Daughter of the Spanish King and Queen, and widow of his elder brother, Arthur.
Henry VIII becomes King
24 June 1509
Henry VIII accedes to the throne on the death of his father, Henry VII.
Mary Rose built
First English gunship
Henry VIII joins the Holy League against the French
All men under the age of 40 are required to practise archery.
Battle of Flodden Field
The English defeat the Scots and so James IV of Scotland is killed.
Wars with France and Scotland
1514 - 1518
The Pope and Kings of England, France and Spain pledge peace in Europe.
Mary the first daughter of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine was born
18th February 1516
Born in Greenwich. She later become Queen Mary I ("Bloody Mary" 1516 - 1558).
Henry VII starts affairs with Elizabeth Blount
Elizabeth gives birth to Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII.
England invades France
1522 - 1523
England abandons attempted French invasion.
Henry marries Anne Boleyn
Was only able to marry Anne Boleyn after being totally in love with her since 1526 due to Thomas Cranmer is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury and annuls Henry's 24-year marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
Henry VIII becomes Supreme head of the Church of England
3rd November 1534
Henry VII breaks with the Church in Rome and Parliament passes the Act of Supremacy on the 3rd November.
Anne Boleyn is executed
19th May 1536
Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
30th May 1536
Jane Seymour dies giving birth to Edward VI
Edward VI was Henry VIII's only son.
Henry VII marries Anne of Cleves
However the marriage is annulled.
Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard
28th July 1540
Henry VIII was 49 whilst Catherine Howard was only 19.
Catherine Howard is executed
13th February 1542
Executed for adultery.
James V of Scotland dies
14th December 1542
He is succeeded by his 6 day old daughter, Mary Queen of Scots.
Henry marries Catherine Parr
12th July 1543
Henry VIII dies
28th January 1547
Died at the Palace of Whitehall and he was buried at Windsor next to Jane Seymour.