Dec 16, 1485
Catherine of Aragon is bornCatherine of Aragon is born on the 16th of December in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. *She was bethothed at age 3 to prince Arthur
*She was married at 16 years old
Jan 1, 1501
Young Henry VIIIHenry VIII was born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, their third child and second son. Prince Arthur was heir to the throne, so his childhood until Arthur died was without many respnsibilies. Pictured is Henry VII
Apr 2, 1502
Henry becomes heir to the throneHenry's brother, Prince Arthur dies 20 weeks after marrying Catherine of Aragon; thus making Henry VIII the oldest living son of Henry VII and heir to the throne. He took over Arthur's responsibilities such as being the Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Wales, and Earl of Chester.
May 30, 1505
Anne Boleyn was bornAnne Boleyn's birth is not officialy determined by historians, but they put her birth sometime between 1500 and 1509 in the months of late May to late April. *She was born with a sixth finger
*Historians can't determine her birth
Aug 10, 1508
Jane Seymore is bornJane Seymore is born in Wolf Hall, Wiltshire *Jane was a servant to Catherine and Anne
*The king first "noticed" Jane when he stayed at her house in Wiltshire.
Jan 1, 1509
King Henry VIIIHenry becomes King
Jun 11, 1509
King Henry marries Catherine of AragonKing henry marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. *Catherine was married to Henry's older brother, who died of sweating sickness.
*Catherine and Henry had 4 plus children, of which only Mary lived.
Dec 22, 1515
Anne of Cleaves was bornAnne of Cleaves was born on the 22nd of December, 1515.
Feb 18, 1516
Birth Of Mary IMary Tudor was born to Henry and Catherine of Aragon *Only child of Catherine to survive infancy
*Entertained a member of the French delegation with the harpsicord when she was only 4
*Henry boasted of her "She never cries"
*Never recognized Anne Boleyn as Queen
*Married Charles V's son Prince Philip of Spain and attempted to have a child because she didn't want Elizabeth to be her successor.
Jan 22, 1521
Kathryn Howard was bornKathryn Howard was born on an unknown date.
- Kathryn was the niece of the Duke of Norfolk
- She was the first cousin of the hated Anne Boleyn
Jan 17, 1533
King henry divorces CatherineApparently, Catherine was not good enough for Henry when he found out that she was no longer able to concieve.
Jan 25, 1533
King Henry marries Anne BoleynHenry was with Annes sister years before he met Anne. He married Anne on the 25th of January in 1533. *Anne and henry were secretly married at first
*Henry was married to Anne and Catherine at one point
Sep 7, 1533
Elizabeth I BornBorn to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn *Declared illegitimate by Henry VIII after Anne Boleyn was executed
*One of her mottos was "I see, and say nothing"
*The Elizabethan era was famous above all for the flourishing of English drama
*44 year reign is one of the longest reigns in England's history
*Elizabeth appointed advisors that for the most part ran the government
Mar 25, 1534
First Succession ActMade unborn Princess Elizabeth the successor, declared Mary I a bastard child. Repealed in 1536
Nov 26, 1534
1st Act of SupremacyDeclared that Henry VIII is the head of the Church of England
Jan 7, 1536
Catherine of Aragon DiesCatherine of Aragon dies in Kimbleton Castle *After her divorce, Catherine fell into a state of depression and died 3 years later.
May 19, 1536
King Henry executes Anne BoleynKing henry executes Anne Boleyn, his second wife, in the tower of London on May 19th, 1536. *She was executed for incest and adultury, on top of forming a plot to kill the king.
May 30, 1536
King Henry marries Jane SeymoreKing Henry marries Jane Seymore in the queens closet in Whitehall palace *Henry and Jane got married within 24 hours of Anne's execution
*Henry considered Jane as his only real wife.
Oct 12, 1537
Edward VI BornBorn to Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. He is Henry's only son to make it past infancy *His mother died of postnatal complications before Edward was 2 weeks old
*Was given his own troupe of minstrels
*Edward wrote a treatise that described the pope as the Antichrist
*Edward Seymour was his caretaker after his father's death
*Never was an actual ruler because he didn't reach the age of 18
Oct 24, 1537
Jane Seymore diesJane Seymore dies of the prolonging effects of childbirth on the 24th of October, 1537 in Hampton Court Palace. *She is the only wife that was buried with King Henry
Jan 6, 1540
King henry marries Anne of CleavesKing Henry marries Anne of Cleaves on the 6th of January, 1540 in Greenwhich. *Henry realized that England was vulnerable and isolated, so he chose to be married to a position of power for alliances.
*King Henry sent out agents in foriegn courts to seek out a desireable bride for him.
* The alliance with the Cleaves didn't work out, but Henry was still forced to go through with the marriage.
Jul 25, 1540
King Henry divorces Anne of CleavesIn July of 1540, Henry divorces Anne of Cleaves *by the time of the wedding, Henry was already looking for ways out of his mairrage.
Jul 28, 1540
King Henry marries Kathryn HowardKing Henry married Kathryn Howard on the 28th on July, 1540 in the Oatlands Palace *Henry and Kathryn got married 16 days after he divorce Anne of Cleaves.
*Henry was 49 and Kathryn was 19
Feb 13, 1542
Kathryn Howard is executedKathryn is executed on the 13th of Febuary, 1542.
- She was executed for cheating on Henry.
Jul 12, 1543
King Henry marries Katherine ParrKing Henry marries Catherine Parr on the 12th of July, 1543.
- She was very educated for a woman of that era
- She grew up in a household of only women, being that her dad died.
- She was 22 and Henry was 51 when they married
- She was widowed twice already when King Henry died
Jan 28, 1547
Henry VIII DiesKing Henry VIII dies from complications related to obesity and untreated type II diabeties.
Feb 20, 1547
Edward VI CoronatedBecause he was only 9 years old, a Regency Council was selected to rule until he was 18
Sep 5, 1548
Katherine Parr diesKatherine Parr dies on the 5th of September, 1548
- Katherine died just a few months after birthing her first child
Jul 6, 1553
Edward VI DiesBefore he dies he names his cousin, Lady Jane Grey as his heir. She rules for 9 days before Mary is proclaimed Queen.
Oct 1, 1553
Mary I Coronated
Jul 16, 1557
Anne of Cleaves dies.Anne of Cleaves died on the 16th of July, 1557.
Nov 17, 1558
Mary I Dies
Jan 1, 1559
2nd Act of SupremacyReinstated Henry VIII"s Act of Supremacy. Elizabeth became the head of the church.
Jan 15, 1559
Elizabeth I Coronated
Queen Elizabeth I DiesEnd of the Tudor line of rulers