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  • Jan 29th Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain

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Feb 1st Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for her cousin, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

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  • Mar 1st Puritan English parliamentary leader Sir Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
  • Apr 29th Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet ("singeing the King of Spain's beard")
  • Jul 22nd 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
  • Aug 5th Spanish troops conquer Lock
  • Aug 18th Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
  • Aug 19th Sigismund III becomes king of Poland
  • Oct 20th Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
  • Oct 31st Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
  • Nov 24th Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
  • Nov 27th Dutch county of Groningen flooded by failure of dyke
  • Dec 17th The Earl of Leicester's army leaves Netherlands