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Renaissance

  • May 10, 1423

    Ballads

    The ballads of the Old English & Medieval Periods are "Twa Corbies," "Lord Randall," "Get Up and Bar the Door," and "Barbara Allen." A ballad is a song or poem that tells a story in short verses and simple words. The Medieval ballads told mostly of adventure, love, disaster, or depths of passion.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci was born

    Leonardo da Vinci was born
    He was an important inventor, artist and also he deatl with anatomy. Many of his inventions were very innovative, but duriung that period they didn't have the neccesary measures to actually complete these inventions.
  • May 5, 1470

    Morte d' Arthur

    It is believed that Thomas Malory wrote Morte d' Arthur while imprisoned. Romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1485 to

    English Renaissance

  • Aug 22, 1485

    Tudor Dynasty began

    Tudor Dynasty began
    The Tudor dynasty began when Henry VII took the throne after he ended the war of the roses. He joined the two houses' logos to create the Tudor crest,
  • Oct 11, 1492

    Columbus discoveres America

    Columbus discoveres America
  • Oct 14, 1497

    Vasco da Gama discovered India

    Vasco da Gama discovered India
    Vasco Gama found India He brought back spices that knowon knew about in Eurpe back to Europe. It was around the start of the trade. This made a lasting change because without trade we wouldnt really know much about other countries in the world.
  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry VIII's reign began

    Henry VIII's reign began
    Henry VIII was one of the most influencial Englsih rulers at that time. He had 6 wives, and because the Roman church didn't allow divorce, England created its own church
  • Jan 1, 1513

    Niccolo Machiavelli writes The Prince

    Niccolo Machiavelli writes The Prince
    Machiavelli wrote The Prince in 1513 as a "manual" for being a ruler. The book encompasses several aspects of government and ruling, including those of authoritarian governments, republican governments, and traits of the ruler himself. The book was dedicated to Lorenzo D'Medici.
  • Jan 1, 1516

    "Utopia" prose written by Thomas More

    "Utopia" prose written by Thomas More
    It is a narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs.
  • Apr 9, 1517

    The Ninety-Five Theses

    The Ninety-Five Theses
    The Ninety-Five Theses, was written by Martin Luther in 1517 and is widely regarded as the initial catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. The disputation protests against clerical abuses, especially the sale of indulgences.
  • Apr 9, 1534

    Henry VIII seprates from the church of England

  • Nov 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I of England became monarch

    Elizabeth I of England became monarch
    Reigned:17 November 1558 – 24 March 1603
    Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
  • Apr 23, 1564

    William Shakespeare was born

    William Shakespeare was born
  • Jan 1, 1567

    'The Red Lion'

     'The Red Lion'
    First English theatre was opened
  • May 10, 1575

    Marlowe & Raleigh's Poems

    Christopher Marlowe's poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" is an example of pastoral poetry, which descreibes the pleasures of simple life in the country. "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh is a reply to Marlowe's poem. It too is an example of pastoral poetry.
  • May 10, 1575

    Marlowe & Raleigh's Poems

    Christopher Marlowe's poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" is an example of pastoral poetry, which descreibes the pleasures of simple life in the country. "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh is a reply to Marlowe's poem. It too is an example of pastoral poetry.
  • Apr 11, 1580

    Spenser & Sidney's Sonnets

    Edmund Spenser's sonnets consisted of Sonnet 1, Sonnet 35, and Sonnet 75. Spenser created a new type of nine-line stanza and a new sonnet form, known as the Spenserian sonnet. Many poets at the time described and idealized their lovers as "perfect." Sir Phillip Sidney's sonnets consisted of Sonnet 31 and Sonnet 39. Sidney was known as a true "Renaissance man." He wrote the first great sonnet sequence in English, Astrophel and Stella. They were the first linked by subject matter and theme.
  • Spanish Armada

    Spanish Armada
    Spanish fleet that sailed against England, with the intention of overthrowing Elizabeth I.
  • The BLACK DEATH

    The BLACK DEATH
    Also known as the bubonic plague, is a contagious, often fatal epidemic disease caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, transmitted from person to person or by the bite of fleas from an infected host. Hygiene, infection, and disease were a great mystery to all during the Elizabethan era.
  • Shakespear's Sonnets

    William Shakespeare's 154 sonnets include Sonnet 29, Sonnet 106, Sonnet 116, and Sonnet 130. Shakespear used a variety of sonnet forms, one of which is named after him. His sonnet form contained fourteen lines, with five iambic feet per line. Most of the time he ends his sonnet with a couplet stating the result or resolution.
  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet
    Shakespeare writes one of his most played tragedy "Romeo and Juliet"
  • The Globe Theatre

    The Globe Theatre
    The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare.
  • Printing press

    Printing press
    Althought printing press was invented around 1439 by Johann Gutenberg, it became really widespread and common in Europe in mid 16th century.
  • Queen Elizabeth I died

  • Macbeth

    It isn't certain that Shakespeare's Macbeth is written at exactly 1604, but it is believed to have been written in the early 1600's. Macbeth is defined as a tragedy, where disaster falls upon a hero. Macbeth was first performed in 1606.
  • Faerie Queen

    Faerie Queen
    Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser is published in its entirety.
  • Bible by King James

    Bible by King James
    King James version of the Bible is published