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  • Dec 16, 1485

    Catherine of Aragon is born

    Catherine of Aragon is born
    Catherine 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 VIII

    Young Henry VIII
    Henry 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 throne

    Henry becomes heir to the throne
    Henry'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 born

    Anne Boleyn was born
    Anne 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 born

    Jane Seymore is born
    Jane 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 VIII

    King Henry VIII
    Henry becomes King
  • Jun 11, 1509

    King Henry marries Catherine of Aragon

    King Henry marries Catherine of Aragon
    King 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 born

    Anne of Cleaves was born
    Anne of Cleaves was born on the 22nd of December, 1515.
  • Feb 18, 1516

    Birth Of Mary I

    Birth Of Mary I
    Mary 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 born

    Kathryn Howard was born
    Kathryn Howard was born on an unknown date.
  • Jan 17, 1533

    King henry divorces Catherine

    King henry divorces Catherine
    Apparently, 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 Boleyn

    King Henry marries Anne Boleyn
    Henry 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 Born

    Elizabeth I Born
    Born 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 Act

    First Succession Act
    Made unborn Princess Elizabeth the successor, declared Mary I a bastard child. Repealed in 1536
  • Nov 26, 1534

    1st Act of Supremacy

    1st Act of Supremacy
    Declared that Henry VIII is the head of the Church of England
  • Jan 7, 1536

    Catherine of Aragon Dies

    Catherine of Aragon Dies
    Catherine 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 Boleyn

    King Henry executes Anne Boleyn
    King 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 Seymore

    King Henry marries Jane Seymore
    King 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 Born

    Edward VI Born
    Born 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 dies

    Jane Seymore dies
    Jane 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 Cleaves

    King henry marries Anne of Cleaves
    King 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 Cleaves

    King Henry divorces Anne of Cleaves
    In 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 Howard

    King Henry marries Kathryn Howard
    King 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 executed

    Kathryn Howard is executed
    Kathryn is executed on the 13th of Febuary, 1542.
  • Jul 12, 1543

    King Henry marries Katherine Parr

    King Henry marries Katherine Parr
    King Henry marries Catherine Parr on the 12th of July, 1543.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Henry VIII Dies

    Henry VIII Dies
    King Henry VIII dies from complications related to obesity and untreated type II diabeties.
  • Feb 20, 1547

    Edward VI Coronated

    Edward VI Coronated
    Because he was only 9 years old, a Regency Council was selected to rule until he was 18
  • Sep 5, 1548

    Katherine Parr dies

    Katherine Parr dies
    Katherine Parr dies on the 5th of September, 1548
  • Jul 6, 1553

    Edward VI Dies

    Edward VI Dies
    Before 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

    Mary I Coronated
  • Jul 16, 1557

    Anne of Cleaves dies.

    Anne of Cleaves dies.
    Anne of Cleaves died on the 16th of July, 1557.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Mary I Dies

    Mary I Dies
  • Jan 1, 1559

    2nd Act of Supremacy

    2nd Act of Supremacy
    Reinstated Henry VIII"s Act of Supremacy. Elizabeth became the head of the church.
  • Jan 15, 1559

    Elizabeth I Coronated

    Elizabeth I Coronated
  • Queen Elizabeth I Dies

    Queen Elizabeth I Dies
    End of the Tudor line of rulers