Henry VIII

Tudor Dynasty

Henry VIII beecame King after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth

1485

Henry VIII born at Greenwich Palace

1491

Arthur, Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon are married

1501

Arthur died

1502

Julius II grants dispensation for Henry and Catherine’s betrothal

1503

Henry VIII died

April 1509

Hnery VIII Coronation

June 1509

Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon

June 1509

Truce with France renewed

March 1510

Empson and Dudley executed

August 1510

Wolsey comes to Prominence

1512

War with France and Scotland

February 1512

Thomas Wolsey

Wolsey born in Ipswich

1473

Ordained as a preist

1498

Chaplain to Archbishop Deane of Canterbury

1502

Appointed chaplain to Henry VII

1507

Appointed Dean of Lincoln and Royal Almoner

1509

Appointed a Royal Councillor

1510

Organises Henry VIII's successful expedition to France

1513

Archbishop of York

1514

Appointed Bishop of Lincoln

1514

Lord Chancellor by Henry VIII

1515

Created a cardinal by Pope Leo X

1515

Appointed 'Legate a Latere'

1518

Diplomatic Success of Treaty of London

1518

Bishop of Bath and Wells

1518

Organises meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I at the Field of Cloth of Gold

1520

Treaty of Bruges with Charles V against France

1521

Appointed Bishop of Durham (exchanged for Bath and Wells)

1524

Failure of Amicable Grant and widespread unrest as a result

1525

Failed attempt to resolve the Great Matter with cooperation of Rome

1527 - 1529

Bishop of Winchester (exchanged for Durham)

1529

Resigns as Lord Chancellor

1529

Dies at Leicester Abbey

1530

Henry's Foreign Policy

England joins Spain in an Alliance against France

1512

Emperor Maximilian joins Ferdinand, Henry and the Papacy against France

1513

Battle of the Spurs and capture of Therouanne

August 1513

Earl of Surrey leads a crushing victory over the Scots in the Battle of Flodden

September 1513

Tournai Captured

September 1513

Henry makes peace with France

1514

Princess Mary born

1516

Treaty of London signed marking the centrepiece of Wolsey's peacemaking

1518

Charles V elected Holy Roman Emperor

1519

Henry meets Charles V in England

May 1520

Hnery and Francis meet at the Field of Cloth of Gold

June 1520

Henry meets Charles at Calais

July 1520

Wolsey visits Charles V at Bruges, agreement for joint invasion of France

1521

English Army under Earl of Suffolk lands at Calais

1523

The attack fails at winter

1523

Siege of Boulogne abandoned to make attack on Paris

1523

Francis I Captured

February 1525

Battle of Pravia: Imperial forces defeat the French

February 1525

Henry makes peace with France

August 1525

Offensive alliance against Charles V signed with France

1527

England with France declare war on Charles V

1528

Legatine Court presiding over the Great Matter adjourned

July 1529

Treaty of Cambrai seals peace between Charles and Francis

August 1529

Wolsey dismissed

October 1529

Diplomatic links made with Lutheran princes

1533

Catherine of Aragon Dies

January 1536

Anne Boleyn executed

May 1536

Prince Edward born

1537

Purge of White Rose Party carried out

1538 - 1539

Peace of Nice secures ten-years truce between Charles and Francis

1538

Papal bull of deprivation deposing Henry VIII

1538

Henry marries Anne of Cleves (marriage remains unconsummated)

January 1540

Thomas Cromwell executed

July 1540

Henry marries Catherine Howard

July 1540

Henry declares war on Scotland

1542

English army defeats the Scots at Solway Moss

November 1542

James V of Scotland dies, leaving the infant Mary as heir

December 1542

Henry declares war on France

1543

Henry marries Catherine Parr

July 1543

Treaty of Greenwich signed with Scotland

July 1543

English Invasion of southern Scotland

1544

Boulogne taken by English Army

September 1544

French attempt to invade England (fails)

1545

Peace agreement between England and France at Andres

1546

Henry VIII dies

January 1547

The Break with Rome

Julius grants dispensation for Henry and Catherine's Marriage

1503

Henry's accession and marriage

1509

Henry and Catherine's daughter, Mary is born

1516

Henry commits himself to Anne Boleyn

1527

Charles V sacks Rome and imprisons the Pope

1527

And decides to seek annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon

1527

Cardinal Compeggio arrives in England

1528

Legatine Court begins to try Henry's Case

June 1529

Court adjourns (Case recalled to Rome)

July 1529

Treaty of Cambrai (making peace with Charles and Francis)

August 1529

Wolsey dismissed

October 1529

Reformation Parliaments meets

November 1529

Thomas Cromwell joins Henry's Council

1530

Thomas Cranmer and Edward Foxe present Henry with the Collectanea Satis Copiosa

October 1530

Convocation agree to Henry VIII becoming the Head of the Church in England

1531

Supplication against the Ordinaries

March 1532

The Resignation of Thomas More from his post as Lord Chancellor

May 1532

Act in Conditional Restraints of Annates

May 1532

Submission of the Clergy

May 1532

Henry and Anne secretly marry

January 1533

Act in Restraint of Appeals

March 1533

Thomas Cranmer appointed a Archbishop of Canterbury

March 1533

Cranmer annuls Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon

May 1533

Henry excommunicated

July 1533

Anne gives birth to a daughter, Elizabeth

September 1533

The Holy Maid of Kent, Elizabeth Barton executed

November 1533

First parliamentary session

January 1534 - March 1534

Acts of Submission of the Clergy, in Absolute Restraint of Annates, forbidding Papal Dispensation and payments of Peter Pence.
Succession Act

Leading Carthusians executed

May 1535

Fisher executed

June 1535

More executed

July 1535

The Dissolution of the Monasteries

Valor Ecclesiaticus. Royal visitation of the Monasteries

1535

Cromwell issued first set of Royal Injunctions

1536

Ten Articles published

1536

Act for the Dissolution of the Lesser Monasteries

1536

Pilgrimage of Grace

October 1536

Bishops' Book published

1537

First official English Bible published

1538

Cromwell issued Second Royal Injunctions

1538

Act of Six Articles

1539

Act for Dissolution of the Greater Monasteries

1539

How Protestant was England

Making it unlawful to oppose the King in deed or words

1534

Thomas Cromwell is appointed the King's vice gerent in spirtuals

1534

Treasons Act passed through Parliament

1534

Giving him day-to-day control of the church

1534

Fisher and More executed

1535

Cromwell issued First Royal Injuctions

1536

Ten Articles published

1536

Pilgrimage of Grace

1536

Catherine of Aragon dies

January 1536

Anne Boleyn executed

May 1536

The Bishops' Book (Institution of a Christian Man) published

1537

Edward born; death of Jane Seymour

October 1537

Cromwell issued Second Royal Injunctions

1538

First official English translation of the Bible published (Matthew Bible)

1538

Act of the Dissolution of the Greater Monasteries

1539

Act of Six Articles

1539

Henry marries Anne of Cleves

January 1540

Henry marries Catherine Howard

July 1540

Thomas Cromwell executed

July 1540

Catherine Howard executed

1542

Henry marries Catherine Parr

1543

Attempts to remove Cranmer fails

1543

Act of Advancement of the True Religion

1543

The Kings Book published

1543

The English Litany

1544

Act vesting chantry property in the Crown

1545

Norfolk arrested fro treason

1546

Gardiner excluded from Council

1546

Henry VIII dies

January 1547