Thursday, February 19, 2009

Historical Facts on England & United States (C)

Topic: England (only) 1550-1559

1550: Sir William Cecil made English Secretary of State.

1550: First written reference to game of cricket (creag) in young Edward VI's wardrobe accounts.

1551: First licensing of alehouses and taverns in England and Wales.

1552: Second Prayer Book of Edward VI.

1552: Christ's Hospital, London, founded by King Edward VI.

1553: King Edward VI of England d. (b. 1537).

1553: Lady Jane Grey proclaimed Queen of England; deposed nine days later.

1553: Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, becomes Queen of England (-1558).

1554: Lady Jane Grey executed.

1554: Princess Elizabeth sent to the Tower for suspected participation in rebellion against Mary I.

1554: Catholic restoration in England.

1554: Trinity College, Oxford, founded.

1554: Queen Mary I marries Philip of Spain, son of Emperor Charles V.

1556: Stationers' Company of London granted monopoly of printing in England.

1558: Sir William Cecil appointed principal Secretary of State.

1558: Queen Mary I of England d.; succeeded by Elizabeth I (-1603).

1558: Sir William Cecil appointed principal Secretary of State.

1559: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I. (34)

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