What events happened in Shakespeare s time?

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Quite a few important historical occurrences. Shakespeare lived through the defeat of the Spanish Armada of 1588 (Shakespeare was 24 at the time), the discovery of the remains of Pompeii buried by Mount Vesuvius (Shakespeare was 28), Rembrandt was born, The Gunpowder plot was foiled with Guy Fawkes being executed (1605 &1606)and Shakespeare lived in the reigns of both Queen Elizabeth and the reign of James I. more
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