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The English Reformation Timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1509 to

    The English Reformation

  • Jun 11, 1509

    Marriage to Catherine of Aragon

    Marriage to Catherine of Aragon
    -Catherine of Aragon was born December 16th, 1485 in Spain.
    -Henery the Eighth married Catherine of Aragon after his father died; they had a joint cornoation on June 24th, 1509.
    -Catherine bore a stilborn, then a son that died after 52 days, a miscarriage, a son that soon died and enventually in 1516 Mary was born.
    - She was 23 when she married Henry (who was 18)
    -Catherine and Henry ended their marriage which required Herny to step away from the church.
  • Jun 24, 1509

    Coronation of Henry VIII

    Coronation of Henry VIII
  • Jun 24, 1509

    Biography of Henry VIII

    Biography of Henry VIII
    Henry was born in Grenwich, England of June 28, 1491. He was the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. His elder brother died in 1502, allowing him to ascend in 1509. When he was young, he was athletic and intelligent. He spoke English, Spanish, French, and Latin. He was also very religious; he apparently heard three masses per day. He was very fond of hunting. He would tire eight to ten horses each time he went out. He loved writing, music, and art. He was a great patron of arts.
  • Feb 18, 1516

    Birth of Mary Tudor

    Birth of Mary Tudor
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  • Jan 25, 1533

    Marriage of Anne Boleyn

    Marriage of Anne Boleyn
    -Historians are uncertian about Anne Boleyns' actual birthday.
    -Although she was born in Norfolk, she ended up in France attending to Queens.
    -There were many rumours of her being ugly, with a potential sixth finger. She was simply just different as she had dark skin and large brown eyes.
    -King Henry most likely sought Anne to be his mistress, as she was found to have many love affairs.
    -She bore Elizabeth, followed by miscarriages.
    -Anne Boleyn was accused of adultery and beheaded.
  • May 23, 1533

    Annullment: Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII

    Annullment: Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII
  • Jun 1, 1533

    Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Curch

    Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Curch
    Henry VIII needed a male heir to succeed him. His first wife could not produce a male hier for him, and she was now in her forties. He wanted to divorce her and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope did not allow him to divorce her. He tried, but couldn't get a divorce. To get around it, he created his own Church of England, declared himself head of it, and got the divorce.
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Birth of Elizabeth I

    Birth of Elizabeth I
  • Nov 17, 1534

    First Act of Supremacy

    First Act of Supremacy
    This Act named the the king head of the Curch of England, essentially seperating it from Rome and the Pope's control. This allowed, and was intended to, get an annulment for Heny VIII and Catherine of Aragon's marriage.
  • Jan 7, 1536

    Death of Catherine of Aragon

    Death of Catherine of Aragon
    Catherine of Aragon died, likely of cancer, in iscolation at Kimbolton Castle. She died and was buried not under the title of Queen. Henry did not go to her funeral, and he did not allow Mary to go, either. He and Anne were purported to have worn yellow during the mourning period, not black as was customary. This was seen by some a s a sign of celeberation at Catherine's death.
  • May 17, 1536

    Annullment: Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

    Annullment: Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII
  • May 19, 1536

    Excecution of Anne Boleyn

    Excecution of Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn was excecuted on chrage of treason and adultery. She was beheaded in the Tower of London by an expert swordman Henry brought in from France. She maintained her innocence until her death.
  • May 30, 1536

    Marriage to Jane Seymour

    Marriage to Jane Seymour
    -In the Feburary of 1536 King Henry had lost intrest in Anne and began to favour Jane.
    -People wonder how Jane felt about being the new apple of Henry's eyes. Was she scared? Or calm?
    -Henry treated Jane like a queen because he believed her to be his "true wife" and that she would deliever his son.
    -Her first preganceny bore a healthy boy named Edward who was later christened.
    -She died two weeks after Edward's christening as she was extremely weak from the birth of the boy.
  • Oct 12, 1537

    Birth of Edward VI

    Birth of Edward VI
  • Oct 24, 1537

    Death of Jane Seymour

    Death of Jane Seymour
    Jane Seymour died after giving birth to Henry's only male hier, Edward VI. She supposedly spent two nights and three days in labor. She died shortly after, probably of infection. She was the only one of Henry's wives to have been given a Queen's burial.
  • Jan 6, 1540

    Marriage to Anne of Cleves

    Marriage to Anne of Cleves
    -Waited to marry for two years after Jane, most likely to respect her and express his love through mourning.
    -He married Anne to gain an alliance as England appeared vunerable after leaving the church.
    -From the marriage in Janurary Henry was already trying to get rid of Anne as she did have musical or literature skills and was not attractive in Henry's eyes.
    -The marriage ended peacefully as she knew that she could not top Henry. He gave her land and the Hever Castle
    -She wanted to remarry him
  • Jul 9, 1540

    Divorced: Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII

    Divorced: Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII
  • Jul 28, 1540

    Marriage of Kathryn Howard

    Marriage of Kathryn Howard
    -When Henry and Kathryn were wed, she was 19 and Henry was 39.
    -She was cousin to Anne Boleyn and brought up in Norfolk.
    -It is believed that her uncle pushed her to interact with with the King, presumably to help his power,
    -He was married to Kathryn sixteen days after the death of Anne of Cleves.
    -Henry loved the enrgy and young womenly spirit that Kathryn held.
    -She was caught flirting wtih other men and was accused of adultery, after two years of marriage she was executed.
  • Feb 13, 1542

    Execution of Catherine Howard

    Execution of Catherine Howard
    Catherine Howard was executed in the Tower of London for crimes of treason and adultery. She was supposed to have called her punishment "worthy and just" before her beheading.
  • Jul 12, 1543

    Marriage to Katherine Parr

    Marriage to Katherine Parr
    -Katherine was named after Henry's first wife Catherine by incident.
    -Katherine was widowed two times before marrying Henry by the age of 31.
    -She originally wanted to marry Thomas Seymour however, King Henry proposed and she felt it her dut to accept it.
    -She was a key figure in the fight for religion (contraversial) Katherine was also a patron of the arts.
    -King Henry died so she married Thomas and gave birth to her first child at 36 and died from labour.
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Henry VIII Dies

    Henry VIII Dies
    No exact causes have been put to his death, however the biggest factors include his weight, disease, and simply old age (he was 56)
  • Jan 28, 1547

    Coronation of Edward VI

    Coronation of Edward VI
  • Sep 5, 1548

    Katherine Parr Dies

    Katherine Parr Dies
    Ctherine Parr dies in chidbirth, but the child survives.
  • Jan 1, 1553

    Coronation of Mary Tudor

    Coronation of Mary Tudor
    -She married King Phillip Second from Spain; he did not have much power.
    -Mary announced a false pregnancy shortly after her marriage.
    -Mary returned the Kingdom to Roman Catholism, in the process she executed the Protestants.
    -She burnt 300 Protestants at the stake giving her name
    "Bloody Mary"
    -She hated Anne Boleyn and everything to do with her
  • Jul 6, 1553

    Edward VI Dies

    Edward VI Dies
    Edward VI died at age 15 at Greenwich palace of what was likely tubercolosis. He fought with the disease since January, recovering at times, and then lapsing back into sickness.
  • Jul 16, 1557

    Death of Anne of Cleves

    Death of Anne of Cleves
    Anne of Cleves died of what was likely cancer an Chelsea old Manor. She was Buried in Westminster Abbey.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Death of Mary I

    Death of Mary I
    Mary I died of an unknown sickness after a five year reign. She was succeeded by Elizabth I, her half sister.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Cornation of Elizabeth

    Cornation of Elizabeth
    -She never married and gained the title 'Virgin Queen" although there were plenty of suitors.
    -Elizabeth ended the legislation put in place by Mary, ridding the kingdom of Catholism.
    -Under her lead England defeated the Spanish Armada and explored the New World.
    -She almost died of smallpox in 1562, but prevailed with a few facial scars
    -She lived to a shocking 70 years of age
    -Overall she was an excellent leader.
  • Jan 17, 1559

    Second Act of Supremacy

    Second Act of Supremacy
    The First Act of Supremacy was repealed by the Catholic Mary during her reign, and so Elizabeth reinstated in in 1559. This replaced the Frist Act of Supremacy.
  • Death of Elizabeth I

    Death of Elizabeth I
    Elizabeth I died of a sickness after falling into a depression due to news of the death of some of her friends. She named no heir, but the unofficial successor was James I of Scotland. He ascended to the throne after 44 years of Elizabethian rule.