Henry

King Henry VIII

  • Period: Jan 1, 1509 to

    King Henry VIII, wives and children

  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry VIII Becomes King

    Henry VIII Becomes King
    Henry was born on the 28th of June, 1491. He became king when he was only 18. He was considered attractive, educated and accomplished. He also was an author and composer. He was known to the people as being a lustful, egotisticalm harsh and insecure king later in his life.He wanted a male heir to continue his reign and thought women were weak and would not be able to successfully continue the kingdom.
  • Jun 11, 1509

    Catherine of Aragon marries Henry VIII

    Catherine of Aragon marries Henry VIII
    Catherine of Aragon was the youngest surviving child of Ferdinand and Isabella. When she was three years old, she was betrothed to Arthur, the son of Henry VII of England. Arthur was not even two years. in 1501, Catherine made the journey to England. It took her three months, but she safely made landfall at Plymouth on October 2, 1501. Catherine was pregnant seven times, but only one lived. Catherine was surprised and angered at Henry VIII's annulment to their marriage.
  • Apr 21, 1516

    Henry and Catherine's daughter Mary is born

    Henry and Catherine's daughter Mary is born
    Mary I was considered illegitimate because she was not a male heir, and was called "The Lady Mary" instead of "Princess." Even though her parent's marriage was considered invalid, she never was restored with her former identity as princess. Mary and her stepmother, Anne of Cleves, became fast friends and remained friends until Mary's death. Mary constantly feared that if she left, England would return to Catholicism, so she stood her ground. She was soon crowned the True Queen of England.
  • Feb 2, 1527

    Henry's annulment to Catherine of Aragon

  • Jan 25, 1533

    Henry VIII secretly marries Anne Boleyn/Anne becomes Queen

    Henry VIII secretly marries Anne Boleyn/Anne becomes Queen
    We know very little about Anne Boleyn's early history, though she was an important English figure. Anne spent part of her childhood at the court of the Archduchess Margaret. The legend of Anne Boleyn always includes a sixth finger and a large mole on her neck. 17 love letters from Henry to Anne have been found. Anne was eventually excecuted for charges of adultery, though Henry and Anne's marriage ended up to be invalid.
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Elizabeth I Is Born

    Elizabeth I Is Born
  • Nov 1, 1534

    Act of Supremacy

    King Henry VIII wanted to divorce his first wife Catherine of Aragon but the Pope refused to allow it. Therefore King Henry took a popular way out, he made his own church and became the head of it. The act of Supremacy was an official break from the Roman Church.
  • Jan 7, 1536

    Catherine of Aragon dies

    Catherine of Aragon dies
  • May 17, 1536

    Anne Boleyn is executed

    Anne Boleyn is executed
  • May 30, 1536

    Jane Seymour Marries King Henry VIII

    Jane Seymour Marries King Henry VIII
    She was the 3rd wife of King Henry VIII and gave birth to his only son, Edward VI. She got married at the Palace of Whitehall, London. She died less than two weeks after giving birth to her son, due to postnatal complications on October 24, 1537. She was the only one out of his six wives who had a queen's funeral after her death. She was the only wife who King Henry VIII was buried next to later.
  • Oct 12, 1537

    Edward VI is Born

    Edward VI is Born
    Son of Jane Seymour
  • Oct 24, 1537

    Jane Seymour Dies

    Jane Seymour Dies
  • Jan 6, 1540

    Anne of Cleves Marries King Henry VIII

    Anne of Cleves Marries King Henry VIII
    Was the 4th wife of King Henry VIII and gave birth to Mary I. She was buried in Westminster Abbey. She did not fit in well with the English life and Henry did not love her. They were not consummated and she was on queen of enland for three days. King Henry charged Anne for incest and adultery, but both charges are most likely incorrect. She was later called the "King's beloved sister." She got a divorce with King Henry in July 1540.
  • Jul 22, 1540

    Anne of Cleves Divorces

    Anne of Cleves Divorces
  • Jul 28, 1540

    Kathryn Howard Marries King Henry

    Kathryn Howard Marries King Henry
    Kathryn was the first cousin of Anne Boleyn. She married King Henry because her uncle pressured her into it, attempting to get more control over the monarch. When they married Kathryn was only 19 and King Henry was 49. Henry had become obese and thought marrying this young girl would make his lfe more interesting, but it didn't. Kathryn even hired one of her admirers as a personal secretary. Less than a year after there marriage there were rumors of Kathryn's infidelity.
  • Feb 13, 1542

    Kathryn Howard Beheaded

    Kathryn Howard Beheaded
    She was executed on the Tower Green and her body was buried next to her cousin, also beheaded by King Henry, Ann Boleyn
  • Jul 12, 1543

    Katherine Parr Marries King Henry

    Katherine Parr Marries King Henry
    Katherine was the last wife of Henry, she outlived him, she was eventually widowed. Katherine was smart, she fluently spoke English, French, Latin and Italian. She also began learning Spanish when she became queen. Katherine had married before and been widowed. After Henry died she secretly married Thomas Seymour. Katherine was the mother of Mary, who she gave birth to when she was 36.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Henry VIII dies

    Henry VIII dies
    He leaves his final sixth wife Katherine widowed.
  • Jan 29, 1547

    Edward VI Becomes King

    Edward VI Becomes King
    The only son of King Henry, Edward, takes the throne at just ten years old. Edward was very sick his whole childhood, he was believed to be suffering from tuberculosis. Being a devout Protestant he appointed Lady Jane Grey to lead after him, calling his two sisters illegitimate. However nine days after his death Lady Jane Grey was deposed by supporters of the right heir. Edward died young from sicknesses.
  • Sep 5, 1548

    Katherine Parr Dies

    Katherine Parr Dies
    Katherine died of Puerperal fever.
  • Jul 6, 1553

    King Edward VI Dies

    King Edward VI Dies
  • Jul 19, 1553

    Henry VIII's daughter Mary declared Queen

    Henry VIII's daughter Mary declared Queen
  • Oct 1, 1553

    Coronation of Mary I

    Coronation of Mary I
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Queen Elizabeth I Takes the Throne

    Queen Elizabeth I Takes the Throne
    She was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor's. Her mother, Anne Boleyn was killed when Elizabeth was two and a half years old. One of the first things she did when she became queen was to create an English Portestant church. She was one of the best educated women in her generation due to the amount of education she received. She is known as the "Virgin Queen" because she ruled for half a century without a husband. Her road to becoming a queen was a dangerous path. She died on March 24, 1603.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Mary I dies

    Mary I dies
  • Jan 20, 1559

    1559 Act of Supremacy

    The first act of Supremacy made by King Henry was repealed by his Catholic daughter Mary I. This second act was put in place by Mary's sister, Elizabeth I.
  • Queen Elizaebth I dies

    Queen Elizaebth I dies