The English Reformation

By CHB
  • Dec 16, 1485

    Birth of Catherine of Aragon

    Birth of Catherine of Aragon
    Ferdinand, her father, was the king of Aragon while her mother, Isabella was the queen of Castile
  • Jan 23, 1504

    Birth of Anne Boleyn

    Birth of Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn's parents were Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire.
  • Jan 5, 1508

    Birth of Jane Seymour

    Birth of Jane Seymour
    Her parents were Sir John Seymour, a servant of King Henry, and Margaret Wentworth.
  • Apr 21, 1509

    King Henry VIII Takes the Throne + Biography

    King Henry VIII Takes the Throne + Biography
    Henry VIII takes the throne. Before Henry was king, he was a wild young man. When he was younger, King Henry was into jousting hunting, and jsut about everything a Mideival man could be into! It is said that he often wore out more than five horses each day in his hunting! Sadly, all of these skills were put to rest when he had a crash one day and a horse landed on his lig, breaking it. From then to when Henry was King, he kind of laid low.
  • Jun 11, 1509

    King Henry marries Catherine of Aragon

    King Henry marries Catherine of Aragon
    Fun Facts:
    -Catherine of Aragon was once married to the son of King Henry VII, King Henry VIII was her second marriage.
    -Had 2 kids, Elizabeth and Mary
    -Married 2 months after the death of Henry VII
  • Sep 15, 1512

    Katherine Parr Born

    Katherine Parr Born
    Katherine Parr the sixth and final wife of King Henry is born.
  • Sep 22, 1515

    Birth of Ann of Cleves

    Birth of Ann of Cleves
    Ann of Cleves was born to the duke of Cleves, John III, and Maria, the Duchess of Julich-Berg.
  • Feb 18, 1516

    Mary is Born

    Mary is Born
    Mary is born to King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon at Greenwich Palace.
    Fun Fact: Throughout her life, Mary was mothered by all six of her fathers wives.
  • Mar 23, 1521

    Kathryn Howard Born

    Kathryn Howard Born
    Kathryn Howard, the fifth wife of Henry is born.
  • Jan 25, 1533

    King Henry VIII marries Ann Boleyn

    King Henry VIII marries Ann Boleyn
    During their marriage, They had one child, Elizabeth I
  • Apr 5, 1533

    Queen Mary Does Not Like Her New Mom

    Queen Mary Does Not Like Her New Mom
    Anne Boleyn took the spotlight off of Mary, plus she was a protestant! The ultimate insult in Mary's eyes! Anne made Mary be Elizabeth's servant, and she sent her away from her father. Not a very good mother.
  • May 23, 1533

    Divorce of King Henry and Catherine

    Divorce of King Henry and Catherine
    King Henry Divorced Catherine of Aragon today. Henry became agrevated that Catherine was unable to produce a Male heir to the throne, he began to grow interest in Ann Boleyn and slowly began to seperate from Catherine.
    Fun Fact:
    -King Henry VIII was already re-married to Ann Boleyn befor the divorce
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Elizabeth is Born

    Elizabeth is Born
    Elizabeth is born to Henry VII and Anne Boleyn.
  • Jan 23, 1534

    Henry VIII Breaks Away From Roman Church

    Henry VIII Breaks Away From Roman Church
    When King Henry VIII wanted to divorce his wife, the pope would not allow it, and he decided he was going to force Henry and his wife to stay married. This did not make Henry very happy, so he decided to pass a law called The Act of Supremacy, which put the King at the head of the church, over the pope. In doing this, the Pope and the King became two separate churches, but with pretty much the same beliefs.
  • Apr 18, 1534

    Acts of Supremacy

    Acts of Supremacy
    King Henry VII wrote these laws to declare the king as the head of the church, rather than the pope. This was popular with the public because they would no longer be taxed by the church.
  • Jan 5, 1536

    King Henry marries Jane Seymour

    King Henry marries Jane Seymour
    King Henry felt as though Jane was his first 'true wife' she was able to complete all of his wishes including giving him a male heir to the throne, Prince Edward. Jane came to work in court in service of Queen Catherine. It is thought that King Henry first "noticed" Queen Catherine when he stayed at the Seymour family home in Wilshere, it wasn't until later that King Henry realized his new love for Queen Catherine. Catherine was unsure what to think due to the treatment of his past wives.
  • Jan 23, 1536

    Execution of Ann Boleyn

    Execution of Ann Boleyn
    -Arrested for adultery, incest, & plotting to kill the kind. Ann's enemies convinced King Henry VIII to sign a document calling for investigation of treason of Ann Boleyn
    - 3 other men were arrested for "aiding" Ann in the plot to kill the king
    -Ann was burnt at the stake
    -The arch bishop pronounced the marriage invalid before the exectution, there was no logical reason to do this because if Ann was never married to Henry. she couldnt have committed adultery.
  • Oct 12, 1537

    Edward VI is Born

    Edward VI is Born
    Edward VI is born to Henry VII and Jane Seymour.
  • Oct 24, 1537

    Death of Jane Seymour

    Death of Jane Seymour
    Jane Seymour died two weeks after the birth of Prince Edward, it is believed that childbirth made her very weak and eventually lead to her death.
  • Jan 6, 1540

    Marriage of Ann of Cleves and King Henry

    Marriage of Ann of Cleves and King Henry
    King Henry VIII sets a personal record for longest amount of time single. 13 years, atta-boy! Henry fell in love with a self portrait of the Ann of Cleves and had not met her personally before he fell in love with her.
  • Jul 2, 1540

    Divorce of King Henry and Ann of Cleves

    Divorce of King Henry and Ann of Cleves
    Tension grew between the Duke of Cleves (Ann's homeland) and England. He also found her unattractive, and nothing like the portrait he saw. After the 2 divorced, they were very close to eachother. She was like his sister, she even attended his marriages to both Katherine Parr & Howard! Ann and Mary were also very close, they were very similar in age and had a great reationship together.
  • Jul 28, 1540

    Kathryn Howard and Henry Married

    Kathryn and Henry were married. Kathryn was barely 19 when she was married to Henry.
  • Nov 23, 1541

    Katheryn Accused

    Katheryn Accused
    The investigation starts against Katheryn that lead to her execution.
  • Feb 13, 1542

    Kathryn was Executed

    Kathryn was Executed
    After Henry had gathered enough evidence to believe Kathryn was unfaithful and executed her
  • Jul 12, 1543

    Katherine Parr and King Henry Married

    Katherine Parr and King Henry Married
  • Feb 20, 1547

    King Edward VI Coronation

    King Edward VI Coronation
    Fun Fact:
    King Edward never ruled completely by himself. He had to have a regent because he was only nine when he became king.
  • Sep 5, 1548

    Katherine Dies

    Katherine Dies
    Katherine Parr dies a widow after the death of King Henry on January 28 of the previous year.
  • Jan 23, 1550

    King Henry VI Abolishes Catholic Mass

    King Henry VI Abolishes Catholic Mass
    Henry VI hated Catholocism and he really liked Protestants. This led him to aboloshing Catholic mass.
  • Jan 23, 1553

    Henry VI Names Lady Jane Grey as His Heir

    Henry VI Names Lady Jane Grey as His Heir
    Lady Jane Grey was a strong protestant along with Henry VI.. What could make a better heir?
  • Mar 11, 1553

    Queen Mary Passes a Law

    Queen Mary Passes a Law
    Queen Mary passes a new law that states that women rulers have just as much power and authority as any Male rulers.
  • Jul 6, 1553

    Henry VI Dies

    Henry VI Dies
  • Oct 1, 1553

    Queen Mary's Coronation

    Queen Mary's Coronation
    Mary was given the crown of England as the heir of Henry VIII at Westminster Abbey.
    Fun Fact:
    Queen Mary was the first Woman to truly be crowned as the Queen of England.
  • Aug 24, 1554

    Queen Mary Marries King Phillip II of Spain

    Queen Mary Marries King Phillip II of Spain
    Mary was eleven years older than Philip. (What a cougar.) The English Parliament never let him co-rule with Mary, so he had very limited power in England.
  • Jan 23, 1556

    Mary Burns Protestants at the Stake

    Mary Burns Protestants at the Stake
    Queen Mary was a strong Catholic, and she couldn't stand these protestants. She believed that her religion was the only one to be followed, so when she had power, she burned some people who went against her religion. Mary nearly burned 300 people at the stake, and it was this act that gave her the name "Bloody" Mary.
  • Apr 10, 1556

    Mary Has Fake Pregnancies

    Mary Has Fake Pregnancies
    Queen Mary so desperately wanted an heir that she convinced herself that she was pregnant.. Nine months later, she was thoroughly dissappointed. This happened three times.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Queen Mary Dies

    Queen Mary Dies
  • Jan 15, 1559

    Queen Elizabeth's Coronation

    Queen Elizabeth's Coronation
    Elizabeth was given the crown on this day, even though she actually became the Queen on the 17th of November in 1558.
  • Jan 23, 1559

    Act of Supremacy

    Act of Supremacy
    Queen Elixabeth rewrites the Act of Supremacy so that she is now the supreme governer of the church in England. This meant that she now had more power than she previously did as just the head of the church.
  • Jan 23, 1560

    Queen Elizabeth's Nickname

    Queen Elizabeth's Nickname
    Elizabeth was called the "Virgin Queen," because she was never married and never bore any offspring.
  • May 25, 1563

    Church of England Established

    Church of England Established
    Elizabeth laid down the doctrines to help recreate the Church of England as the head of the church.
  • Mary Queen of Scotts is Executed

    Mary Queen of Scotts is Executed
    Queen Elizabeth executes Mary Queen of Scotts due to her Catholic beliefs.
  • Elizabeth Defeats Spanish Armada

    Elizabeth Defeats Spanish Armada
    The Spanish Armada was planned to be used to reestablish Roman Catholic Rule, but she stopped them in battle.
  • Queen Elizabeth Dies

    Queen Elizabeth Dies
    Queen Elizabeth, the fifth and final monarch of the Tudor line, dies on this day.