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Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France...
Timeline of Events
1501
11.4.1501
Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry.
1509
4.21.1509
Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
6.11.1509
Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
6.24.1509
Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
1510
1.23.1510
Henry VIII of England, then 18 years old, appears incognito in the lists at Richmond, and is applauded for his jousting before he reveals his identity.
1513
4.30.1513
Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1531
2.11.1531
Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1532
6.23.1532
Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
9.1.1532
Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marchioness of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
1533
1.25.1533
Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
5.23.1533
The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
5.28.1533
1534
2.3.1534
The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
1535
7.6.1535
Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
1536
5.6.1536
King Henry VIII orders English language Bibles be placed in every church.
5.19.1536
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
5.30.1536
King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
1538
12.17.1538
Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England.
1540
1.6.1540
King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
7.9.1540
King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
7.28.1540
Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
1541
12.10.1541
Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are executed for having affairs with Catherine Howard, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII.
1542
2.13.1542
Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
1543
7.12.1543
King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
1547
1.28.1547
Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.