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

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