King Henry VIII

  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry VIII takes the throne

    Henry VIII takes the throne
    Henry VIII was the third child and second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. He had six sibling but only three lasted past infancy. Due to him not being the heir to the throne, he was noted little and little was recorded of his early life. His older brother and heir to the throne, Arthur, died at age 15, making Henry VIII the rightful heir. The reason Henry left the Roman Church was that the church would not let him get a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
  • Jun 11, 1509

    Married Cathrine of Aragon

    Married Cathrine of Aragon
    King Henry VIII married Cathrine of Aragon
  • Feb 18, 1516

    Mary born

    Mary born
  • Period: Feb 18, 1516 to Nov 17, 1558

    Mary

  • Jan 25, 1533

    Married Anne Boleyn

    Married Anne Boleyn
  • Jun 11, 1533

    Divorced Cathrine of Aragon

    Divorced Cathrine of Aragon
    The marriage between Henry VIII and Catherine lasted for about 26 years and ended after she had only one child, a girl, and then could not conceive any more children. King Henry VIII was fustrated that he no longer had a male heir, and eventually fell in love with one of her mistreses, Anne Boleyn.
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Elizabeth I born

    Elizabeth I born
  • Period: Sep 7, 1533 to

    Elizabeth I

  • Nov 15, 1534

    Act of Supremacy 1534

    Act of Supremacy 1534
    King Henry VIII declares that the English King is the only head of the Church.
  • May 19, 1536

    Anne Boleyn executed

    Anne Boleyn executed
    Before meeting Henry, Anne had a previouse track record of broken marriages and affairs. Shortly after marriage anne became pregnant with Elizabeth, There marriage ended when she was sentenced to death, convicted of Adultery and plotting the murder of the king.
  • May 30, 1536

    Married Jane Seymour

    Married Jane Seymour
    Henry the VIII married Jane Seymour. They where betrothed within 24 hours of Anne's death, and where married about ten days after that.
  • Oct 12, 1537

    Edward VI born

    Edward VI born
  • Period: Oct 12, 1537 to Jul 6, 1553

    Edward VI

  • Oct 24, 1537

    Death of Jane Seymour

    Death of Jane Seymour
    About a year into the marriage Jane became bregnant with Edward VI, Henry's only son. Jane died soon after giving birth to Edward. She was burried in henry's tomb, being the only one of his wives to be burried with him.
  • Jan 6, 1540

    Married Anne of Cleves

    Married Anne of Cleves
    King Henry the VIII married Anne of Cleves, a German nobleman. The marriage only lasted four months, making it his shortest marriage between all of his wives.
  • Jul 9, 1540

    Divorced Anne of Cleves

    Divorced Anne of Cleves
    King Henry Divored Anne of Cleves because he did not find her very attractive, there was beggining to be tension between the duke of Cleves, and anouther girl caught his eye, but most of all she was not suited for english court, and could not hadle being the queen, so Henry she was only divorced and spared the beheading.
  • Jul 28, 1540

    Married Kathryn Howard

    Married Kathryn Howard
    King Henry VIII married Kathryn Howard, 16 days after the divorce between Anne. He was 49 at the time and she was no older than 19.
  • Feb 13, 1542

    Kathryn Howard beheaded

    Kathryn Howard beheaded
    Less than a year into the marriage, rumors began going around that Kathryn was having an affair, which was understandable because she was significantly younger than Henry was and would probably much rather someone closer to her age. She did not have any serious affairs, just a little bit of flirting, but when Henry found out, he still had here beheaded.
  • Jul 12, 1543

    Married Katherine Parr

    Married Katherine Parr
    King Henry VIII married Katherine Parr, who was the only one of his wives to live longer than he did.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    King Henry dies

  • Jan 28, 1547

    Widowing of Katherine Parr/Death of Henry VIII

    Widowing of Katherine Parr/Death of Henry VIII
    Katherine was very close to all of her children, and was deeply involved in educating Edward and Elizabeth. She was also a patron of the arts, similar to the medici family, and even published a few books after the death of the king.
  • Feb 20, 1547

    Edward VI is crowned.

    Edward VI is crowned.
    He is only nine years old at the time of his crowning. He is to die in six years, at age 15. He was engaged to be married to Mary, Queen of Scots when she was only seven months old. He cut both of his sisters out of his will to prevent Mary from gaining the throne.
  • Jul 6, 1553

    Edward VI dies, age 15

    Edward VI dies, age 15
  • Jul 19, 1553

    Mary becomes Queen after leading a revolution against Lady Jane. She was called Bloody Mary because she executed many protestants. She is known for reversing the religion of England after her father and step-brother supported protestantism. She married Ph

    Mary becomes Queen after leading a revolution against Lady Jane. She was called Bloody Mary because she executed many protestants. She is known for reversing the religion of England after her father and step-brother supported protestantism. She married Ph
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Mary dies, age 42

    Mary dies, age 42
  • Jan 15, 1559

    Elizabeth I becomes queen.

    Elizabeth I becomes queen.
    She reinstalled the Church of England, which had been destroyed during Mary's reign. She became famous for not marrying. She also supported the arts and artists such as William Shakespeare. Her reign has been termed the Golden Age.
  • Jan 16, 1559

    Act of Supremacy 1559

    Act of Supremacy 1559
    Passed by Queen Elizabeth I, this act reinstated the first Act of Supremacy after Mary I repealed it.
  • Elizabeth I dies,

    Elizabeth I dies,