Henry VIII

King of England Henry VIII Full Name: Henry VIII


Profession: King of England
Why Famous: Famously married six times and played a critical role in the English Reformation, turning England into a Protestant nation.

Born: June 28, 1491
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Died: January 28, 1547 (aged 55)

Married Life

Historical Events in the Life of Henry VIII

  • 1503-02-18 Henry Tudor (later Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales
  • 1509-06-24 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
  • 1513-08-16 Battle of the Spurs at Guinegate (now Eguinegatte): Henry VIII of England and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I beat France
  • 1520-07-10 King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais
  • 1520-10-15 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
  • 1521-10-11 Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
  • 1527-04-30 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in an attempt to win the War of the League of Cognac
  • 1529-06-18 Blackfriars begin: Henry VIII & Catharina of Aragon
  • 1530-03-07 King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church.
  • 1531-02-11 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome
  • 1532-06-23 Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V
  • 1533-07-11 Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
  • 1534-04-15 Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII
  • 1534-10-30 English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, beginning process to make King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope
  • 1534-11-03 English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England
  • 1535-01-15 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
  • 1536-04-14 English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries
  • 1536-05-19 Anne Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII, is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason
  • 1538-12-17 Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England
  • 1540-06-24 English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court
  • 1541-05-06 King Henry VIII orders a bible in English be placed in every church in England
  • 1541-06-18 Irish parliament selects Henry VIII of England as King of Ireland
  • 1541-11-09 Queen Catherine Howard (Henry VIII's fifth wife) confined in Tower of London
  • 1543-02-11 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and English King Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
  • 1544-05-17 Scot Earl Matthew Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII
  • 1544-09-18 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
  • 1544-09-30 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
  • 1545-07-19 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die
  • 1547-01-28 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as King of England

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