England in the 17th century

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    Reign of King James I

    Former King of Scots, James' scottish background alienated him from parliament and the common Brisih people. His belief in the divine right of kings also didn't ring in the Britains minds.
  • Queen Elizabeth Dies

    Queen Elizabeth Dies
    Queen Elizabeth I dies in London, ending a golden age in Olden Days England.
  • Death of Shakespeare

    Death of Shakespeare
    The playwright, William Shakespeare dies in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
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    30 Years War

    War between the Protestants in Germany against the Holy Roman Emprire and their allies. Protestants won the war, slowing the pace of the Habsburg, the Spanish Empire and the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock

    Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock
    The will lead to the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and will be one of the most successful colonies in British America.
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    Reign of Charles I

    Charles the I is King of England, a supporter of Catholicism, this creates friction between him and the population of protestant population of England.
  • Charles I marries Henrietta of France, a Catholic princess

    Charles I marries Henrietta of France, a Catholic princess
    Henrietta was not allowed to be crowned because of her catholic background, she was allowed to watch Charles being crowned from a distance.
  • English fleet fails to relieve Hugenots at La Rochelle

    English fleet fails to relieve Hugenots at La Rochelle
    Protestant buddies can't really help eachother.
  • Charles I dissolves Parliament for the last time.

    Charles I dissolves Parliament for the last time.
    Charles I sorta gives up.
  • Charles II is born.

    Charles II is born.
    The future exiled royal of England and future King of England, King Charles II is born at St. James' Palace, London.
  • Louis XIV is Born

    Louis XIV is Born
    The future sun king and absolute ruler of France is born at Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
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    English Civil War

    English Civil War pits the Monarchy against the Parliamentarians. End result is a parliamentarian victory and the execution of Charles I.
  • Louis XIV Becomes King of France

    Louis XIV Becomes King of France
    Louis XIV becomes King of France, a title he will hold for 72 years.
  • First Battle of Newbury

    Parliamentary Victory
  • Battle of Marston Moor

    Battle of Marston Moor
    Parliamentary Victory, securing York and the North of England away from the monarchists.
  • Taj Mahal Finished in India

    Taj Mahal Finished in India
    The famous Indian landmark, the Taj Mahal is finished.
  • Execution of Charles I

    Execution of Charles I
    Ending the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I would lead to the reign of Cromwell and later reintroduction of the monarchy.
  • Seige of Drogheda

    Seige of Drogheda
    Masscre of 2800 soilders and 750 civillians by Cromwell in Ireland. Cementing Irish hatred for England for many years to come.
  • Battle of Dunbar

    Battle of Dunbar
    Cromwell defeats a Scottish Royalist army at Dunbar
  • William III born.

    William III born.
    William III is born in The Netherlands, 39 years before his ascention to the throne.
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    Reign of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.

    After the Civil War, Cromwell became a psuedo dictator in England, ruling with his protestant beliefs in tow. He started relgious war with catholics in both Scotland and Ireland.
  • Death of Oliver Cromwell

    Death of Oliver Cromwell
    Former "Dictator" of England dies.
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    Reign of King Charles II

    Son of King Charles II, Charles II entered into a treaty with Lous XIV to slowly convert England to catholicism in return for money and help.
  • Mary II is Born

    Mary II is Born
    Mary II, future queen of England is born in London, 27 years before she ascend to the Throne.
  • Great Fire of London

    Great Fire of London
    London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.
    London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady.
  • Treaty of Lisbon

    Treaty of Lisbon
    Gave Portugal sovereignty over Spain. End of the Portugese Restoration War.
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    Reign of King James II

    Second son of Charles I, James was sympathetic to catholics and gave more rights to them. When he produced a catholic heir, the Glourious Revolution happened which ousted him out.
  • Edict of Fountainebleau signed into effect

    Edict of Fountainebleau signed into effect
    Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Took rights away from the protestants and screwed the hugenots over.
  • Coronation of King William and Queen Mary

    Coronation of King William and Queen Mary
    Let's go incest!