Time Line of the Tudor Monarchy

Henry VII to Elizabeth I


1457



28 January
Henry Tudor is born

1485



7 August
Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth Field.

1486



18 January
Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York

1486



September

Prince Arthur is born


1491



Prince Henry is Born


1501

November



Prince Arthur and Katherine of Aragon are married


1502
April



Prince Arthur dies just six months after his marriage to Katherine


1503

February



Elizabeth dies giving birth to her eighth child, Katherine, who also dies just days after her mother


1509

April



Henry VII dies "of a consuming sickness" at 52


1509

June



Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon are married


1516

February



Katherine of Aragon gives birth to a daughter Mary


1532

Henry VIII makes himself the head of the English church, severing times with Rome.


1533

January



Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are married, even though Henry is still technically married to Katherine of Aragon

Katherine of Aragon told to renounce her title as Queen.
Katherine refuses.


May

Henry VIII marriage toKatherine of Aragon is proclaimed invalid

Anne Boleyn is crowned queen.

7 September



Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth I


1536

7 January



Katherine of Aragon dies

27 January

Anne Boleyn miscarries a baby boy

May

Anne Boleyn is arrested on charges of adultery and incest.



19 May
8:00 A.M.


Anne Boleyn becomes the first English queen to be executed by her own country.

20 May

Henry VIII and Jane Seymour are betrothed.



30 May Henry VIII and Jane Seymour are married.


1537

12 October



Jane Seymour gives birth to Edward VI

24 October



Jane Seymour dies of puerperal sepsis, also known as child bed fever.


1539



December

Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves are married.


1540

July

Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves are divorced.

December



Henry VIII and Katherine Howard are married.


1542



Katherine Howard is executed for treason and adultery


1543

12 July



Henry VIII and Katherine Parr are married.


1547



Henry VIII dies.
Edward VI succeeds to the throne at the age of nine


1548



Katherine Parr dies during childbirth


1553



Edward VI dies of consumption, probably tuberculosis.
Before he dies, he strikes Mary and Elizabeth from the line of succession, declaring the Lady Jane Grey as his successor.

July 10

Lady Jane Grey proclaimed Queen of England. She rules only nine days.

July 19

Mary I proclaimed Queen of England.
Lady Jane Grey imprisoned in the Tower of London.


1554

12 February



After her father-in-law's revolution against Mary I is crushed, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.

25 July



Mary I and Prince Philip of Spain are married.


1555

February

The first heretics are burned at the stake under Mary I rule.
All together, three hundred people are burned alive during the reign of Mary I.


1558

17 November



Mary I dies of cancer.
Elizabeth I is proclaimed Queen of England


1587

The Spanish Armada is defeated by the British Navy.

1603



Elizabeth I dies.









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