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

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