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King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII (1491-1547)

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King Henry VIII of Britian
 16 Dec 1485  CEKatherine of Argon, first wife of Henry VIII, was born.
 28 Jun 1491  CEHenry VIII, King of England and founder of the Church of England, was born at Greenwich.
 22 Apr 1509  CEHenry Tudor was crowned King Henry VIII of England following the death of his father, Henry VII.
 11 Jun 1509  CEEngland's King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon.
 24 Jun 1509  CEHenry VIII was crowned king of England.
    1509  CEEnglish King Henry VIII, succeeds his father, Henry VII and ascended to throne of England.
    1509  CESebastian Cabot arrived back in England only to find that King Henry VII had died and Henry VIII was King. The new King was not as supportive of Cabot's exploration as his predecessor.
    1512  CEHenry VIII claimed the throne of France and sent troops unsuccessfully into Spain.
 16 Aug 1513  CEHenry VIII of England and Emperor Maximilian defeated the French at Guinegatte, France, in the Battle of the Spurs.
    1513  CEHenry VIII and Maximilian defeated the French forces in Italy and Louis XII gave up Milan.
    1514  CEEngland and France declared a truce in their warfare. Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married Louis XII.
    1518  CEHenry VIII authorized a college of physicians and it was founded by Oxford physician Thomas Linacre.
    1520  CEEnglish King Henry VIII orders bowling lanes at Whitehall.
    1520  CEEmperor Charles V and Henry VIII met at Dover and agreed to an Anglo-French commercial treaty.
    1521  CEPope Leo X conferred the title of 'Defender of the Faith' on Henry VIII of England.
    1522  CEEngland declared war on France and Scotland. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V visited Henry VIII and signed the Treaty of Windsor. Both monarchs agreed to invade France.
    1525  CECardinal Wolsey presented Hampton Court Palace to Henry VIII.
 30 Apr 1527  CEHenry VIII and King Francis of France signed the treaty of Westminster.
    1527  CEHenry VIII appealed to the Pope for permission to divorce Catherine of Aragon.
    1527  CE(1527-1528) Henry VIII imprisoned Pope Clement VII for disobedience. It was to Clement that Henry appealed for an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which had been granted under special dispensation in the first place.
 17 Oct 1529  CEHenry VIII of England stripped Thomas Wolsey of his office for failing to secure an annulment of his marriage.
 21 Oct 1529  CEHenry VIII of England was named Defender of the Faith by the Pope after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
    1530  CEEnglish King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church.
 11 Feb 1531  CEHenry VIII was recognized as the supreme head of the Church of England.
    1531  CEPope Clemens VII forbids English king Henry VIII to re-marry.
   Jan 1533  CEEnglish King Henry VIII secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn when she was already pregnant with the future Queen, Elizabeth I. She was 26 when married Henry VIII who was 42 and they had 3 children, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Tudor, Duke of Cornwall and an unnamed baby.
 23 May 1533  CEThe marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
 28 May 1533  CEBritain's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
  1 Jun 1533  CEAnne Boleyn, Henry VIII's new queen, was crowned.
 11 Jul 1533  CEPope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.
    1534  CEHenry VIII was declared Supreme Head of the Church in England. He suppressed the monasteries and renounced papal jurisdiction. He issued the Act of Supremacy which signified a break with the Catholic Church of Rome.
  6 Jul 1535  CEThomas More's sentence to death by hanging was commuted to beheading. Thomas More was beheaded in England for treason, for refusing to renounce the Catholic church in favor of King Henry VIII's Church of England.
 31 Aug 1535  CEPope Paul III deposed & excommunicated King Henry VIII.
 19 May 1536  CEAnne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded on Tower Green after she was convicted of adultery and incest with her brother, Lord Rochford, who was executed two days before. It was the day before Henry VIII's marriage to Jane Seymour.
 20 May 1536  CEEnglish King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour.
    1536  CEEnglish King Henry VIII accused Anne Boleyn and her brother Lord Rochford were accused of adultery and incest.
    1536  CEEnglish King Henry VIII orders the bible be placed in every church.
    1536  CEIn England Hyde Park was seized from the monks at Westminster Abbey by Henry VIII and preserved as forest for the royal hunt.
    1536  CEHans Holbein the Younger was made court painter to Henry VIII of England. He painted a famous portrait of Henry VIII.
 12 Oct 1537  CEEdward IV, the only son of Henry VIII by his third wife Jane Seymour, was born.
 24 Oct 1537  CEJane Seymour, the third wife of England's King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.
    1537  CEHans Holbein's masterpiece was his life-size Tudor dynastic portrait in Whitehall Palace that included Henry VIII and his father Henry VII.
    1538  CEPope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.
    1539  CEThe Six Articles, a religious stature, was passed at the 'instance' of Henry VIII. It set forth the position of the English Church on six fundamental points in an effort to stem the growth and influence of the English Protestants.
 19 Jul 1540  CEEngland's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.
 28 Jul 1540  CEThe chief minister of King Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, having been discredited by his enemies, was beheaded on Tower Hill in England.
 28 Jul 1540  CEKing Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
    1540  CEEnglish King Henry VIII married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves.
    1541  CEIreland came under the rule of England's Henry VIII.
 12 Jul 1543  CEEngland's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, who outlived him.
    1543  CEHenry VIII of England and Emperor Charles V formed an alliance against France.
 14 Sep 1544  CEHenry VIII's forces took Boulogne, France.
 19 Sep 1544  CEFrancis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria signed a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war. The Peace of Crespy ended the fighting between Charles V and Francis I. Henry VIII was not consulted. France surrendered much territory and Charles gave up his claim to Burgundy.
    1544  CEScottish Earl Matthew van Lennox signs a secret treaty with Henry VIII.
    1544  CEHenry VIII crossed the Channel to Calais to campaign with Charles V against Francis I.
 19 Jul 1545  CEA French fleet entered The Solent in England, and French troops landed on the Isle of Wight. The Mary Rose, pride of England's fleet, capsized with heavy loss in Portsmouth harbor. King Henry VIII of England watched his flagship, Mary Rose, capsize as it left to battle the French.
 28 Jan 1547  CEEngland's King Henry VIII died; his sixth and last wife was Catherine Parr. He was succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Edward VI.
   Jan 1547  CEAn inventory of the possessions of King Henry VIII was begun under Edward VI, Henry's son and successor. It took three years to complete. His total wealth amounted to some 600,000 pounds. A commoner's daily wage at this time was about two and one-half pence.
    1547  CE9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as King of England.
    1549  CEThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, issued the 'Book of Common Prayer'. Other prayer books were forbidden by the Act of Uniformity. The book was mandated by the government under Edward VI, son of Henry VIII, so that services could be spoken in the language of the people.
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