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

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