Tallis Timeline

World, Religious, and Historical events surrounding the life and work of Thomas Tallis.

Events

Thomas Tallis is born in Kent

Approx. 1510

Tallis serves as organist of Dover Priory

Approx. 1532 - 1535

Tallis serves as organist at Abbey of Holy Cross in Waltham

Approx. 1538 - Approx. 1540

Hired as singer/musician at Chapel Royal

Approx. 1540 - 1585

Tallis co-authors Cantiones Sacrae with William Byrd

1575

Tallis dies in Greenwich, London

1585

English History

Henry VIII becomes king

1509 - 1547

Thomas Cranmer allows Henry to divorce Catherine of Aragon

1533

Divorce (or annulment) was unprecedented among Catholics of the day, let alone a King!

Sir Thomas More is executed

1535

King Henry VIII makes himself head of the English Church

1535

Anne Boleyn is beheaded

1536

Catherine Howard (Henry's 4th wife) is beheaded

1542

Edward VI becomes king

1547 - 1553

Edward was only 9 years old when he took over the throne from his father.

Mary I becomes Queen

1553 - 1558

Known as "Bloody Mary", she persecuted the Protestants and restored Catholicism in England.

Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake for his Protestant beliefs

1556

Queen Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

Religious Events

Luther posts the 95 theses

1517

The first English Bible is published

1526

English monasteries are dissolved and many fall in disarray

Approx. 1535 - Approx. 1539

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

The Council of Trent was the Catholic reaction to the Protestant Reformation that was sweeping much of Europe.

Queen Elizabeth I founds the Church of England

1553

Today, the Church of England is known as the Anglican Church.

Queen Mary I restores England to a Catholic state

1558

World Events

Leonardo daVinci paints the Mona Lisa

1503

Michaelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel ceiling

1509

Magellan attempts to sail the globe

1519

Mary Queen of Scots ascends the throne in Scotland

1542

She is only 1-week old when she becomes Queen.

Copernicus develops theory that Earth revolves around the Sun

1543

Ivan the Terrible becomes czar of Russia

1547

Shakespeare

1564 - 1616