Henry Tudor (VIII)

  • Jun 28, 1491

    Birth of Prince Henry Tudor

    Birth of Prince Henry Tudor
    He was born at the palace of Placentia in Greenwich. Henry Tudor was the third child and second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. The image is a double portrait of them.
  • Period: Jun 28, 1491 to Jan 28, 1547

    Henry Tudor

    This timeline shows all the important events about Henry VIII of England.
  • Oct 31, 1494

    Duke of york

    Duke of york
    At the age of three, he was created Duke of York. Since the 15th century, it has usually been given to the second son of English monarchs as It happened to Henry VIII.
  • 1500

    Death of Henry’s younger brother Edmund

    At the age of one +-, he passed away. He was the third son of Henry VII and Elisabeth of York. At that time, Edmund already was the Duke of Somerset.
  • 1502

    Henry became Duke of Cornwall

    Henry became Duke of Cornwall
  • Apr 2, 1502

    Death of Henry’s older brother, Arthur Tudor

    Death of Henry’s older brother, Arthur Tudor
    This is a key event in his life. The truth is that he was not expected to become a king. Nevertheless, everything changed when Arthur, prince of Wales passed away. After his death, Henry became the heir to the throne.
    As a curious fact and according to some researchs, Arthur could have died for Tuberculosis, Black Death or a genetic disease.
  • 1503

    Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester

    Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester
    After Arthur passed away, he became Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester. At that time Henry VII was still alive, so Henry VIII could not be the king yet.
  • Period: 1503 to 1509

    Prince of Wales

  • Feb 10, 1503

    Death of Henry’s infant sister Katherine

  • Feb 11, 1503

    Death of Henry’s mother,Queen Elizabeth of York

    Death of Henry’s mother,Queen Elizabeth of York
    At the age of 37, the Queen consort of England passed away in the tower of London after some complications related with the birth of her seventh child, Catherine. The relationship between Henry Tudor and his mother, Elizabeth of york, leaded to some psicological theories about his behaviour with the six wifes he was married with. These were probably speculations, but it is clear that the Queen consort,s death make a deep and terrible tear in the family.
  • Jun 23, 1503

    Treaty for the marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Henry, prince of Wales

    Treaty for the marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Henry, prince of Wales
    A treaty was signed for the marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Henry, price of wales. The objetive of this marriage was to solidify the alliance between Spain and England.
  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry became King of England

    Henry became King of England
    When Henry VII passed away, his son, Henry became the king of England. It is important to know that his childhood in calm expectation of the crown gave him a willful, ebullient character.
  • Period: Apr 21, 1509 to Jan 28, 1547

    Henry VIII of England

  • Jun 11, 1509

    Marriage of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon

    Marriage of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon
    The wedding took place seven years after Prince Arthur's death. Henry VIII married Katherine of Aragon in a private ceremony in the church of the Observant Friars outside Greenwich Palace. She was 23 years old.
  • Jun 24, 1509

    Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon

    Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon
    Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon were crowned together.
  • Jan 12, 1510

    Henry enters his first joust as King

    Henry enters his first joust as King
    Henry VIII jousted for the first time as a king at a private joust at Richmond Park.
  • Jan 31, 1510

    Queen Katherine gave birth to a daughter

    This daughter was stillborn.
  • Jan 1, 1511

    Queen Katherine gave birth to a son (Prince Henry)

  • Feb 22, 1511

    Death of prince Henry.

    Death of prince Henry.
    He was only 52 days. His father, Henry VIII has the McLeod syndrome, a genetic disease which made impossible to have a healthy male son.
  • 1513

    Queen Katherine gave birth to another son

    He was stillborn
  • 1514

    Queen Katherine gave birth to a son

    He died soon after.
  • Feb 18, 1516

    Queen Katherine gave birth to a daugther.

    Queen Katherine gave birth to a daugther.
    She was named princess Mary and she died at the age of 42.
  • Nov 10, 1518

    Queen Katherine gave birth to a son.

    He was also stillborn.
  • Jun 15, 1519

    Birth of Henry’s illegitimate son

    Birth of Henry’s illegitimate son
    Apart from his marriage with Katherine of Aragon, he maintained other relationship with Elizabeth Blount. That ended up in the birth of Henry Fitzroy, an illegitimate son. At the age of 17, he died because of Tuberculosis
  • 1521

    Henry VIII awarded the title of Defender of the Faith

    He had many writings against the Reformation
  • Jan 25, 1533

    Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in public

    Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in public
    He got married with Anne Boleyn. His divorce from Catherine of Aragon was not allowed so he had to do it without the permission of the Church. He had been a defensor of faith, but from this moment on, he started to take some decisions against the Holy See
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Anne Boleyn gave birth to Princess Elizabeth

    Anne Boleyn gave birth to Princess Elizabeth
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  • 1534

    Henry became the supreme head of the church of England

    Henry became the supreme head of the church of England
    Because of some discrepancies between Henry and the Catholic Church, he decided to create the Anglican Church becoming the supreme head of it. Later, the properties of the Catholic Church were expropiated.
  • May 19, 1536

    Anne Boleyn was executed

    Anne Boleyn was executed
    She was accused of adultery and treason
  • May 30, 1536

    Wedding of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

    Wedding of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour
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  • Oct 12, 1537

    Jane Seymou gave birth to Prince Edward.

    Jane Seymou gave birth to Prince Edward.
    Edward became the king of England after the death of Henry VIII. He ruled England during six years, until his death in 1553, at the age of 15.
  • Oct 24, 1537

    Jane Seymour passed away.

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  • Jan 6, 1540

    Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

    Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves
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  • Jun 10, 1540

    Thomas Cromwell was arrested

    Thomas Cromwell was arrested
    Thomas Cromwell was the principal ministre of England (1532-1540). This man told Henry VIII to marry Anne of Cleves. The main objetive of this relationship was making an union between the Lutheran and Anglican Churches. Unfortunately for him, this marriage ended up in a bad way and finally he was arrested and later executed.
  • Jul 9, 1540

    The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves was annulled

    In spite of the interests and benefits of the relationship, this marriage was annulled a really important reason: Henry VIII did not love Anne of Cleves.
  • 1541

    Irish Parliament proclaimed Henry VIII as King of Ireland

    Irish Parliament proclaimed Henry VIII as King of Ireland
    The new Kingdom of Ireland was declared by Henry VIII in 1541.
  • Nov 24, 1542

    Battle of Solway Moss

    Battle of Solway Moss
    Scotland’s King James V is defeated by Henry VIII at the Battle of Solway Moss. You can get more information (Localization, specific facts...) at https://www.historicuk.com/HistoryMagazine/DestinationsUK/The-Battle-of-Solway-Moss/
  • Jul 12, 1543

    Henry VIII married Catherine Parr

    Henry VIII married Catherine Parr
    She was the sixth wife of Henry VIII of England. She was key to make Henry close to his two daughters, Elisabeth and Mary.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Henry VIII died

    Henry VIII died
    He was succeeded by his son, Edward VI. At the end of his life, he had lived a lot of different moments and situations that in some way made a different person. He is very well known for the fact that he married six times but according to some researches, we should not forget other important and interesting facts about him.