Act of Faith: history and fiction

Timeline created by kmjgardiner
In History
  • First known coffee house in Europe opens in Venice

    (exact date unknown)
  • Isabella packs away her childhood books

    Fictional character/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • First book is printed in North America (The Bay Psalm Book)

    (exact date unknown)
  • English Parliament bans all Catholic priests

  • Invention of thermometer

    (exact date unknown)
  • Priest William Ward condemned to death

  • King Charles I flees London

    King Charles I flees London
    (image from Wikimedia)
  • Galileo dies - under house arrest after trial by the Inquisition

  • Lisbon: Auto da fé

  • King tries to arrest members of Parliament

  • King declares war on Parliament

  • Puritans close London theatres

  • Abel Tasman sights Van Diemen's Land

  • Rembrandt paints 'The Night Watch'

    Rembrandt paints 'The Night Watch'
    (exact date unknown)
    (image from Wikimedia)
  • Venice: Monteverdi's 'The Coronation of Poppea' premieres at Carnival

    Venice: Monteverdi's 'The Coronation of Poppea' premieres at Carnival
    (Image from Wikimedia)
  • Paris: Louis XIV becomes king, aged 5

    Paris: Louis XIV becomes king, aged 5
    (image from Wikimedia)
  • Florence: Invention of first barometer by Evangelista Torricelli

    (exact date unknown)
  • English Parliament suppresses printing

  • Netherlands: Invention of first microscope by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

  • Parliament agrees to Covenant

  • Cambridge purge

    Parliament orders Cambridge colleges purged of dissidents
  • Descartes' Principia Philosophiae published

  • The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution by Roger Williams published

    The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution by Roger Williams published
    (exact date unknown)
    (image from Wikimedia)
  • Professor Hawkins is arrested

    Fictional character/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • Isabella and Professor Hawkins flee London

    Fictional character/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • Seville: Auto da fé

    Seville: Auto da fé
  • Wallpaper becomes fashionable in London

    (exact date unknown)
  • Battle of Marston Moor - King defeated

  • Valladolid: Auto da fé

  • Milton publishes Areopagitica - on liberty of the press

    Milton publishes Areopagitica - on liberty of the press
    (image from Wikimedia)
  • A mysterious stranger is hidden in the attic

    Fictional character/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • Master de Aquila, Isabella and Willem leave Amsterdam

    Fictional characters/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • Isabella first meets Signora Contarini

    Fictional character/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • The Taj Mahal is under construction

    (ongoing)
  • Master de Aquila vanishes from Venice

    Fictional character/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • Isabella and friends return to Venice

    Fictional character/event in the novel Act of Faith
  • Period: to

    Isabella's fictional tale - told in Act of Faith