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  Composer Timeline
    Henry VIII makes himself head of the Church of England
     – Henry VIII closes the monasteries and confiscates their property
   William Byrd – Tomas Luis de Victoria –
    An Act of Uniformity imposes a Book of Common Prayer
 Giovanni Gabrieli –
   – Queen Mary persecutes Protestants. Nearly  people are burned to death for 'heresy'
   Thomas Morley –
    Queen Mary (also known as 'Bloody Mary') dies. Elizabeth I becomes queen
 Claudio Monteverdi – Thomas Tomkins –
  The first theatre opens in London
  Thomas Weelkes –
 – Francis Drake sails around the world
      Orlando Gibbons –
    The Spanish Armada is defeated
  Heinrich Schütz – Adrian Batten –
    The gunpowder plot, a Catholic conspiracy to blow up parliament, is discovered
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