Shakespeare's life contemporary events
1614
Sept. 5. A document by Thomas Greene shows that Shakespeare owns 127 acres of land in Stratford.
Nov. 17. Shakespeare and his son-in-law, Dr. John Hall, are in London on busiess concerning Stratford tithes, as recorded in Thomas Greene's diary.
The Globe theatre reopens.
Thomas Overbury's Characters are published.
Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, Raleigh's History of the World, and Jonson's Bartholomew Fair are published.
Block explores Long Island Sound.
Pocahontas marries John Rolfe.
Fire in Stratford burns fifty-four houses.
El Greco dies.
The "Addled" Parliament: James makes an appeal for subsidies, but meets with renewed attacks against taxes. Parliament is dissolved after 2 months.
1615
Shakespeare is involved in a law suit with Mathew Bacon concerning the Blackfriar's property.
The fifth quarto of Richard II is printed for Matthew Law.
Cervantes' Don Quixote (Pt. 2) is published.
Chapman completes his translation of the Odyssey.
Galileo faces the Inquisition.
Robert Armin dies.
Inigo Jones becomes the King's surveyor of the works, England's chief architect.