I’m a homeschooling mom and we are delving into Henry’s reign this year. He was born on the 28th of June, 1491, so he will enter his twenty-fifth year the month after next. Lettice Knollys: Cousin vs Queen (Part 2), The Plague of 1536-7 and Jane Seymour’s Delayed Coronation. Just for curiosity sake only. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The accounts at right were written by the Venetian ambassador to Henry’s court. by King Henry VIII. [And later that year….] The King of France, is he as tall as I am?’ I told him there was but little difference. I do have one question, however. The document shown here is from letters patent dated 10 June 1509 (SP 9/242), with Henry granting a jointure (the legal provision for a wife after the death of her husband) to Catherine of Aragon. Henry is now the supreme head of the Church of England, July 6 – Execution of Henry’s long-time friend, Thomas More, May 20 – Henry VIII becomes betrothed to Jane Seymour, May 30 – Wedding of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, October 12 – Birth of Prince Edward (Edward VI) to Henry and Jane Seymour, September 4 – Betrothal of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves, January 6 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves, July 9 – Annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves, July 28 – Henry VIII weds young Katherine Howard, & Thomas Cromwell is executed, Irish Parliament proclaimed Henry VIII as King of Ireland, October 18 – Death of Henry’s older sister Margaret, dowager Queen of Scotland, February 13 – Katherine Howard is executed, November – Scotland’s King James V is defeated by Henry VIII at the Battle of Solway Moss. Excellent! James dies and his infant daughter Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots, July 12 – Henry VIII married Catherine Parr, January 28 – Henry VIII died and was succeeded by his son, Edward VI. In order to marry again, Henry eventually rejected papal authority in England and named himself supreme head of a new English church. February 11 – Death of Henry’s mother,Queen Elizabeth (of York), June 23 – A treaty was signed for the marriage of Katherine of Aragon and Henry, Prince of Wales, �June 25 – The couple were officially betrothed, August 8 – Marriage of Henry’s older sister Margaret to King James IV of Scotland was celebrated in person at Holyrood Abbey. We have several documents which contain examples of Henry VIII's handwriting. I don’t know how much I love you. Once I started thinking about all the events in Henry’s life I wanted to see what they looked like in timeline form. Under Which Tudor Monarch Did This Occur? EMBED. He remains one of the most famous and influential kings in English history. Henry VIII's writing desk is a portable writing desk, made in about 1525-26 for Henry VIII. But the fact is that I can’t wait for the wedding of my body that I don’t think that I don’t have a great way of the day before I get a follow back on my way home from work to be the first half of the day before I. Thank you again for that great timeline our our past King Henry VIII. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? After dinner, we were taken to the King [Henry VIII], who embraced us, without ceremony, and conversed for a very long while very familiarly, on various s, in good Latin and in French, which he speaks very well indeed, and he then dismissed us, and we were brought back here to London…. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated. This is incredibly helpful to keep things straight as we teach/learn it. And so Henry became king of England at … February 10 – Death of Henry’s infant sister Katherine. The documents are arranged into three themes: Power, Passion and Parchment. He continued, ‘Is he as stout?’ I said he was not; and he then inquired, ‘What sort of legs has he?’ I replied ‘Spare.’ Whereupon he opened the front of his doublet, and placing his hand on his thigh, said ‘Look here! The English people at first idolized him. His Majesty is the handsomest potentate I ever set eyes on; above the usual height, with an extremely fine calf to his leg, his complexion very fair and bright, with auburn hair combed straight and short, in the French fashion, his throat being rather long and thick. June 8 – Death of Henry’s grandmother dowager Queen, Elizabeth Woodville. He was strong, handsome, athletic and very intelligent. Thank you for this! The lives of any one or organisation that stood in the way of this were destroyed. Henry was the second son of Henry VII, first of the Tudor line, and Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, first king of the short-lived line of York. A monthly round-up of news, blogs, offers and events. June 24 – Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon were anointed and crowned together. He was originally destined to be archbishop of Canterbury, but his older brother, Prince Arthur, died in 1502, shortly after marrying the Spanish princess Katharine of Aragon. Please keep in mind these are not all the events in his life, but some of the most important events that, in my opinion, shaped who he was at the end of his life. Henry viii was a ruthless King who abused his position of power whilst under pressure to keep the Tudor dynasty going on after his death. Catherine was the widow of Henry’s older brother Arthur, who died in 1502. Henry VIII ruled England for 37 years – 281 days. Very important days in deed. He knew it would slip away if he didn’t produce a male heir. Do you know, or know anyone, what might be able to tell Henry’s age in these portraits? He was originally destined to be archbishop of Canterbury, but his older brother, Prince Arthur, died in 1502, shortly after marrying the Spanish princess Katharine of Aragon. Henry and Catherine were married the day after this letter was written, with Henry’s coronation taking place less than two weeks later. They were charged with high treason �and were executed in 1510, June 29 – Death of Henry’s grandmother, Margaret Beaufort, January 12 – Henry enters his first joust as King, January – Queen Katherine gave birth to a daughter (stillborn), January 1 – Queen Katherine gave birth to a son (Prince Henry), Queen Katherine gave birth to a son (stillborn), October 9 – Henry’s sister, Princess Mary married King Louis XII of France, January 1 – Death of King Louis XII of France – leaving Henry’s sister dowager Queen of France, February -�Queen Katherine gave birth to a son who died soon after, February 18 – Birth of Princess Mary (daughter of Katherine of Aragon), November -�Queen Katherine gave birth to a daughter (stillborn), June 15 – Birth of Henry’s illegitimate son with Elizabeth “Bessie” Blount – Henry Fitzroy, October – Pope Leo X awards Henry VIII the title of Defender of the Faith for his writings against Luther and Reformation, November 14 – Secret wedding of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, January 25 – Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn publicly, June 25 – Death of Henry’s younger sister Mary, dowager Queen of France, September 7 – Princess Elizabeth is born to Henry and his queen, Anne Boleyn, November – Act of Supremacy passed in Parliament. Henry VIII was born on 28 June 1491, the second son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. As king, Henry was as efficient as his father, though far more of a spendthrift. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! The Henry VIII exhibition presents a selection of key documents from Henry VIII’s reign to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his accession to the throne. But again, thanks so much on the time line. Henry married six times, executed two of his wives, was rumored to have poisoned one and secretly ordered the death of another. Facebook no longer shows our posts to a majority of our followers - Don't want to miss out on new articles? Link will appear as Hanson, Marilee. So much activity for 1 person! Once I started thinking about all the events in Henry’s life I wanted to see what they looked like in timeline form. Much of the drama and confusion of Henry’s reign was caused by his pressing need for a male heir. Get notified! April 2 – Death of Henry’s older brother (and heir to the throne), Arthur, Prince of Wales. I always have such a hard time wrapping my mind around the Tudor times of Henry VIII; this was a great way for me to see it in timeline approach. Believe me, he is in every respect a most accomplished Prince; and I, who have now seen all the sovereigns in Christendom, and last of all these two of France and England in such great state, might well rest content. He effectively controlled Parliament and chose brilliant advisers (first Wolsey, then Cromwell.) This decision forever altered English history; it also threw the English people into a social and religious upheaval which superficially ended during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. Catherine of Aragon and Elizabeth I (Guest Post). Henry VIII - 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII's Accession to the Throne. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. December 21 – Death of Henry’s great-uncle Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford, Death of Henry’s younger brother Edmund, Duke of Somerset (born Feb. 1499).