Queen Elizabeth 1

  • Sep 7, 1533


    7 September 1533 - Queen Elizabeth I the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, is born. This even is important for the obvious reason being, if she wasn't born, none of these events would have occured
  • Period: Sep 7, 1533 to

    Queen elizabeth 1

  • May 2, 1536

    Mothers death and fathers remarriage May 2nd-19th & 30th

    Anne her mother is arrested and taken to the tower, tried for treason, adultery and incest in the Great Hall of the Tower of London, on May 19th she was executed. 24hrs later Jane Seymour and Henry VIII were formally betrothed, then married on May 30th. This is important because it shows ome of the family issues in her early life.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Fathers death

    After multiple marriages in between since her mothers death, Her father dies & elizabeth is sent to live with katherine parr. Edward VI (Henry's son by Jane Seymour) becomes King of England.
  • Jul 6, 1553

    King Edward VI dies

    King Edward VI dies of tuberculosis and he left the throne to 'the Lady Jane and her heirs male.' This is important because of the scandle to alter the succession by Henry Grey, duke of Suffolk whose daughter, Jane is married to his son, Lord Guildford Dudley. Lady Jane Grey Proclaimed Queen of England (Queen for just Nine Days). 19th July 1553 Queen Jane was deposed as Queen. 6 July 1553 - Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, and sister of Elizabeth is proclaimed Queen.
  • Mar 18, 1554

    Elizabeth imprisoned

    Mar 18: Mary has Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower of London for eight weeks on false charges
    May 19: Princess Elizabeth released from the Tower of London and moves to Woodstock
  • Nov 7, 1558

    Queen Mary 1 dies

    November 17: Death of Queen Mary I
    November 17: Elizabeth succeeds her Catholic sister Mary I as Queen of England and re-establishes the Protestant Anglican Church
    This is important because it is part of Elizabeths way to the throne.
  • Jan 13, 1559

    crowned 1559-1560

    Elizabeth is crowned queen of england
    Jul. 6 1560: Treaty of Edinburgh between England, France, and Scotland
    Sep 8 1560: Amy Robsart, the wife of Robert Dudley (the great favorite of the Queen), is found dead at the foot of the stairs in her home, Cumnor Place, Oxford. Dudley is suspected of murder
    This upsets the queen deeply
  • Sep 20, 1561

    Treaty Signed

    Treaty signed at Hampton Court ,Elizabeth pledges support of the French Huguenots. Ayear later the queen ALMOST dies of smallpox.
  • Mar 1, 1563


    Establishment of the Anglican Church
    Outbreak of the the Black Death ( Bubonic Plague )
    citizens of england were greatly effected by the plague, this made the queens job even harder
  • Mar 1, 1568

    mary flees & imprisoned

    The Catholic Mary Queen of Scots flees to England and is imprisoned by Elizabeth I at Fotheringay Castle as a Catholic threat to her throne
  • Mar 1, 1569

    the plot

    The Nevilles of Durham and Percys of Northumberland plot to overthrow Elizabeth and reinstate Roman Catholicism in “The Rising of the North” but she exonerates Mary Queen of Scots from the charges made against her.
  • Mar 1, 1570


    excommunication of Queen Elizabeth I by the Catholic Church
  • Aug 24, 1572


    St Bartholomew's Day massacre where French Protestants were massacred by French Catholics in Paris cause panic in England with fears of a Catholic invasion
  • Nov 14, 1575

    Netherlands decline

    The Queen of England declines to accept the sovereignty of the Netherlands
  • Mar 18, 1581


    March 18: English Parliament passes strict legislation against Roman Catholics with heavy fines for hearing Mass
    May 4: Francis Drake is knighted
    November 7: A marriage treaty between Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Anjou is signed
  • netherlands protect & army

    August 14: Queen Elizabeth declines offers by the Dutch commission for sovereignty of the Low Countries but issues a declaration taking the Netherlands under her protection
    December 8: Lord Robert Dudley leads the English army to fight the Spanish forces who are occupying the Netherlands
  • The babbington plot

    The Babbington Plot , a conspiracy against Elizabeth I involving Mary Queen of Scots. The leader of the plot was Anthony Babbington
    July 1: Treaty of Berwick - Queen Elizabeth and King James VI of Scotland form a league of amity
    October 25: Mary Queen of Scots is convicted of involvement in the Babbington plot
  • 1587- 1600

    February 8: Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
    War with Spain which continues until 1603
    August 8 1588: The Spanish Armada of 132 ships is defeated by the English fleet of 34 ships and 163 armed merchant vessels led by Lord Howard of Effingham, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir John Hawkins
    September 4: Lord Robert Dudley dies
    (1596)-English fleet under the Earl of Essex and Lord Howard of Effingham capture Spanish Cadiz
    (1600)-Queen Elizabeth I grants charter to East India Company
  • poor law changes

    Elizabethan Poor Law charges the parishes with providing for the needy
    Robert, Earl of Essex attempts rebellion which fails
    February 25: Robert Devereux (1566-1601), Earl of Essex is executed on Tower Green, the Queen never gets over his treachery and death
  • The Queen Dies

    Queen Elizabeth dies on 24 March 1603 of of blood poisoning. She is succeeded by James I of England, James VI of Scotland, (great-grandson of Henry VIII)