Jan 1457 Henry VII born
1547 Henry VIII died; Edward VI ascended to the throne
1596 Sir Francis Drake died
29-Jan 1536 Anne Boleyn gave birth to a still born son
31-Jan 1574 Ben Jonson born

1-Feb 1552 Edward Coke, Lord Chief justice, born
3-Feb 1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt and followers reached Southwark
6-Feb 1564 Christopher Marlowe born
7-Feb 1478 Sir Thomas More born
8-Feb 1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt captured
1587 Mary Queen of Scots executed
10-Feb 1567 Darnley murdered
12-Feb 1554 Lady Jane Grey executed
13-Feb 1542 Catherine Howard executed
15-Feb 1564 Galileo born
18-Feb 1516 Mary I born
19-Feb 1592 The Rose Theater opened
20-Feb 1547 Edward VI crowned at Westminster
21-Feb 1599 Shareholders signed lease to build the Globe Theater
24-Feb 1500 Charles V of Spain born
25-Feb 1601 Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, executed
26-Feb 1547 Thomas Seymour wrote marriage proposal to Elizabeth
27-Feb 1547 Elizabeth wrote her refusal of marriage to Thomas Seymour
1-Mar 1553 Edward VI opened Parliament
2-Mar 1545 Sir Thomas Bodley born
3-Mar 1547 Thomas Seymour and Katherine Parr betrothed
4-Mar 1583 Bernard Gilpin, rector, died
9-Mar 1566 David Riccio's murder
12-Mar 1559 Elizabeth made peace with France
14-Mar 1555 John, Earl of Bedford died
18-Mar 1554 Elizabeth put into the Tower
20-Mar 1549 Sir Thomas Seymour executed
21-Mar 1556 Thomas Cranmer burnt at the stake
24-Mar 1603 Elizabeth I died; James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England
25-Mar 1563 Peace of Amboise
30-Mar 1568 Sir Henry Wotton born
31-Mar 1553 Edward VI dissolved Parliament at Whitehall
1-Apr 1578 William Harvey born
2-Apr 1502 Arthur, Prince of Wales, died
1587 Sir Francis Drake set sail to attack Spanish fleet
6-Apr 1590 Sir Francis Walshingham died
11-Apr 1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt executed
13-Apr 1533 Anne Boleyn declared Queen publically
14-Apr 1578 Bothwell died in Denmark
16-Apr 1570 Guy Fawlkes born
1594 Earl of Derby died
17-Apr 1554 Stephen Gosson born
Sir Thomas Wyatts head stolen from gallows on Hay Hill
18-Apr 1587 John Foxe died
19-Apr 1587 Drake attacked Cadiz
20-Apr 1534 Eliza Barton "Maid of Kent, executed
22-Apr 1509 Henry VII died; Henry VIII ascended to the throne
23-Apr 1564 Traditional birthday of William Shakespeare
24-Apr 1558 Mary, Queen of Scots married Francis, Dauphin of France
25-Apr 1599 Oliver Cromwell born
28-Apr 1603 Elizabeth I buried at Westminster
1-May 1590 James VI brought his bride Anne to Scotland
2-May 1551 William Camden died
6-May 1541 Henry VIII proclaimed a new Bible must be in every church
7-May 1567 Lord and Lady Bothwell granted a divorce
8-May 1559 Act of Uniformity signed by Queen Elizabeth
15-May 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots married Bothwell
16-May 1532 Thomas More resigned as Chancellor of England
17-May 1536 George Boleyn, Anne's brother, executed
18-May 1544 Henry VIII ordered the burning of books with news of the success of the Scottish army
19-May 1536 Anne Boleyn executed
1554 Elizabeth released from the Tower to Woodstock
20-May 1536 Henry VIII betrothed to Jane Seymour
21-May 1553 Lady Jane Grey married Guilford Dudley
23-May 1533 Cranmer's court divorced Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
27-May 1541 Countess of Salisbury beheaded within the Tower
28-May 1533 Cranmer proclaimed Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn married
30-May 1536 Henry VIII married Jane Seymour
1-Jun 1533 Anne Boleyn crowned
1593 Christopher Marlowe died
2-Jun 1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk executed
4-Jun 1550 Lord Robert Dudley married Amy Robsart
5-Jun 1600 Robert, Earl of Essex, placed under house arrest
6-Jun 1520 Field of the Cloth of Gold
8-Jun 1533 Parliament extinguished Papal authority in England
9-Jun 1584 Francis, duke d'Alencon, died
11-Jun 1509 Catherine of Aragon married Henry VIII
1560 Mary of Guise died
15-Jun 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots and Bothwell parted
16-Jun 1514 Sir John Cheke born 1514
17-Jun 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven
18-Jun 1546 Anne Askew arraigned for heresy
19-Jun 1566 James VI/I born
22-Jun 1535 Bishop John Fisher executed
1559 Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book issued
24-Jun 1509 Catherine of Aragon crowned Queen
28-Jun 1491 Henry VIII born
1-Jul 1536 Elizabeth and Mary declared illegitimate by Parliament
2-Jul 1489 Thomas Cranmer born
5-Jul 1537 Queen Magdalen of Scotland, first wife of James V, died
6-Jul 1535 Sir Thomas More executed
1553 Edward VI died
1560 Treaty of Edinburgh
7-Jul 1592 Thomas, Earl of Arundel, born
8-Jul 1540 Henry VIII abolished all books containing errors and heresy
9-Jul 1540 Marriage of Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII dissolved
10-Jul 1553 Lady Jane Grey proclaimed Queen
1584 William of Orange assassinated
11-Jul 1533 Henry VIII excommunicated
1564 Plague began in Stratford
12-Jul 1543 Catherine Parr married Henry VIII
13-Jul 1553 Northumberland led force against Princess mary, but then retreated
14-Jul 1575 Queen Elizabeth entertained at Kenilworth
16-Jul 1557 Anne of Cleves died
18-Jul 1546 Anne Askew burnt at the stake
19-Jul 1573 Dr. John Caius died
20-Jul 1553 Mary Tudor proclaimed Queen
22-Jul 1536 Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, died
23-Jul 1596 Henry Carey, first Lord Hunsdon, died
24-Jul 1567 James VI declared King of Scotland
25-Jul 1554 Queen Mary married Philip of Spain
26-Jul 1588 4,000 men assembled at West Tilbury to fight the Spanish
27-Jul 1563 Havre surrendered to the French
28-Jul 1540 Henry VIII married Catherine Howard
1586 Sir Francis Drake returned from Spain
29-Jul 1565 Mary, Queen of Scots, married Darnley
30-Jul 1553 Elizabeth took up residence at Somerset House
2-Aug 1589 King Henry III of France died
3-Aug 1553 Queen Mary entered London with Elizabeth
4-Aug 1598 Lord Burghley died
5-Aug 1600 John, Earl of Gowrie, slain at Perth
8-Aug 1553 King Edward buried at Westminster
1588 Elizabeth addressed the troops at Tilbury
12-Aug 1577 Sir Thomas Smith died
15-Aug 1551 Dudley made Gentleman of the King's Privy Chamber
18-Aug 1587 Virginia Dare born on Roanoke Island, North Carolina
19-Aug 1561 Mary, Queen of Scots landed in Scotland
20-Aug 1588 Sermon of Thanksgiving for victory over Spain preached at St. Paul's
1589 James VI/I married to Anne of Denmark by proxy
21-Aug 1553 John Dudley, Earl of Northumberland, beheaded
22-Aug 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field; Richard III dies; Henry VII becomes king
1552 Edward VI made royal progress to Christchurch, Hampshire
24-Aug 1553 Catholic Mass sung at St.Paul's
1572 St. Bartholomew's massacre
25-Aug 1558 Mary Stuart married to Francis II of France
27-Aug 1590 Pope Sixtus V died
31-Aug 1542 Henry VIII proclaims limitations on prices for bows and arrows for footmen and horsemen
1-Sep 1532 Anne Boleyn made Marquess of Pembroke
3-Sep 1553 Edward Courtenay made Earl of Devonshire
1592 Robert Green died
4-Sep 1539 Henry VIII betrothed to Anne of Cleves
1588 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, died
5-Sep 1548 Catherine Parr died
1569 Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London, died in prison
7-Sep 1533 Anne Boleyn gave birth to Elizabeth
8-Sep 1560 Amy Robsart found dead
9-Sep 1513 Battle of Flodden
10-Sep 1533 Elizabeth baptized at Greenwich
1547 The Battle of Pinkie
13-Sep 1520 William Cecil, Lord Burghley, born
1557 Sir John Checke died
1586 Conspirators in the Babington plot tried
14-Sep 1585 Sir Francis Drake sailed for Spain
18-Sep 1559 Francis II crowned King of France
19-Sep 1486 Arthur, Prince of Wales, born
22-Sep 1515 Anne of Cleves born
23-Sep 1571 Bishop Jewel died
25-Sep 1586 Mary Stuart brought to Fotheringay
27-Sep 1501 Catherine of Aragon arrives in England
28-Sep 1599 Earl of Essex arrived in London
29-Sep 1528 Cardinal Campeggio arrives in England to try the Annulment case
1564 Robert Dudley created Earl of Leicester
2-Oct 1452 Richard III born
7-Oct 1565 Sir Thomas Chaloner died
9-Oct 1547 Michael Cervantes born
10-Oct 1568 John Hemminge died
11-Oct 1542 Sir Thomas Wyatt, poet, died
1551 Duke of Somerset arrested
12-Oct 1537 Edward VI born
15-Oct 1537 Edward VI christened
1582 Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholic countries
16-Oct 1555 Bishops Ridley and Latimer burnt at the stake
17-Oct 1586 Sir Philip Sidney died
18-Oct 1541 Margaret Tudor died
1555 Elizabeth allowed to go to Hatfield
24-Oct 1537 Jane Seymour died
25-Oct 1529 Thomas More became Chancellor of England
1586 Death sentence passed on Mary Stuart
28-Oct 1551 Edward VI proclaimed new coinage for England
29-Oct 1586 Parliament finds Mary Stuart guilty of treason
30-Oct 1553 Mary I crowned
6-Nov 1558 Thomas Kyd born
7-Nov 1594 Sir Martin Forbisher died
10-Nov 1566 Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex born
12-Nov 1555 Bishop Gardiner died
1586 Parliament petitioned Elizabeth to sign Mary Stuart's death warrant
14-Nov 1501 Catherine of Aragon married Arthur, Prince of Wales
17-Nov 1558 Mary I died, Elizabeth succeeded to the throne
20-Nov 1591 Sir Christopher Hatton died
21-Nov 1579 Sir Thomas Gresham died
23-Nov 1558 Elizabeth commenced royal progress to London
24-Nov 1588 Elizabeth went to St. Paul's to give thanks for deliverance from Spanish threat
25-Nov 1533 Henry Fitzroy married Mary Howard
28-Nov 1582 Marriage bond entered for William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway
29-Nov 1489 Margaret Tudor born
1530 Cardinal Wolsey died
30-Nov 1554 Philip Sidney born
2-Dec 1549 Margaret of Navarre died
5-Dec 1560 Francis II died
7-Dec 1545 Henry Darnley born
8-Dec 1542 Mary, Queen of Scots, born
12-Dec 1574 Anne of Denmark born
13-Dec 1577 Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth on circumnavigation voyage
14-Dec 1542 James V of Scotland died
1558 Mary I buried at Westminster
15-Dec 1485 Catherine of Aragon born
19-Dec 1562 Battle of Dreux
23-Dec 1588 Henri de Lorraine, Duke of Guise, assassinated at Blois
27-Dec 1539 Anne of Cleves landed at Deal
30-Dec 1546 King Henry VIII's will named Edward his heir