Shakespeare and Religion in Reformation and Post-Reformation England






A Chronology



with special emphasis on Shakespearešs Catholic and Protestant contexts, and also on those contexts continuing into modern times






Detailed Chronology is from 1564-1616

and again from 1985 to present


(This chronology is continually in process.  Send corrections to Dennis Taylor,


Updated Mar. 22, 2006




Earlier History and Shakespeare 1564-1599


Shakespeare 1600-1613 and Post-Shakespeare 1617-1799


Post-Shakespeare 1800-Present Chronology