Prior to 1479 the separate regions of Spain: Aragon, Asturias, Castile, Galicia, Leon and Navarre had their own monarchs and were independent of each other. Gradually these regions were conquered by Castile or Aragon. After 1479 the houses of Castile and Aragon were jointly ruled marking the beginning of the Kingdom of Spain but remained separate entities until 1716.
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 change in calendar meant that the following day jumped forward by 10 days and explains why some sources date the events of the Armada 10 days later than those used here.
Father – John Shakespeare
Mother – Mary Arden
Spouse – Anne Hathaway
Children – Susanna, Hamnet, Judith
Please note: the exact date of publication of Shakespeare’s plays is unknown. The dates given for the writing of his plays is approximate and is based on the order the plays were first performed
Father – Robert Oliver Selfridge
Mother – Lois Selfridge
Spouse – Rosalie Buckingham
Children – Chandler, Rosalie, Violette, Harry, Beatrice