Events from the
1610s in . England Incumbents [edit ] Monarch - King James I Events [edit ] 1610 1611 4 March - George Abbot enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury. 2 May - The Authorized King James Version of the Bible is published, printed in London by [2 ] Robert Barker. 22 May - The first hereditary baronets are created by letters patent from the King, largely as a means of funding the army. [2 ] Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Baronet, of Redgrave in Suffolk becomes the premier baronet of England. 22 June - The crew of Henry Hudson's ship mutiny leaving him adrift in Discovery Hudson Bay. [4 ] 1 November - At Whitehall Palace in London, William Shakespeare's romantic comedy and last solo play is performed, perhaps for the first time. The Tempest , probably first staged this summer, The Winter's Tale is presented at Court on 5 November. [3 ] Ben Jonson's play published. Catiline His Conspiracy [2 ] Cyril Tourneur's play published. The Atheist's Tragedy [2 ] Last known traditional performance of an English mystery play, at Kendal. Thomas Sutton founds Charterhouse School on the site of the old Carthusian monastery in Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, London. 1612 1613 14 February - Elizabeth, daughter of King James I, marries Frederick V, Elector Palatine. [2 ] 29 June - The Globe Theatre in Southwark is destroyed by a fire started during a performance of the Shakespeare play . Henry VIII [4 ] 15 September - Death of Thomas Overbury by poisoning in the Tower of London, having been imprisoned after quarrelling with Robert Carr, Viscount Rochester. [1 ] 29 September - The New River (engineered by Sir Hugh Myddelton) is opened to supply London with drinking water from Hertfordshire. [2 ] 3 November - Robert Carr, Viscount Rochester, is created Earl of Somerset. [2 ] 23 December - Marriage of the Earl of Somerset to Frances Howard, occasioning [1 ] John Donne's Eclogue. English colonists destroy a French settlement at Port Royal, Nova Scotia. [2 ] The King condemns duels in his proclamation Against Private Challenges and Combats. Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland's closet drama is published. The Tragedy of Mariam 1614 5 April - Parliament assembles for the first time since 1610 and debates the imposition of taxes by the King. [1 ] 7 June - King James dissolves the Addled Parliament for refusing to impose new taxes. [4 ] June - King James raises money through a Benevolence; non-contributors are arraigned before the Court of Star Chamber. [3 ] 31 October - First performance of Ben Jonson's ; Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy it receives a Court performance the following day. [3 ] 1615 1616 1 January - King James attends the masque , a satire by The Golden Age Restored Ben Jonson on fallen court favorite the Earl of Somerset. The king asks for a repeat performance on 4 January. 3 January - The King's current favourite Sir George Villiers is appointed Master of the Horse; on 24 April he receives the [2 ] Order of the Garter; and on 27 August is created Viscount Villiers and Baron Waddon, receiving a grant of land valued at £80,000. 10 January - English diplomat Sir Thomas Roe presents his credentials to the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in Ajmer, opening the door to the British presence in India. [7 ] 1 February - King James grants Ben Jonson an annual pension of 100 marks, making him de facto poet laureate. [9 ] 11 March - Roman Catholic priest Thomas Atkinson is hanged, drawn, and quartered at York, at age 70. [10 ] 19 March - Sir Walter Ralegh is released from the Tower of London, where he has been imprisoned for treason, to organise an expedition to El Dorado. [4 ] 26 March–30 August - William Baffin makes a detailed exploration of Baffin Bay whilst searching for the Northwest Passage. [11 ] 25 April - Sir John Coke, in the Court of King's Bench, holds the King's actions in a case of to be illegal. In commendam May–12 June - John Rolfe brings Pocahontas and their infant son, Thomas Rolfe, to England from America. [11 ] 25 May - The King's former favourite the Earl of Somerset and his wife Frances are convicted of the murder of Thomas Overbury. They are spared death and are sentenced to imprisonment in the Tower of London. [1 ] [12 ] July - King James begins to raise revenue by the sale of peerages. [3 ] October - King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, is founded by Dr. Robert Chaloner. [13 ] October/November - Ben Jonson's satirical five-act comedy is produced at the The Devil is an Ass Blackfriars Theatre by the King's Men, poking fun at credence in witchcraft and Middlesex juries. [14 ] 4 November - Prince Charles, the 15 year-old surviving son of King James and Anne of Denmark, is invested as Prince of Wales at Whitehall, the last such investiture until 1911. 6/25 November - Ben Jonson's works are published in a collected folio edition; the first of any English playwright. [3 ] [15 ] 14 November - Sir Edward Coke is dismissed as Chief Justice of the King's Bench by royal prerogative. 25 December - Captain Nathaniel Courthope reaches the nutmeg-rich island of Run in the Moluccas to defend it against the Dutch East India Company. A contract with the inhabitants accepting James I as their sovereign makes it part of the English colonial empire. [16 ] Epidemic typhus outbreak. Witch trials under the Witchcraft Act 1604: Elizabeth Rutter is hanged as a witch in Middlesex, Agnes Berrye in Enfield, and nine women in Leicester at a summer assize presided over by Sir Humphrey Winch. [17 ] Inigo Jones designs the Queen's House at Greenwich. [11 ] Other publications 1617 1618 1619 Births [edit ] 1610 1611 1612 1613 1614 1615 1616 23 January - Ralph Josselin, vicar of Earls Colne in Essex (died 1683) 30 January - William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury (died 1693) June - John Thurloe, secretary to the council of state in Protectorate England and spymaster for Oliver Cromwell (died 1668) August - William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford, peer and soldier (died 1700) 18 October - Nicholas Culpeper, botanist (died 1654) 23 November - John Wallis, mathematician, (died 1703) 17 December - Roger L'Estrange, pamphleteer and author (died 1704) Henry Bard, 1st Viscount Bellomont, Royalist (died 1656) William Holder, music theorist (died 1698) John Owen, Nonconformist church leader and theologian (died 1683) Edward Sexby, Puritan soldier and Leveller in the army of Oliver Cromwell (died 1658) Obadiah Walker, academic and Master of University College, Oxford from 1676 to 1688 (died 1699) 1617 1618 1619 Deaths [edit ] 1610 1611 1612 1613 1614 1615 1616 1617 1618 1619 See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ a b c d e f g h "The government of James I" . 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