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

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