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

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