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

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