John Donne's time period

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  • Jan 25, 1570

    The Pope excommunicates Queen Elizabeth

    Excommunicate - exclude from participation in the sacraments and services of the Christian Church.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1572 to

    John Donne and England of the time

  • Jan 25, 1576

    First theatre opened in London

  • Jan 25, 1580

    Francis Drake sails around the world

  • John Donne went to an univesrity

  • Defeat of the Spanish Armada

    Brits victorious
  • Donne went to law school

    Thavies Inn Legal School
  • Act of the Poor Law

    It formalised earlier practices of poor relief distribution in England and Wales. People were now forced into paying to support the poor.
  • Donne elected to the Parliament

  • Queen Elizabeth dies - James I becomes king

  • Gunpowder Plot

  • Jamestown

    The first successful British colony in North America
  • The King James Bible is published

  • Donne appointed the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral

  • James I dies - Charles I becomes king

  • The Duke of Buckingham is assassinated

  • The Eleven Years Tyranny

    Charles the FIrst decided that he had a divine right to rule and did not need anyone to help or guide him.
  • Donne dies

  • Civil war between king and parliament

  • Charles I surrenders

  • Charles I starts another civil war