Historical events in Shakespeare's life time

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Can you figure out which historical events happened in Shakespeare's life time (1564–1616) and which not? Type 'Y' for yes; 'N' for no.

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The Great Fire of London
Beginning of English Civil War
Elizabeth I dies and is succeeded by her cousin King James VI of Scotland
Giordano Bruno is burned at the stake for heresy in Rome
Francis Drake circles the world
The Defenestration of Prague starts the Thirty Years' War
William of Orange Assassinated
Beginning of the Eighty Years' War
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in France
The Church of England breaks away from the Roman Catholic Church
Mary, Queen of Scots is beheaded
The Gunpowder Plot fails
Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition
Isaac Newton is born
Pope Gregory XIII issues the Gregorian calendar
Elizabeth Tudor becomes Queen Elizabeth I
Lynching of Johan and Cornelis de Witt
Grand Prince Ivan the Terrible becomes the first Russian tsar
Battle of Lützen, death of king of Sweden Gustav II Adolf
Sir Francis Bacon is born
A Spanish-led fleet destroyes the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto
John Stow reports 10,675 plague deaths in London
Salem witch trials in Massachusetts
The English fleet defeats the Spanish Armada
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican completed
Pope Pius V excommunicates all who obey Elizabeth I
Anne Boleyn is beheaded
Russia descends into anarchy during the Time of Troubles
The Glorious Revolution
Jamestown is founded by English colonists

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