1568 events in history

Mar 23 The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion
May 2 Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle
May 13 Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother
May 16 Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England
May 19 Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots
May 23 The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain
May 23 Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Arenberg, and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years' War
Jul 21 Eighty Years' War: Battle of Jemmingen – Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva defeats Louis of Nassau
Sep 23 Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz