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Queen Elizabeth at Kenilworth Castle
July, 1575
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QUEEN ELIZABETH I

CHRONOLOGY
1571-1580



1571
23 January - The Royal Exchange is opened.
The Ridolfi Plot to assassinate Elizabeth.
7 October - The Battle of Lepanto. The Ottomans, who have been threatening east Christendom for the past century, are defeated.

1572
16 January - Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, is tried for treason (for conspiracy in the Ridolfi Plot).
22-24 August - The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve, in which over 6,000 French Protestants are murdered, provokes the fourth phase of the French Wars Of Religion.
2 June - Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, becomes the first nobleman of Elizabeth I's reign to be executed for treason.

1573
11 May - Poland elects its first King, choosing Henri of Valois. The election was paid for by Catherine de Medici.
6 July - Peace of Bolougne, ends the fourth phase of the French Wars Of Religion.

1574
23 February - Fifth phase of the French Wars Of Religion breaks out.
30 May - Charles IX dies aged 24. He is succeeded by Henry III, who abandons the throne of Poland and returns to France. Poland is left without a king.
Richard Burbage opens the first Theatre in England, simply called "The Theatre".
12 December - Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, dies after falling in his bath. His son, Murad III, becomes Sultan, and has his brothers strangled in his presence.

1575
14 November - Elizabeth I refuses the sovereignty of the Netherlands.
14 December - Stephen Bathroy, Prince of Transylvania, is elected the new King of Poland.

Other Events Elizabeth visits Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at Kenilworth, amidst spectacular entertainments.

1576
6 May - Peace of Monsieur ends the fifth phase of the French Wars Of Religion.
12 October - Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian II, dies aged 49. He is succeeded by his son, Rudolf.

1577
17 August - The Peace of Bergerac ends the sixth phase of the French Wars of Religion.
13 December - Sir Francis Drake sets out on the first English voyage around the world.

1578
12 March - James VI takes over the reigns of government in Scotland, the Earl of Morton resigning the Regency.
4 August - Sebastian I of Portugal is killed in a battle in north-west Africa. He is succeeded by Cardinal Henry.
1 October - Don John of Austria dies of fever.

1579
Rebellion in Ireland.
Simier comes to England in an attempt to negotiate a marriage between Queen Elizabeth I and Alencon.

1580
5 June - A Proclamation is made to restrict the growth of London.
25 August - Philip of Spain invades Portugal, defeating the Portuguese army, and is proclaimed King of Portugal as Philip I.
26 September - Drake enters Plymouth Harbour after having circumnavigated the globe.
26 November - Peace of Fleix ends the seventh phase of the French Wars Of Religion.

Other Events
Death of the famous architect Palladio.
Jesuit missionaries arrive in England.





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