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??????1503Feb18Henry Tudor creates Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
GBScGv1509Apr21Henry VIII becomes King of England
GBScMd Jun11King Henry VIII marries wife #1, Catherine of Aragon
GBScGv  24Henry VIII crowned King of England
FRCfIt1513Aug16Battle of Guinegate: Maximilian I and Henry VIII beat France
EUCfIt Sep23King Henry VIII and Emperor Maximilian I conquer Tournai
FRScMd1514Oct09King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII
??????1520Jul10King Charles V and King Henry VIII signs treaty of Calais
GBScGs Oct15King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes to be built at Whitehall
ITScRn1521Oct11Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
GBScLc1529Jun18The legatine court at Blackfriars, London, begin to consider the legality of the marriage of Henry VIII and Catharina of Aragon
GBScRn1530Mar07King 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
GBScRn1531Jan05Pope Clement VII forbids English king Henry VIII to re-marry
GBScRn Feb11Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England
EUScGv1532Jun23Henry VIII and Francis I of France signs secret treaty against emperor Charles V
GBScRn Nov15Pope Clement VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anne Boleyn
GBScMd1533Jan25England’s King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn
GBScMd Mar30Henry VIII divorces his first wife, Catherine of Aragon
GBScMd May23Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon’s marriage declared null and void
GBScMd  28England’s archbishop voids King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage
ITScRn Jul11Pope Clement VII excommunicates England’s King Henry VIII
GBScRn1534Oct30English Parliament passes the First Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope
GBScRn Nov03English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII church leader
GBScRn1535Jan15Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church
ITScRn Aug31Pope Paul III excommunicates English King Henry VIII
GBScRn1536Apr14English king Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries
GBScMd May02Henry VIII accuses Anne Boleyn and her brother George Boleyn of adultery, incest and treason
GBScRn  06King Henry VIII, orders bible be placed in every church [or 1539 or 1541 -ed]
GBScMd  30English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
GBScGv1538Apr22Construction begins on Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace
GBScRn Dec17Pope Paul III excommunicates England’s King Henry VIII
GBScMd1539Oct04English King Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves sign a marriage treaty
GBScMd1540Jan06King Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves
UKScRn Mar23Waltham Abbey surrenders to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
GBScGv Jun24Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, ordered to leave court
GBScMd Jul09England’s King Henry VIII annuls his six-month marriage to Anne of Cleves
GBScMd  28English King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, his fifth wife
EUScGv1541Jun18Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland
??????1543Feb11Charles V and Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
GBScMd Jul12England’s King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th and last wife)
??????1544May17Scottish earl Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, signs secret treaty with Henry VIII
?????? Sep18English King Henry VIII’s troops occupy Boulogne
??????  30King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
GBScCl1545Jul19King Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth -- 73 die
GBScLc1547Jan13Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, sentenced to death by Henry VIII
NAScGv  289-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
GBScGv Feb20King Edward VI of England is enthroned following death of Henry VIII
GBScCl1613Jun29London’s Globe Theatre burns to the ground during a performance of Henry VIII. The fire is believed to be caused by a sound-effects cannon.

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