Two branches of the royal family were fighting for thirty years over who was to be king of England.
Henry Tudor invades and defeats Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth and is crowned king Henry VII.
1486: Henry and Elizabeth marry; Prince Arthur is born.
Lambert Simnel invades from Ireland, and is defeated at Stoke; the Wars of the Roses end.
Treaty of Etaples with France.
A man called Christopher Columbus was convinced the world was round but most people thought it was flat and ships would fall off the edge if they went too far.
Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the Crown, emerges in Ireland.
In 1520 a grand meeting was arranged between Henry VIII and Francis I, king of France, to make peace.
Henry was bankrupt and needed to find money. He ordered Thomas Cromwell to shut down all of the monasteries and take their land and wealth.
Henry wanted to divorce his Spanish wife, Catherine of Aragon, and marry Anne Boleyn.
she also held the position of Ambassador for the Spanish Court in England when her father found himself without one, becoming the first female ambassador in European history