A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

GBScGv1558Nov17Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary I
GBScGv1559Jan15Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey
GBScLc1568May19English queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary
ITScRn1570Feb25Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth I, absolves her subjects from allegiance
GBScCm1571Jan23Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
GB????1575Jan22English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly
??????1578Mar10Queen Elizabeth I gives John Casimir of Simmern 20,000 pounds to aid Dutch rebellion
??????1579Aug17Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I
GBScGv1581Apr04Francis Drake, after completing the first circumnavigation of the world, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard his ship, the Golden Hind
GBScLc1585Jul17English secret service discovers Anthony Babington’s murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I
GBCfEy Aug10English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch, providing aid for Netherlands
GBScGv  14Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
GBScLc1586Oct14Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I
GBScLc1587Feb01English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuart’s death sentence
??????1588Jul28Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England’s Queen Elizabeth I
GB????1601Jan08Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth I
GBScGv1603Mar24Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England after Queen Elizabeth I dies

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