[TIMELINE]

Timeline

This chronology of external events is taken from Appendix C of the textbook and was developed for the Web by Tim Gades. Because the timeline is very long, it has been broken up into six segments for easier loading and viewing. Just use the "Quick Section Links" below to jump from part to part.


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Renaissance and Restoration: 1476-1680

1476 Introduction of the printing press by Caxton. [icon]
1492 Columbus reaches the 'New World'. [icon]
1497 Cabot reaches Newfoundland, Canada. [icon]
1504 St. John's, Newfoundland, established as the first British colony in North America. [icon]
1509-47 Reign of Henry VIII. [icon]
1534 Act of Supremacy: the English monarch becomes head of the Church of England. [icon]
1536 Monasteries disassembled. [icon]
1539 An English Bible in every church. [icon]
1550 Population of England reaches 3 millon. [icon]
1558-1603 Queen Elizabeth I. [icon]
1600 The East India Company is granted a charter. [icon]
1607 First permanent settlement in America at Jamestown. [icon]
1611 The King James Bible (KJV). [icon]
1612 English presence in Bermuda and in India. [icon]
1620 Pilgrim fathers esablish colony in Plymouth. [icon]
1624-30 War between England and Spain. [icon]
1626-29 War between England and France. [icon]
1627-47 Settlements on Barbados and the Bahamas. [icon]
1629 Charles I dissolves Parliament. [icon]
1642-48 First and Second Civil Wars. [icon]
1649 Charles I beheaded; Charles II becomes king. [icon]
1649-55 Cromwell conquers Ireland. [icon]
1649 Jews officially admitted. [icon]
1655 English presence in Jamaica. [icon]
1653-60 Cromwell is 'Lord Protector'. [icon]
1660 Charles II 'restored'. [icon]
1660 Royal Society founded, to promote science. [icon]
1670 Hudson's Bay Company active. [icon]
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