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date: 29 Jun
The Original Globe Theatre Burns Down   -   29th June 1613   In 1597 a certain Mr Allen failed to renew the lease on the land on which the theatre owned by Richard Burbage, the leading actor in a company named ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s Men’, was built...
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  • 17th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 30 May
The Death of Christopher Marlowe  -  30th May 1593   Much has been written about the life and career of Christopher Marlowe. For a man who has a stained glass window in honour of him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, there is as much written...
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  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 21 Mar
The Execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer  -   March 21st 1556.     The first half of the sixteenth century saw a massive upheaval in the Church with the spread of Protestantism – the ideals of the German cleric Martin Luther. Nowhere was this more...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Religion
  • Tudor
date: 19 Jul
19th July 1545  -   When Henry VIII came to the throne he inherited a smallish navy from his father, Henry VII, who had started the process of rebuilding. With a population of around 4 million and an agricultural policy that required the prosperous...
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  • 16th Century
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 28 May
28th May 1588  -  One of the most famous episodes in our history, taught to schoolchildren up and down the country, the Spanish Armada was a campaign to end the reign of Elizabeth I and Protestantism in England. 130 large ships sailed for these...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Tudor