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The Prior hanged, the Monastery destroyed: 1500-1599

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World: Portuguese discover Brazil
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World: First pocket watch invented
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World: Field of Cloth of Gold’ Henry VII & Frances I (France) meet in peace
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World: Flood engulfs Rome
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World: Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves (6 months) then Catherine Howard
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World: Jesuits established by Pope
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World: Oldest surviving violin made
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World: Pope excommunicates Q Elizabeth
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World: Francis Drake home after circumnavigation. Earthquake in sea
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World: No information
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1501 1501 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Michelangelo working on statue ‘David’
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World: Mary Rose’ (flagship) launched at Portsmouth
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World: Luther before Emperor at ‘Diet of Worms’ – excommunicated
Bridlington: William Browneflete becomes Prior
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World: Henry VIII breaks with Rome to get marriage annulled
Bridlington: William Wode becomes Prior
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World: Gerardus Mercator makes his first globe
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World: Sweating sickness breaks out
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World: John Knox preaching in Scotland – now Protestant
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World: Battle of Lepanto – European forces defeat Turks
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World: Edmund Campion (Jesuit) executed for treason
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World: First African slaves taken to New World
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World: Sistine Chapel ceiling shown to public
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World: Magellan’s ship returns after circumnavigation though he is dead
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World: Sir T More resigned as Ld Chancellor. Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’
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World: Catherine Howard executed
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World: 2nd (Protestant) BCP enforced. Leeds Grammar school founded
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World: First English slave trading expedition, Africa to West Indies
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World: RC plots against Elizabeth. Religious wars in France – Prots killed
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World: William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
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World: Leonardo da Vinci working on Mona Lisa. Thomas a Kempis, into English
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World: Spanish explorer reaches US mainland (Florida)
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World: Luther translates NT into German
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World: Henry VIII marries Ann Boleyn & is excomm’d. Elizabeth born
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World: Henry VIII married Catherine Parr. Copernicus ‘earth goes round sun’
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World: Edward VI dies. Lady Jane Grey Q for 10 days. Mary Tudor succeeds
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World: Outbreak of bubonic plague in London
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World: Wars of Religion in France
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World: Newfoundland claimed for England
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1504 1504 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Michelangelo’s ‘David’ unveiled
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World: Thomas Wlosey becomes Abp of York
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World: Hampton Court Palace rebuilt by Wolsey. St George’s Windsor finished
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World: Act of Supremacy confirms Henry as head of CofE
Bridlington: John Leland visited Bridlington Priory
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World: Mary marries Philip of Spain. RC bishops restored
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World: Wm Shakespeare born
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World: last battle between England and Scotland
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World: Tsar Ivan the Terrible dies (Tsar since 1533)
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1505 1505 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Martin Luther enters monastery.
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World: Manchester Grammar School founded
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World: William Tyndale translates NT into English
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1535 1535 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Sir T More executed. Tyndale/Coverdale bible printed. Small monasteries go
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World: Sinking of Mary Rose in Solent
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World: First Protestant martyrs burned at stake
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World: Mary Q of Scots marries Darnley in Scotland
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World: Start of Anglo Spanish war. Chocolate introduced into Europe
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1595 1595 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Shakespeare plays performed: Richard II & Romeo & Juliet
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World: Death of Columbus
Bridlington: John Ynglish becomes Prior
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World: Thomas More publishes ‘Utopia’. Erasmus publishes a new Greek edition of NT
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World: Anne Boleyn executed. Pilgrimage of Grace, Yorkshire
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World: Trinity Coll Cambridge and Christ Church Oxford founded by King
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World: Abp Thos Cranmer declared heretic, burned
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World: Completion of Exeter canal, first in England
Bridlington: Queen Elizabeth granted Manor of Bridlington to William Wood & others
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World: Martin Frobisher searching for NW Passage (Canada)
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World: Babingotn Plot (Mary Q of Scots): 14 executed
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World: First WC in England. Famine and food riots because of poor weather
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World: New World map shows ‘America’ after Amerigo Vespucci
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World: Luther posts his 95 theses – beginning of Reformation
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World: Protestan reformation in Sweden
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World: 216 leaders of Pilgrimage of Grace imprisoned, executed
Bridlington: Prior William Wode sent to tower and executed in York
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World: Henry VIII dies, succeeded by young Edward VI
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World: Portuguese settle in Macau
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World: Mary Q of Scots defeated, imprisoned, forced to abdicate
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World: Francis Drake sets out on round-the-world voyage
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World: Mary Q of Scots executed at Fotheringay castle after another plot
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World: Dutch open up spice trade from Portuguese
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World: Michelangelo working on Sistine Chapel ceiling
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World: Dissolution of Monasteries
Bridlington: Robert becomes the last Prior before Priory destroyed. Manor seized by crown, and sold to Matthew Boynton
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World: Mary Queen of Scots (5) betrothed to King of France
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World: Queen Mary dies, succeeded by Q Elizabeth
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World: Mary Q of Scots flees to England
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World: Francis Drake reaches Magellan Straits
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1588 1588 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Spanish armada defeated
Bridlington: Beacons first lit
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World: Tycho Brahe & J Kepler working in astronomy. Religious Wars end
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World: Henry VII dies, succeeded by Henry VIII (17) who marries Catherine of Aragon
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World: Magellan sets out to circumnavigate world
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World: Thos More replaces Wolsey (fails to resolve Henry’s marriage question)
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World: Monasteries all now destroyed, lands seized
Bridlington: Central tower, trancepts and chancel of Priory Church destroyed
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World: First Book of Common Prayer published -rebellion
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World: Elizabeth crowned, C of E re-established
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1569 1569 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First public lottery. In England
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World: Francis Drake lands in California, claims it for Q Elizabeth
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World: Glass lenses used for the first time in microscopes and telescopes
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World: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar performed, Globe Theatre opens
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