King Philip II of Spain 1527 – 1598

Born – 21st May 1527 Died – 13th September 1598 Father – Charles V Holy Roman Emperor (1500 – 1558) Mother – Isabella of Portugal (1503 – 1539) Spouses – m. 1543 – Maria Manuela of Portugal (1527 – 1545); m. 1554 – Mary I of England (1516 – 1558); m. 1559 – Elisabeth of … Read more King Philip II of Spain 1527 – 1598

The Spanish Armada Causes and Events 1534 – 1588

This timeline details the main causes and events of the Spanish Armada  Please note: the dates used in this timeline are those that were in use in England in 1588. In Spain the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar occurred in 1582, in England the change did not take place until 1752. The … Read more The Spanish Armada Causes and Events 1534 – 1588

Mary Queen of Scots 1542 – 1587

Born – 8th December 1542 Died – Executed 8th February 1587 Father – King James V of Scotland (1512 – 1542) Mother – Mary of Guise (1515 – 1560) Spouses – m. 1558 – Francis II of France (1544 – 1560), m. 1565 – Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545 – 1567), m. 1567 – James … Read more Mary Queen of Scots 1542 – 1587

Queen Elizabeth I of England, Wales and Ireland 1533 – 1603

Born – 7th September 1533 Died – 24th March 1603 Father – King Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) Mother – Anne Boleyn (1501 – 1536) Spouse – Did not marry Children – None Queen of England – 1558 – 1603 Predecessor – Mary I – 1553 – 1558 Successor – James I – 1603 – … Read more Queen Elizabeth I of England, Wales and Ireland 1533 – 1603