15 Jan 1559 Westminster Abbey: Coronation of Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland [26] crowned I King England and Ireland: Tudor

Nicholas Heath Archbishop York [58] censed (perfumed)

Owen Oglethorpe Bishop Carlisle [52] presided

Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk [23] attended

William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke [58] attended

Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter [17] attended

Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel [47] attended

Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford [59] attended

Margaret Audley [19] carried the train

Edward Dymoke [51] attended as the Queen's Champion

03 Sep 1560 Battle of Dunbar

English

Scots

03 Sep 1650 Archibald Campbell 9th Earl Argyll [21]

Sep 1560 Cumnor Place: Death of Amy wife of Robert Dudley

Amy Dudley, wife of Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland's favourite, died having fallen down the stairs. Whilst there was no evidence to suggest anything other than an accident the convenience of her death provoked speculation.

08 Sep 1560 Robert Dudley 1st Earl Leicester [28] with at Windsor Castle Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland

08 Sep 1560 Amy Robsart fell down a flight of stairs

1564 Elizabeth I's visit to Cambridge University

William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley [44] created Master of Arts: Cambridge University

Aug 1564 William 1st Baron Howard Effingham [54] accompanied Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland on a visit to Cambridge

19 Aug 1565 Marriage of Richard Keyes and Mary Grey

Mary Grey, younger sister of Jane "Nine Day Queen" I Queen England and Ireland, both descendants of Mary Tudor Queen Consort France, married Thomas Keyes without the permission Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland. He was imprisoned immediately thereafter. They never saw each other again.

Thomas Keyes [41] married Mary Grey

Ursula Stafford-Broomshull [12] witness

Elizabeth Stafford-Broomshull [19] witness

Mary Grey [20] got married

1566 Elizabeth I's visit to Oxford University

William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley [46] created Master of Arts: Oxford University

15 May 1567 Great Hall (Holyrood House): Marrriage of Mary "Queen of Scots" and James Hepburn, Earl Bothwell

James "Lord Bothwell" Hepburn 1st Duke Orkney [33] married Mary "Queen of Scots" I Queen Scotland

Laurence 4th Lord Oliphant [38] present

10 Nov 1567 Battle of St Denis

William Norreys [19] present

John Norreys [20] present

Royalists

Protestants (Hugenots)

13 May 1568 Battle of Langside

1568 Robert Seton 1st Earl Winton [15]

William "Younger" Douglas 7th Lord Drumlanrig

John Campbell killed

Regent

Mary Queen of Scots

Claud Hamilton 1st Lord Paisley [22]

1569 Rising of the North

Egremont Radclyffe took part

1571 Ridolphi Plot

05 Sep 1571 Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk [35] imprisoned at Tower of London

16 Jan 1572 Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk [36] tried for high treason

02 June 1572 Thomas Howard 4th Duke Norfolk [36] executed

1571 George Talbot 6th Earl Waterford, 6th Earl Shrewsbury [43] appointed Lord High Steward

16 Jan 1572 Thomas Sackville 1st Earl Dorset [36] judge

1571 William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham [44] implicated and imprisoned at home for months.

26 Jul 1575 Rathlin Island Massacre

At which Drake and Norreys, despite the surrender of the defenders, killed 200 defenders and 400 civilians.

Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex [34] ordered

Henry Sidney Lord Deputy of Ireland [46] ordered

Francis Drake [35] commanded

John Norreys [28] ordered

1578 Francis Walsingham's Mission to the Low Countries

William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham [51] joined

c Jul 1586 Babington Plot

Christopher Wray [62] passed sentence of death

Correspondence

06 Jul 1586 Anthony Babington [25] wrote to Mary Mary "Queen of Scots" I Queen Scotland, telling her that he and a group of friends were planning to assassinate Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland

Arrests

04 Aug 1586 John Ballard arrested and under torture he confessed and implicated Anthony Babington

20 Sep 1586 St Giles' Field: Executions

Chideock Tichbourne [24] hung, drawn and quartered

Thomas Salisbury [22] hung, drawn and quartered

Henry Donn hung, drawn and quartered

John Ballard hung, drawn and quartered

Anthony Babington [25] hung, drawn and quartered

14 Oct 1586 Presence Chamber (Fotheringay Castle): Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

1585 Henry 3rd Baron Wentworth [27] judge at Great Hall (Fotheringay Castle)

John 9th Baron Stourton [33] judge

Edward 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth [30] judge and was the only person to offer any dissent against the judgement and subsequent sentence of death.

Christopher Wray [62] assessor to the tribunal

Left Side

John 2nd Baron St John Bletso witnessed

22 Sep 1586 Battle of Zutphen

Robert Sidney 1st Earl Leicester [23]

Philip Sidney [32] wounded

Feb 1587 Great Hall (Fotheringay Castle): Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

08 Feb 1587 Mary "Queen of Scots" I Queen Scotland [45] beheaded

08 Feb 1587 George Talbot 6th Earl Waterford, 6th Earl Shrewsbury [59] witnessed

Sep 1592 Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl Southampton [19] attended

Jul 1588 Spanish Armada

26 Jul 1588 Roger Townshend [44] knighted

1589 Trial of Philip Earl of Arundel

Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby [58] official

18 Apr 1589 Philip Howard 20th Earl Arundel [32] tried for high treason

18 Apr 1589 Christopher Wray [65] judge

Aug 1591 Elizabeth I's visit to Cowdray House

Henry Browne organised the hunting

George Browne knighted

03 Oct 1594 Battle of Glenlivet

Scottish Protestants

Archibald Campbell 7th Earl Argyll [19] commanded

Scottish Catholics

23 Jul 1596 Somerset House: Death of Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon

Elizabeth I Queen England and Ireland [63] present

Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon [70] died