My History Timeline

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  • Aug 22, 1485

    Battle of Bosworth, Richard III dies and Henry VI becomes King

  • Jun 28, 1491

    Henry VIII born

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus discovers America

  • Apr 22, 1509

    Henry VII dies and Henry VIII becomes King

  • Feb 18, 1516

    Mary I born

  • May 16, 1532

    Reformation of churches

    Attempts to reform the Catholic Church and the development of Protestant Churches in western Europe are known as the Reformation. The Reformation began in 1517 when a German monk called Martin Luther protested about the Catholic Church. His followers became known as Protestants
  • Jan 25, 1533

    Anne Boleyn marries Henry VIII

  • Sep 7, 1533

    Queen Elizabeth I is born

  • Apr 20, 1534

    Act of supremacy

    Act of Supremacy, (1534) English act of Parliament that recognized Henry VIII as the “Supreme Head of the Church of England"
  • Period: May 7, 1536 to Apr 17, 1540

    Dissolution of monastries

    Over 800 monasteries were dissolved, demolished for building materials or sold off . Henry put Thomas Cromwell in charge of getting rid of the monasteries. Cromwell started by sending commissioners to all the monasteries to find out what they own, how much money they have coming in etc
  • Mar 20, 1547

    Edward VI is corwned ay Westminister Abbey

  • Sep 16, 1549

    The New English Prayer book made

  • Dec 24, 1553

    Mary Tudor becomes Queen after Jane Seymour stayed Queen for 9 days

  • Jul 25, 1554

    England becomes Catholic as Mary marries Phillip of Spain

    Jane Seymour is also executed as well as Elizabeth I put into tower
  • Aug 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I succeeds to the throne

  • Mary Queen of Scots is executed

  • Spanish Armada is defeated

  • James I of England or James VI of Scotland becomes King

  • The Gunpowder Plot

  • Charles I becomes King

  • Cilvil War breaks out

  • Charles I is executed