The English Reformation

  • Jun 11, 1509

    Catherine of Aragon Marries Henry VIII

    Catherine of Aragon Marries Henry VIII
    Catherine married Henry VIII before he was coronated. Originally , she was married to Prince Arthur, but he died and she became a widow. Catherine played a large role in the success of the Battle of Flodden while serving as the regent for Henry. Henry and Catherine only had one successful child, despite six failed pregnancy. Catherine played a role in the seperation of the monarchy from the Roman Catholic Church. Catherine's marriage was later declared null and void.
  • Jun 24, 1509

    Henry VIII Takes the Throne

    Henry VIII Takes the Throne
    Henry was the younger brother of the family and thus lacked attention from his father. His father was always focused on Henry the VIII. When Henry the VII was ruling in England Henry the VIII stayed with his mother Elizibeth of York and lived a quiet life and then one day his brother and his wife suddenly died leaving him to rule. His father still griefed after his brothers death and still gave him no attention. This just made him want to become a better monarch although his father hated him.
  • Jan 21, 1516

    Birth of Mary Tudor

    Birth of Mary Tudor
    Mary Tudor was the daughter of Henry's first wife Katherine of Aragon. She would soon grow up and change England into a Roman Catholosicm while murduring protestants.
  • Feb 18, 1516

    Queen Mary I is Born

    Queen Mary I is Born
    Queen Mary I was born on February 18, 1516. She was the only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon to survive childhood.
  • Jan 25, 1533

    Queen Ann Boleyn

    Queen Ann Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn was often portrayed as ugly by having lots of big moles on her face along with a large mole on her neck. A women that looked like her would not likely be considered worthy of being a queen. She met the king when she was at court. After she appeared the king took a great interest towards her and eventually got married on the 25th of January, 1533. When she was married she was very unpopular. She made many enemies at court and that caught up to her on her execution on 19th of May, 1536
  • May 23, 1533

    Catherine of Aragon Divorces Henry VIII

    Catherine of Aragon Divorces Henry VIII
    Henry VIII had his marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled on May 23, 1533. He had found new love interests within Anne Boleyn. Henry no longer loved Catherine, and she had failed to produce a male heir for him, so he divorced her and five days later he married Anne Boleyn.
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Elizabeth the 1st

    Elizabeth the 1st
    Elizabeth the 1st (1533 - 1603) was known as the Virgin Queen because she never married and her mother was Anne Boleyn. She also defeated the Spanish Armada and kept England safe from the Spain. When she was queen she repealed the Catholic legislation which was put in place by Bloody Mary.
  • Nov 1, 1534

    Act of Supremacy of 1534 is Passed

    Act of Supremacy of 1534 is Passed
    The Act of Supremacy was a legislation that declared the King the head of the Church. It was created because Henry VIII wanted a divorce, but the Pope would not grant it. Henry VIII established this legislation, and it made the King the head of the Church. This act is often credited with starting the English Reformation. The Act of Supremacy of 1534 would be revoked by the Catholic Queen, Queen Mary.
  • May 19, 1536

    Anne Boleyn is Executed

    Anne Boleyn is Executed
    Anne Boleyn was executed on top of the Tower of London on May 19, 1536. King Henry VIII no longer loved Anne Boleyn since she also produced a daughter, Queen Elizabeth I. Also, he accused her of treason and she was creating too many enemies. Henry VIII had her executed on top of the Tower and would later marry Jane Seymour.
  • May 30, 1536

    Jane Seymour Marries Henry VIII

    Jane Seymour Marries Henry VIII
    Jane Seymour married Henry VIII on May 30th, 1536. This was only 11 days after Anne's death. Henry VIII met Jane when he was staying with the Seymour family in 1535. Her actions are debatable, but some people believe that she flirted and flaunted with Henry, hoping to become the Queen. Jane was maid of honour for Catherine of Aragon and served Anne Boleyn. In early 1537 Jane Seymour became pregnant. On October 12, Jane Seymour gave birth to Prince Edward.
  • Oct 12, 1537

    King Edward VI is Born

    King Edward VI is Born
    King Edward VI was born on October 12, 1537. He was the only son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Edward would eventually succeed his father, Henry, for the throne.
  • Oct 24, 1537

    Jane Seymour Dies

    Jane Seymour Dies
    Jane Seymour died on October 24, 1537, 14 days after her son's coronation. It is widely believed that she experienced a tough labour and the baby's position caused her to fall ill. The child birth took a toll on Jane, and she would later be buried in Henry VII's personal tomb. She was the only wife to be buried with him.
  • Jan 6, 1540

    Queen Anne of Cleves

    Queen Anne of Cleves
    Anne of Cleves fell in love with henry VIII. She had no political gain whatsoever to Henry but henry loved her and so they got married. This marriage lasted 6 months and afterword’s she lived in the house that was once owned by Ann Boleyn. The marriage was dissolved because henry didn’t love her anymore, she gave him no more political power, and relationships between England and the Duke of Cleves started to tension. After all of this the marriage was finally dissolved on July, 1540.
  • Jul 2, 1540

    Queen Anne of Cleves Marriage Dissolved

    Queen Anne of Cleves Marriage Dissolved
    Due to Complications with the duke of Cleves and the loss of love between henry the VIII the marriage between the two have been dissolved.
    July, 1540
  • Jul 28, 1540

    Kathryn Howard Marries Henry VIII

    Kathryn Howard Marries Henry VIII
    Kathryn Howard married Henry VIII on July 28, 1540. She was the first cousin to Anne Boleyn. She was a lady in waiting to Anne Cleves when she caught Henry VIII's attention. Her uncle encouraged her to respond to the King's attention. 16 days after Henry VIII divorced Anne Cleves he married Kathryn Howard. She was 19 years old while Henry was 49 years old. Kathryn constantly flirted with younger men. She also proceeded to apoint one of her admirers as her secretary. Execution would soon follow.
  • Feb 13, 1542

    Kathryn Howard is Executed

    Kathryn Howard is Executed
    Kathryn Howard was executed on the Tower Green on February 13, 1542. She was accused of adultery while married to Henry VIII. At first, Henry did not believe this, but he soon found evidence that proved her infedelity. In fact, she appointed her lover her own personal secretary.
  • Feb 13, 1542

    Execution of Queen Katherine Howard

    Execution of Queen Katherine Howard
    Due to infadelaty with a younger man, Katherine Howard was executed and therefore divorced from King Henry the VIII
  • Jul 12, 1543

    Queen Katherine Parr

    Queen Katherine Parr
    Katherine Parr was a well educated women and a patron of the arts. She had written 2 books and was widowed many times along with escaping Henry the VIII with her life. She married Henry on the 12th of July, 1543 and around that time started to add another language to her collection. She was fluent in French, Latin and Italian and began learning Spanish when she was Queen. She was widowed to Henry the VIII on the 28th of January, 1547. She died on the 5th September, 1548 following borning a child
  • Jan 28, 1547

    King Henry VIII Dies

    King Henry VIII Dies
    King Henry VIII died on January 28, 1548. His health had been constantly deteriorating before his death. For the previous 8 days before he died Henry VIII was bedridden. The doctor reported he had swollen ruptures on his leg and Henry was too weak to hold a glass of water.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    The Widowing of Katherine Parr

    The Widowing of Katherine Parr
    Henry the VIII died leaving Katherine Parr as one of the only ones to escape his grip on her.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    King Edward VI

    King Edward VI
    King Edward was only 11 when he was king and was the son of Jane Seymour and Henry the VIII. Henry only ruled for six years dieing from a terrible illness. He died on the 6th of July 1553 and then Lady Jane Grey came into power.
  • Jul 1, 1553

    Bloody Mary becomes Queen

    Bloody Mary becomes Queen
    Mary Tudor quickly earned the nickname Bloody Mary became queen on 1553 and on 1554 married King Phillip II of Spain. Mary was 11 years older than Philip and they didnt trust Philip as king so he was never king of england. Mary is known for the prosecution of protestants and the conversion to roman catholocism in England.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Queen Elizabeth I Takes the Throne

    Queen Elizabeth I Takes the Throne
    Queen Elizabeth I received the throne on January 15, 1559. She received the throne after Mary's death in November of 1558. Elizabeth's mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed on the Tower Green. Rhetorically, Elizabeth would also be imprisoned in the Tower because Mary viewed her as a threat. Elizabeth was released and she gained popularity within the people. The protestants did not like Mary and they supported Elizabeth and help uprisings in her name. Elizabeth I allowed choice of religion.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Death of Queen Mary

    Death of Queen Mary
    At the end of her life she tried to have a baby to take her thrown instead of Elizibeth but it was a false pregnancy and then she died of sickness on the 17th of november, 1558
  • Jan 1, 1559

    Act of Supremacy of 1559 is Passed

    Act of Supremacy of 1559 is Passed
    The Act of Supremacy of 1559 was basically a reinstitution of the Act of Supremacy of 1534. Queen Mary had revoked the previous Act of Supremacy because she was highly Catholic. When Queen Elizabeth I took the throne she reinstated these laws. Queen Elizabeth was declared the head of the Church of England and the Queen. This act also established the Anglican Church in England.
  • Death of Queen Elizabeth

    Death of Queen Elizabeth
    Queen Elizabeth died just after 5 of her friends because she got sick.