Early Modern England: women writers and their contexts

Timeline created by ENGL301
  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry VIII becomes King

    Henry VIII becomes King
    Henry VIII succeeds his father, Henry VII, on April 21, 1509. He was coronated, along with his new wife Catherine of Aragon on June 23, 1509. He reigned until his death at the age of 55.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Edward VI becomes King

    Edward VI becomes King
    Edward VI succeeds his father, Henry VIII, on January 28, 1547 at the age of nine. He was coronated on February 20, 1547. He reigned until his death at the age of fifteen.
  • Jul 6, 1553

    Mary I becomes Queen

    Mary I becomes Queen
    Mary I succeeds his brother, Edward VI, on July 6, 1553. She was coronated on October 1, 1553. She reigned until her death at the age of 42.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen

    Elizabeth I becomes Queen
    Elizabeth I succeeds her sister, Mary I, on November 17, 1558. She was coronated on January 15, 1559. She reigned until her death at the age of 69.
  • James I becomes King

    James I becomes King
    James I succeeds his cousin, Elizabeth I, on March 24, 1603. He was coronated on July 25, 1603. He reigned until his death at the age of 58.
  • Charles I becomes King

    Charles I becomes King
    Charles I succeeds his father, James I, on July 6, 1553. He was coronated on February 2, 1626. He reigned until early to mid-1642, at the onset of the First English Civil War. Ultimately, Parliament found him guilty of high treason, and Charles I was executed on January 30, 1649 at the age of 48.
  • Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector

    Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector
    Oliver Cromwell is named Lord Protector of England on December 16, 1653 after the English Civil Wars (1642-1651). He served as Lord Protector until his death at the age of 59.
  • Charles II becomes King

    Charles II becomes King
    Charles II is received back in England on May 29, 1660 after the death of Oliver Cromwell and the collapse of the Protectorate. He was coronated on April 23, 1661 and reigned until his death at the age of 54.
  • James II becomes King

    James II becomes King
    James II succeeds his brother, Charles II, on February 6, 1685. He was coronated on April 23, 1685. He reigned until the Glorious Revolution in 1688 and died in exile at the age of 67.
  • William III and Mary II become Joint-Sovereigns

    William III and Mary II become Joint-Sovereigns
    William III and Mary II depose James II in the Glorious Revolution and are coronated as joint monarchs on April 11, 1689. They rule together until Mary's death in 1694 (aged 32), and then William III rules alone until his death at the age of 51.
  • Anne becomes Queen

    Anne becomes Queen
    Anne succeeds her cousin and brother-in-law, William III, on March 8, 1702. She was coronated on April 23, 1702 and reigned until her death at the age of 49.