The Renaissance in Britain (1485-1625)

  • Aug 22, 1485

    The beginning of the British Renaissance.

    The beginning of the British Renaissance.
    The War of the Roses ends at the Battle of Bosworth. Henry Vll crowned king.
  • Period: Aug 22, 1485 to

    British Renaissance

  • Apr 21, 1509

    Henry Vlll succeeds to the throne

    Henry Vlll succeeds to the throne
    Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was king of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was lord, and later king, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France.
  • Sep 9, 1513

    English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Flodden

    The Battle of Flodden or Flodden Field or occasionally Battle of Branxton ( Brainston Moor ) was a conflict between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland. The battle was fought in the county of Northumberland in northern England on 9 September 1513, between an invading Scots army under King James IV and an English army commanded by the Earl of Surrey.
  • Apr 20, 1534

    English Reformation

    Henry VIII forms the 'Church of England'. Henry is confirmed as 'Supreme Head of the Church of England 'following a parliamentary Act of Supremacy
  • Jan 1, 1536

    Act of Union joins England and Wales

    The Act of Union with Wales came about between the years 1536 and 1543 as a result of a series of laws passed in the English Parliament. Wales had been under the control of the English Kings since the conquests of Edward I and had been ruled as a principality. The Act of Union, in reality a series of laws, meant that Wales was to be represented in English parliaments. It also meant that English, not Welsh, was to be the first language of the country.
  • May 15, 1536

    Dissolution of the monasteries

    After his divorce, Henry VIII needed to reduce the Church's power in England, find money to fund his fruitless and expensive wars against France and Scotland. Henry put Thomas Cromwell in charge of getting rid of the monasteries. Cromwell started by sending royal commissioners to all the monasteries in 1535 - 1536 to find out what exactly is going on and to report on what is happening inside the monasteries.The report stated that the monks and nuns are seriously breaking the rules they live by.
  • Nov 17, 1558

    Elizabeth I ascends to the throne

    Elizabeth I ascends to the throne
    Elizabeth I of England (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was the Queen of England, Ireland, and nominal claimant to Queen of France from 17 November 1558 until she died in 1603. She brought a golden age with her.
  • Period: Nov 17, 1558 to

    Elizabethan Age

  • The defeat of the spanish armada

    The Spanish Armada was a fleet assembled and dispatched by King Phillip II of Spain in attempt to invade England in 1588. His attempt was unsuccessful. Queen Elizabeth I of England held the defeat of the armada as one of her greatest achievements, assisting the decline of the Spanish Empire. The armada had a mission of both political and religious aims.
  • Elizabeth I dies, James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England uniting the two kingdoms

    Elizabeth I dies,  	James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England uniting the two kingdoms
    The union of the English and Scottish crowns.
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    A failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.
  • The Union Flag adopted as the National Flag

     	The Union Flag adopted as the National Flag
    On 12 April 1606, the National Flags of Scotland and England were united for use at sea, thus making the first Union 'Jack'. Ashore however, the old flags of England and Scotland continued to be used by their respective countries. On 28th July, 1707, during the reign of Queen Anne, this flag was by royal proclamation made the National flag of Great Britain, for use ashore and afloat.
  • The Pilgrim Fathers set sail for New England from Plymouth, aboard the 'Mayflower'

    Pilgrims (US), or Pilgrim Fathers (UK), is a name commonly applied to early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Land was sighted on November 9, 1620. The passengers who had endured miserable conditions for about sixty-five days were led by William Brewster in Psalm 100 as a prayer of thanksgiving.
  • Death of James I of England

    Death of James I of England
    Charles I ascends to the throne