The Life of Henry the VIII

By MadsieP
  • Jun 28, 1491


    Henry was the 3rd child of Henry VII and Eliazbeth of York and their second son. He had one brother called Arthur and tow sisters called Mary and Margaret.
  • Oct 26, 1502

    Death of Brother

    In 1502 his brother, Arthur got married to Catherine of Aragon,however Arthur died after 20 weeks of marriage. Henry became Catherine's husband at 14 years old, he also became the Prince of Wales
  • Apr 22, 1509

    Death of his father

    Henry VII, his dad, died in 1509.
  • Jun 23, 1509


    Henry became King
  • Feb 13, 1516

    Birth of Mary

    Mary was born in Greenwich in London.
  • Dec 18, 1532

    2 nd marriage

    In the winter of 1532, Henry attended a meeting with Francis I of France at Calais in which he enlisted the support of the French king for his new marriage.Immediately upon returning to Dover in England, Henry and Anne went through a secret wedding service.She soon became pregnant and there was a second wedding service in London on 25 January 1533. On 23 May 1533, Cranmer, sitting in judgment at a special court convened at Dunstable Priory to rule on the validity of the king's marriage
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Birth Elizabeth 1st

    Elizabeth was born at Greenwich Palace and was named after both her grandmothers, Elizabeth of York and Elizabeth Howard. She was the second child of Henry VIII of England born in wedlock to survive infancy. Her mother was Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn. At birth, Elizabeth was the heiress presumptive to the throne of England. Her older half-sister, Mary, had lost her position as a legitimate heir when Henry annulled his marriage to Mary's mother,
  • Jan 8, 1536

    Exuection of Anne Boylen

    On 8 January 1536 news reached the king and the queen that Catherine of Aragon had died. Upon hearing the news of her death, Henry and Anne reportedly decked themselves in bright yellow clothing, yellow being the colour of mourning in Spain at the time. Henry called for public displays of joy regarding Catherine's death. The queen was pregnant again, and she was aware of the consequences if she failed to give birth to a son. Her life could be in danger, as with both wives dead.
  • Oct 9, 1536

    3rd Marriage

    The day after Anne's execution in 1536 Henry became engaged to Seymour, who was one of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting.They were married 10 days later.
  • Oct 12, 1537

    Birth of the Prince and Death of Jane Seymor

    On 12 October 1537, Jane gave birth to a son, Prince Edward, the future Edward VI. The birth was difficult and the queen died on 24 October 1537 from an infection and was buried in Windsor. Measures were immediately put in place to find another wife for Henry, which, at the insistence of Cromwell and the court, were focused on the Continent.[81] After Jane's death, the entire court mourned with Henry for an extended period