Thursday, February 19, 2009

Historical Facts on England & United States (E)

Topic: England (Only) 1570-1579

1570: Bell foundry of Whitechapel, London, founded.

1571: Act of Parliament forbids export of wool from England and enforces subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles among clergy.

1571: Incorporation of Blacksmiths' and of Joiners' Companies, London.

1572: English Parliament demands execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

1572: Society of Antiquaries founded in London.

1573: Sir Francis Walsingham made chief Secretary of State in England.

1574: Richard Burbage receives license to open theater in London.

1575: Freedom from arrest granted by English Parliament for its members and their servants.

1575: Edmund Grindal becomes Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1583).

1576: Richard Burbage obtains 21-year lease of land in Shoreditch, London, with permission to build a playhouse: "The Theatre" opens in Dec.

1576: Martin Frobisher (1535-1594) English navigator, discovers Frobisher Bay, Canada.

1578: Levant Trading Company founded in London for trade with Turkey.

1579: English-Dutch military alliance signed.

1579: Francis Drake proclaims sovereignty of England over New Albion, Calif. (34)

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