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1491 CE: Future Henry VIII of England is born at Greenwich Palace.
 
 
1502 CE: Prince Arthur of England, first husband of Catherine of Aragon, dies of illness.
 
 
1502 CE: Henry VII of England arranges for his second son Henry (future Henry VIII of England) to marry Catherine of Aragon at a future date.
 
 
1509 CE - 1547 CE: Reign of Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1509 CE: Prince Henry (future Henry VIII of England) marries Catherine of Aragon.
 
 
1509 CE: Coronation of Henry VIII of England in Westminster Abbey.
 
 
1513 CE: A naval force of Henry VIII of England wins the Battle of the Spurs against the French.
 
 
1513 CE - 1529 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey serves as Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1513 CE: Henry VIII of England sends an army to Scotland and wins a victory at Flodden where James IV of Scotland is killed.
 
 
1516 CE: Birth of Mary, daughter of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon. She is the future Mary I of England.
 
 
1518 CE: England, France, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire sign a mutual defence agreement.
 
 
1518 CE: Sir Thomas More is invited to join the KIng's Council of Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1519 CE: Henry VIII of England has an illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond with his mistress, Elizabeth Blount.
 
 
1520 CE: The Field of the Cloth of Gold pageant is held just outside Calais for Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France.
 
 
1521 CE: The Pope awards Henry VIII of England with the title 'Defender of the Faith'.
 
1521 CE: Sir Thomas More is knighted by Henry VIII of England and made Treasurer of the Exchequer.
 
 
1522 CE: Anne Boleyn arrives at the court of Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1525 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey introduces an unpopular new tax, the Amicable Grant. It is abandoned after several rebellions.
 
 
1525 CE: The Treaty of More renews friendly relations between England and France.
 
 
1529 CE - 1532 CE: Sir Thomas More is Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1529 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey is dismissed from the Privy Council and as Lord Chancellor for his failure in Henry VIII of England's 'Great Matter'.
 
 
1529 CE: Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio presides over a special court to decide the annulment of the first marriage of Henry VIII of England. No decision is reached.
 
 
1530 CE: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey dies of ill health on his way to trial for treason against Henry VIII of England.
 
1530 CE: Henry VIII of England appoints Thomas Cranmer as ambassador to the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
 
 
1531 CE: Thomas Cranmer serves as the personal chaplain of Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1532 CE: Henry VIII of England travels to France with Anne Boleyn as his official consort.
 
 
1532 CE: Thomas Cromwell pushes through Parliament the Act in Restraint of Annates which limits funds paid to the Papacy.
 
 
1532 CE: Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor over Henry VIII of England's plans to remarry.
 
 
1532 CE - 1540 CE: Thomas Cromwell is chief minister to Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1533 CE - 1555 CE: Thomas Cranmer serves as the Archbishop of Canterbury.
 
 
1533 CE: Thomas Cromwell pushes through Parliament the Act in Restraint of Appeals which declares that the English monarch is now the highest authority on all legal matters.
 
 
1533 CE: Henry VIII of England marries his second wife, Anne Boleyn, in secret.
 
 
1533 CE: Henry VIII of England appoints Thomas Cranmer as the Archbishop of Canterbury.
 
 
1533 CE: Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury formally annuls Henry VIII of England’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
 
 
1533 CE: Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, is crowned Queen of England.
 
 
1533 CE: Birth of Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn. She is the future Elizabeth I of England.
 
 
1534 CE: The Act of Supremacy declares Herny VIII of England the head of the Church in England and not the Pope.
 
 
1534 CE: Parliament passes the Act of Succession which declares Henry VIII of England's daughter Mary (with Catherine of Aragon) illegitimate.
 
 
1534 CE: Thomas Cromwell pushes through Parliament the Treason Act which forbids people to speak out and criticise their king or his policies.
 
 
1535 CE: Thomas Cromwell and a team of inspectors compile the Valor Ecclesiasticus, a record of all the wealth and income of monastic institutions in England and Wales.
 
 
1535 CE: Thomas Cromwell is made vicar-general by Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1535 CE: Sir Thomas More is executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII of England as the head of the Church in England.
 
 
1536 CE: The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular uprising against religious changes made by Henry VIII of England, marches in the north of England.
 
 
1536 CE: Thomas Cromwell issues The Injunctions, a set of recommendations for the clergy.
 
 
1536 CE: Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII of England is executed at the Tower of London.
 
1536 CE: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, formally annuls the marriage of Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn.
 
 
1536 CE: Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, is confined to the Tower of London.
 
 
1536 CE: Henry VIII of England marries his third wife, Jane Seymour.
 
 
1536 CE: Death from cancer of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1536 CE: Thomas Cromwell's Ten Articles rejects four of the Seven Sacraments of Catholicism.
 
 
1536 CE: Henry VIII of England and Thomas Cromwell push a bill through Parliament which begins the Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales.
 
 
1537 CE: Henry VIII of England executes 178 of the protestors involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace.
 
 
1537 CE: Thomas Cromwell publishes The Bishop’s Book.
 
 
1537 CE: Birth of Edward, son and heir of Henry VIII of England and future Edward VI of England.
 
 
1538 CE: Thomas Cromwell issues a more radical version of The Injunctions.
 
 
1539 CE: Parliament passes an act to close all monasteries in England and Wales regardless of size.
 
 
1539 CE: Henry VIII of England guarantees certain Catholic practices with the Act of Six Articles.
 
 
1539 CE: Henry VIII of England approves the translation of the Bible into English.
 
 
1540 CE: Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
 
 
1540 CE: Waltham Abbey is the last monastery in England to close.
 
1540 CE: Thomas Cromwell is arrested on charges of treason and heresy.
 
 
1540 CE: Henry VIII of England marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
 
 
1540 CE: Henry VIII of England and Anne of Cleves divorce by mutual consent.
 
1540 CE: Henry VIII of England and Anne of Cleves divorce by mutual consent. Thomas Cromwell is blamed for the mismatch.
 
 
1540 CE: Thomas Cromwell is executed for treason and heresy.
 
 
1541 CE: Henry VIII of England awards himself the title ‘King of Ireland’ .
 
 
1542 CE: Catherine Howard is accused of adultery and executed in the Tower of London.
 
 
1543 CE: Wales is divided into 13 counties by Henry VIII of England.
 
 
1543 CE: Henry VIII of England marries his sixth wife, Catherine Parr.
 
 
1544 CE: An army sent by Henry VIII of England attacks Scotland and sacks Edinburgh.
 
 
1545 CE: An army of Henry VIII of England is defeated by the Scots at the Battle of Ancrum Moore.
 
 
1545 CE: Henry VIII of England's flagship the Mary Rose sinks in the Solent.
 
 
1546 CE: A peace treaty with France gives Henry VIII of England control of Boulogne for eight years.
 
 
1547 CE: Henry VIII of England dies of ill health in Whitehall Palace.
 
 
1547 CE: Coronation of Edward VI of England in Westminster Abbey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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