Midi Music Thomas Campion, 1567-1620, "Suite in Dmin: Air," 6k
pre-1565- Henry VIII breaks from Vatican over divorce of Catherine of Aragon. Persecution of Catholics begins and continues through the reign of Edward VI.1553- Mary ascends to power and reverses the tide of persecution. She has 300 Protestant "heretics" put to death and earns herself title as "Bloody Mary."
1558-Elizabeth I becomes queen and again revives persecution of Catholics. A A fine is imposed upon recusant Catholics who did not attend Protestant Church imposed by Elizabeth I. She had Jesuit priests put to death.
1601-Essex rebellion against Elizabeth I fails.
1603-James I succeeds Elizabeth I after her natural death and heads toward relaxed persecution of Catholics.
1604-James I restores Recussancy Acts, with more persecution and the expulsion of priests. Pope Clement VIII requests that English Catholics refrain from rebellion. A treaty with Catholic Spain is near as plotters meet for first time.
13 August- A peace treaty with Spain is signed without toleration clause. Plotter have no hope as plot moves on.
11 December- Tunneling begins.
24 December- The tunnel reaches Parliament wall.
21 March- The tunnel encounters a cellar directly under Parliament.
25 March- Thomas Percy rents cellar and the plotter's money runs out.
31 March Fawkes goes to the Netherlands for help. Catesby consults Father Garnet.
28 July- James I postpones Parliament, this time until Nov. 5.
3 July- Father Garnet receives word from Rome that a plot is believed to be afoot and that he is to stop it.
5 November- The Gunpowder Plot is uncovered.
1791-Catholic Relief Act permits mass, travel, and schools for Catholics.
1829-Catholic Emancipation Act removes last vestige of oppression.
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