A Renaissance Timeline

 

 

Monarchs

Religious & Political Events

Science, Letters, and Exploration

 

 

1453: Gutenburg prints first book

 

1474: Caxton prints first English book

1485: Henry VII, first Tudor monarch

 

 

 

1492: Columbus

1509: Henry VIII

 

 

 

1517: Lutheran Reformation

 

 

 

 

1525: Tyndale publishes English New Testment

 

1533: break with Rome

 

1534: Act of Supremacy

 

1535: Thomas More executed

 

1536: Dissolution of the monasteries; Anne Boleyn executed

 

1545: Council of Trent

 

 

1513: Machiavelli’s The Prince

 

1519: Cortez invades Mexico; Magellan begins voyage

 

1520s: Copernicus

 

1528: Castiglione’s The Courtier

 

 

 

1547: Edward VI—very Protestant

 

1549: Act of Uniformity, Book of Common Prayer

 

1553: Mary I—very Catholic

 

1554: England returns to papal allegiance

 

1558: Elizabeth I—

Protestant

 

1559: Acts of Supremacy and Uniformity

 

1568: Mary Queen of Scots deposed

 

1569: Attempt to depose Elizabeth

 

1570: Elizabeth excommunicated

 

1572: St. Batholomew’s Day massacre

 

1587: Mary Queen of Scots executed

 

1588: Defeat of Spanish Armada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1580: Drake circumnavigates globe

 

1587: Raleigh’s Lost Colony

1603: James I, first Stuart monarch

 

William Harvey discovers circulation of blood