King Henry VIII

  • Jun 28, 1491

    Birth and Young Life of Henry VIII

    Birth and Young Life of Henry VIII
    Henry VIII was the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. During his childhood he was hailed as an accomplished scholar, linguist, musician and athlete. He spoke Spanish, Latin, and French fluently. He was a very religious man, as he wrote a best selling book attacking Martin Luther while defending the Roman Catholic Church. Henry VIII was awarded 'Defender of the Faith' by the Pope. Henry VIII was also the first Monarch to taught under the influence of the Renaissance.(www.royal.gov.uk)
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus lands in the Americas

    Christopher Columbus lands in the Americas
    Christopher Columbus wanted to find a way to sail from Europe to Asia as it took too long by foot. He took four voyages attempting to find a route there. He never did find a way to Asia but he lands a new land that would later be known as Central America. While he didn't find a way to Asia he opened up centuries of expeditions to the Americas. http://www.history.com/topics/christopher-columbus
  • Jan 1, 1503

    The Mona Lisa

    The Mona Lisa
    The Mona Lisa is quite possibly the most famous painting of all time. Painted by the legendary Leonardo da Vinci this painting has inspired many songs and poems about its' mysterious nature. This was painted in a time where only the wealthy could afford such things as this. This painting is one of the icons of the Renaissance era. The painting now stays at the Louvre museum in Paris since 1797. http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-mona-lisa.html
  • Jan 1, 1507

    The last New Fire ceremony

    The last New Fire ceremony
    The New fire ceremony ws an Aztec ceremony held every 52 years. 52 years is a full cycle of the Aztec calander. This ceremony was used to prevent the end of the world. When a New Fire ceremony happened all fires were put out both domestic and sacred. When the ceremny ended a priest put a new sacred fire on the breast of a sacrifice and the cycle would begin anew. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1159013/New-Fire-Ceremony
  • Apr 21, 1509

    Ascension to the Throne.

    Ascension to the Throne.
    After the deaths of both his father Henry VII and his brother Prince Arthur of Wales, Henry VIII became the King of England, and was welcome with open arms. After a few months of becoming king, he was betrothed to his brother's wife Catherine of Aragon. . During the first few years of ruling, Henry VIII heavily relied on the help of Thomas Wolsey. By 1515 Wolsey was given the highest postition in government. (http://www.luminarium.org)
  • Jun 11, 1509

    Catherine of Aragon

    Catherine of Aragon
    Catherine of Aragon was Henry VIII's first of six wives. Catherine had given birth to six children while married to Henry. However only one child had lived, Mary. All of his other children had died. Catherine also had influence in state affairs. An important event shows Catherine leading her soilders into battle at the Battle of Flooden Field ending the Scotish expedition. Unfortunatly, in 1526 Catherine's health had prevented he from having more children. This inspired Henry to divorce... next
  • Jun 12, 1509

    Catherine of Aragon continued

    Catherine of Aragon continued
    her to get more children. Catherine was still in love with Henry and didn't want to divorce him. Catherine was divorced in 1533 due to him taking the potision of Supreme Head of the Church of England to ensure his divorce with her. (http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/catherinearagon.htm
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Martin Luther writes The Ninety-Five Thesis

    Martin Luther writes The Ninety-Five Thesis
    The Ninety-Five Thesis is stated to be he starting point of Protestant Reformation. The thesis accuses The Roman Catholic Church of heresy after heresy. The thesis even asks why the Pope wouldn't use his own money but uses money of the poor. Martin Luther posted his thesis on the door of the Castle Church of Whittemburg. The Thesis is even published all throughout Europe and sells out within 2 months. http://www.history.com/topics/martin-luther-and-the-95-theses
  • Apr 30, 1526

    Babur takes over India

    Babur takes over India
    Babur was the first ruler of the Mughal Empire. Babur maganged to take over India after being kicked out of Samarkand, a land he tried to take over for many years. Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi which ended the Lodi Dynasty. Babur gains control of Delhi and Northern India which gives him full control over India. He then creates the Mughal Empire taht lasts for 200 years http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/47524/Babur
  • Jan 25, 1533

    Marriage to Anne Boleyn (1/3)

    Marriage to Anne Boleyn (1/3)
    It isn't known when Anne Boleyn first caught Henry's eye. However we do know that in 1527 Henry sought out to annul his Marriage to Catherine, so we can assume it was around that time when he first saw her. Henry tried his best to get her to have sex with him, however Anne wouldn't have sex with him unless she was his wife and nothing less. This made Henry break away from the Catholic Church and create the Chuch of England in which he was the head of, just so he could divorce Catherine... Next
  • Jan 26, 1533

    Marriage to Anne Boleyn (2/3)

    Marriage to Anne Boleyn (2/3)
    and marry Anne. Because of this England switched from a Catholic country to a Protestant one. The exact date of Marriage is unknown. All we know is that happened sometime around January 25th, 1533. The marriage was declared valid on May 23rd, and Catherine was no longer his wife. Anne wasn't successful with child birth as only one child survived, Princess Elizabeth. The marriage fell apart quickly though. She was arrested on May 2nd 1536 on the charges of Adultery, incest, and... next
  • Jan 27, 1533

    Marriage to Anne Boleyn (3/3)

    Marriage to Anne Boleyn (3/3)
    plotting to murder the king. Along with Anne, her brother and four other men were beheaded. On May 17th, 1536 she was beheaded by sword, as most royals died that way instead of the traditional axe.
    http://tudorhistory.org/boleyn/ http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/anneboleyn.htm
  • May 30, 1536

    Marriage to Jane Seymour (1/2)

    Marriage to Jane Seymour (1/2)
    Henry's Marraige to Jane Seymour happened shortly after the execution of Anne Boleyn. However she never recieved a coronation as she died before she was able to recieve one. Jane became pregnant in early 1537. It was during this time, Henry thought she was his "true wife" as her every whim was catered during her pregnancy. Henry's long wait was over on October 12th 1537 when Jane had given birth to a son Prince Edward. Jane however died a mere 12 days after the birth of Edward... next
  • May 31, 1536

    Marraige to Jane Seymour (2/2)

    Marraige to Jane Seymour (2/2)
    Henry was heartbroken after her death and wouldn't marry anyone else for three years. Jane was the only one of Henry's wives to buried with him at his tomb. "Henry, VIII." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 14 Dec. 2013.
  • Jan 6, 1540

    Marriage to Anne of Clevis (1/2)

    Marriage to Anne of Clevis (1/2)
    After the death of Jane Henry didn't marry anyone for 3 years. Unlike his first three marriages this one was to achieve an allience with a foreign country after splitting from Rome. They first met on January 1st, 1540. Henry was mortified by her apperence though even calling her a "flander's mare." They were married on Jan. 6th 1540 but by that time Henry was already looking for a way out of this marriage. Political reasons along with personal ones also played a hand in annuling the marriage.
  • Jan 7, 1540

    Marriage to Anne of Clevis (2/2)

    Marriage to Anne of Clevis (2/2)
    Duke of Clevis and the Empire were heading towards war while Henry wanted nothing to do with it. Lastly Henry already had his eye on another woman, Catherine Howard. The marriage was annuled on July 9th 1540.
    http://tudorhistory.org/cleves/
    http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/anneofcleves.htm
  • Jul 28, 1540

    Marriage to Catherine Howard (1/2)

    Marriage to Catherine Howard (1/2)
    Henry married Catherine 16 days after divorceing Anne of Clevis on Jul 28th, 1540. Catherine did manage to raise Henry spirts. As time went on Henry called her "rose without a thorn." Less then a year into the marriage however rumors began to spin that Catherine had seeked out a younger lover. At first Henry didn't believe these rumors and allowed more investigation to find more evidence. When enough evidence was gathered against her she was beheadded on Feb. 13th 1542.
  • Jul 29, 1540

    Marriage to Catherine Howard (2/2)

    Marriage to Catherine Howard (2/2)
  • Jan 1, 1543

    First illustrated study of the Human body

    First illustrated study of the Human body
    Andreas Vesalius wrote De Humani Corporis Fabrica which was ground breaking studies of the human body. This had revived anatomy. The book showed the first good picture of the sphenoid bone as well as showing that the sternum had three parts. He studies covered many different structures of the human body such as skeletal, nervous and muscular. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/vesalius_andreas.shtml
  • Jul 12, 1543

    Marriage to Catherine Parr (1/3)

    Marriage to Catherine Parr (1/3)
    Henry's final wife was Catherine Parr. Katherine was liked by almost all people. Not only was she intelligent she treated evryone with respect regardless of their social standing. Catherine wanted to be a good mother to all of her children and convinced Henry to have his children visit. It's most likly due to her that Elizabeth and Mary were put on the Act of Succession of 1544. Catherine was also put in charge when Henry invaided France. Catherine was also put in charge of Edward's and...
  • Jul 13, 1543

    Marriage to Catherine Parr (2/3)

    Marriage to Catherine Parr (2/3)
    Elizabeth's education an honor she recieved greatly. In 1545 Henry had failing health and Catherine did her best to take his mind of the pain he had, often by debates about theology, a subject henry loved. In 1546 Bishop Gardiner tried to convince Henry that she was a heretic. Henry made a warrent for her arrest if there was proof. She was almost arrested for continuing the debates but she said she only wanted please him while he was in pain. Henry then realized what Gardiner was trying to do..
  • Jul 14, 1543

    Marriage to Catherine Parr (3/3 )

    Marriage to Catherine Parr (3/3 )
  • Jul 1, 1544

    Improvments to the Navy (1/2)

    Improvments to the Navy (1/2)
    Although Henry did make many improvments to the military in general, the biggest change was to the Almost non-existant navy. Henry only had 15 ships when he first became king but that number increased to 80 ships. along with these new numbers Henry also improved the weaponry such making gunports on ships along with huge cannons. Henry also introduced cannon casting to England. This caused English iron workers to create iron cannons which were cheaper than bronze allowing them to have more...
  • Jul 2, 1544

    Improvements to the Navy (2/2)

    Improvements to the Navy (2/2)
    cannons to their ships at the cost of it being less durable. 30 ships were also active during times of peace. When war wasn't at hand they spent thier days chasing pirates. Loades, David (2009). Henry VIII: Court, Church and Conflict. The National Archives. ISBN 978-1-905615-42-1.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Death of King Henry VIII

    Death of King Henry VIII
    Henry VII was suffering from multiple wounds such as a wounded leg that never healed and got constantly infected. Some theorize that a blood clot from his leg injury is what had killed him. A new theory believes that he had suffered from Type II diabetes from his morbid obesity. Whatever he died from is unknown. He died on Jan 28th 1547. http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/tudorbio.htm