Period: Jan 1, 1500 to
The English Reformation
Jun 11, 1509
King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon-Was betrothed at the age of 3 to Henry VIII's brother
-Traveled to England in 1501 at the age of 16
-Married Aurthur but was widowed after six months
-Henry VII wouldn't let Henry VIII marry Catherine so the two had to wait until Henry VII's death
-Catherine's mistress, Anne, became Henry's lover
Jun 24, 1509
King Henry VIII takes the throneAt 10 years old, King Henry VIII was not assumed to take the throne, his brother was. His brother Arthur was 5 years older than him and was married, 6 months after the marriager he died. Now with his brother dead, he could be king. His father King Henry VII gave his son his dead son's wife at the age of 17.
Jun 27, 1509
More than a kingKing Henry VII was more than a King, he also like to be an author and a composer. He has a very crazy love life. At the age of 17, he married and many years later wanted a divorce. He had 6 wives and the story of their lifes are summed up in "divorced, be-headed, died, divorved, be-headed, survived. The last one only survived because he died before her.
Feb 18, 1516
Mary I was born
Jan 22, 1533
King Henry VIII dissolves marriage with Catherine
Jan 25, 1533
King Henry marries Anne Boleyn-Spent many years in France
-Had six fingers and many other contusions on her body
-Had many romantic affairs before King Henry VIII
-Was into religious reform and gave some "new ideas" to Henry
-Was the first of King Henry's wives to be executed
Sep 7, 1533
Queen Elizabeth I was born
May 21, 1534
Separation from churchHe wasnted a divorce from his first wife, which the church would not allow. He wanted this divorce because all the male heirs didn't survive with his wife. He needed a male so he wanted a new wife. Since the church did not allow it, he became the head of the church of England, with this, he made sure he was allowed to divorce. He kept this trend going with himself, he had 6 wives over his life. He only divorced two but with the power he now had, he could get rid of them as he pleased.
May 30, 1536
King Henry marries Jane Seymour-Was "in line" for King Henry, but had to wait for Anne
-When her time came, she took every opportunity to show off, even in front of the current queen
-Was betrothed to King Henry less than 24 hours after Anne's execution
-Had King Henry's first son
-Died two weeks after she gave birth
Oct 12, 1537
King Edward was born
Oct 24, 1537
Jane Seymour dies
Jan 6, 1540
King Henry marries Anne of Cleves-The marriage was more focused on political alliance than love
-Henry was looking to dissolve the marriage before it even began
-Anne was not suited for court life
-Was more suited for domestic roles
-Divorced King Henry and was given some land and the title of "King's Sister"
Jul 14, 1540
Anne's Marriage with King Henry is dissolved
Jul 28, 1540
King Henry marries Kathryn Howard-Was the first cousin of Anne Boleyn
-Her uncle wanted her to marry to increase his own power
-Was married to King Henry 16 days after his previous marriage ended
-Rejuvanized the king's will to live
-Began to criticized for being unfaithful to the marriage
Feb 13, 1542
Kathryn is executed
Jul 12, 1543
King Henry marries Katherine Parr-Was the last of King Henry's wives
-Was named after the king's first wife
-The marriage was her third
-Was very interested in the reformed faith
-After King Henry's death, she married Jane Seymour's husband
Jan 28, 1547
King Henry VIII dies
Apr 23, 1549
King Edward took the throneHe became the king at the age of ten because he was the only son of King Henry the VIII. He was very sickly and had tuberculosis.
He was a protestant and made the common book of prayers
When he died his sister took the throne for nine days until she was “disposed” for the rightful heir.
He was king Henry VIII son and he only lived till he was 14.
He was a very sickly child and his mother died of child bed fever after the birth of edward.
Jul 6, 1553
King Edward diesHe died of Tuberculosis at the age of 14.
Jul 19, 1553
Mary I took the throneShe took the throne after the death of her half-brother Edward VI and the execution of Lady Jane Grey, who had been declared queen after him.
She burned of 300 people at the stake and was named bloody mary for it.
She announced she was pregnant but it was a false pregnancy.
She was married to King Phillip the second.
Nov 17, 1558
Queen Elizabeth I takes the throneShe succeeded to the throne after the death Mary. She was next in line for the throne when her sister Mary I died without having any children. Mary became queen after the death of her half-brother Edward.
She was the queen during the exploration of the new world.
During her reign the Spanish Armada was defeated and the England remained safe.
She was the second child.
Nov 17, 1558
Mary I diesShe died of cancer
Queen Elizabeth diesShe died of blood poisening