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Shakespeare and Religion Chronology

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Shakespeare and Religion in Reformation and Post-Reformation England

A chronology with special emphasis on Shakespeare's Catholic and Protestant contexts, and also on those contexts continuing into modern times. This detailed chronology is from 1564-1616 and again from 1985 to present. This chronology is continually in process. Many entries were drawn from one source and need to be corroborated.  Please send corrections to Dennis Taylor.

The Chronology

  1. Earlier History and Shakespeare 1564-1599 (PDF)
  2. Shakespeare 1600-1624 and Post-Shakespeare 1625-1799 (PDF)
  3. Post-Shakespeare 1800-1899 Chronology (PDF)
  4. Post-Shakespeare 1900-2010 Chronology (PDF)


Chronology last updated 28 September 2011.