printing press made it possible to print books and spread info faster.
1492 - 1625
1517 - 1518
luther posted 95 theses. he criticized the catholic church, and convinced people to correct he churches mistakes.
King Henry VIII
1534 - 1535
in 1534 King henry opened a church called the church of england that followed his rules.
1534 - 1545
The Spanish Inquisition
1542 - 1543
The Spanish Monarchs or Spanish inquisition to find and punish any Muslims or Jews left in Spain. The inquisition was brutal in carrying out these orders.
The Council of Trent
1545 - 1546
Held in Trent, Italy, this meeting was called The Council of Trent. At this Meeting, Clergy, came from across Europe to discuss, debate, and eventually reform catholic teachings.
1553 - 1617
As recorded by statesman and historian, De Thou (1553-1617), who was a witness to the events on St. Bartholomew Day as a youth. Here, he is relating the events leading up to the Massacre and the orders of the Queen of France, Catherine de'Medici.
1562 - 1563
hegenots are also called french protestants.
effects of the reformation
1562 - 1598
Edict of Nantes
1598 - 1599
A document that granted religious freedom in most of France