Historical Events in 1628

English History

Mar 1 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date

  • Mar 4 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Mar 4 King Charles I of England issues the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Company, formally incorporating joint-stock company for the colonization of Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Apr 29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • Jun 7 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • Jun 9 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Massachusetts
  • Jul 5 English settlers establish town of St Michael (later Bridgetown) on Barbados

Event of Interest

Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

The Sinking of the Vasa

Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30

  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • Aug 27 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia
  • Sep 6 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem

Victory in Battle

Sep 8 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba

  • Oct 28 Huguenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu

Event of Interest

Nov 1 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle

  • Nov 24 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London