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25 July 1589
Anne Dowriche dated the preface to her translated narrative poem The French Historie, in couplets in the poulter's measure, about the religious wars in France; it appeared in print this year, with her initials.
25 July 1593
Henri IV of France converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.This constituted a blow to English diplomacy.
25 July 1658
Sir William Davenant's masque The Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru, "Exprest by instrumentall and vocall musick, and by the art of perspective in scenes, etc.", was published; it had been performed the same year.This was one of many texts portraying the English as avengers of Spanish cruelty to native peoples. Though the theatres were closed, it was played in London.
- 25 July 1589