Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk 1517 – 1554

Born – 17th January 1517 Died – Executed 23rd February 1554 Father – Thomas Grey, Marquess of Dorset (1477 – 1530) Mother – Margaret Wotton (1485 – 1535) Spouse – Frances Brandon (1517 – 1559) Children – Jane (1537 – 1554), Katherine (1540 – 1568), Mary (1545 – 1578); by Adrian Stokes – Elizabeth (1555 … Read more

Pilgrimage of Grace 1536 – 1537

This timeline is a chronology of the main events of the protest against religious changes and the closure of the monasteries known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Background 1534 (Summer) The small order of Friars Observant in London was closed and their seven houses acquired by the crown. Father Forrest from the Greenwich Friars Observant was … Read more

Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603

It is estimated that around 85,000 people were executed during the reigns of the Tudor Monarchs. This timeline details the most notable Tudor executions. See also: The Tudor Period 1485 – 1603 Tudor executions during the reign of King Henry VII 1485 – 1509 1485 (25th August) William Catesby aged about 35 years William Catesby … Read more

King Charles I of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland 1600 – 1649

Charles I

Father – King James I of England, VI of Scotland
Mother – Anne of Denmark
Spouse – Henrietta Maria of France
Children – Charles, Charles, Mary, James, Elizabeth, Anne, Catherine, Henry, Henrietta
King of England and Scotland – 1625 – 1649
Predecessor – King James I of England, VI of Scotland – 1625 – 1649
Successor – Interregnum – Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector – 1649 – 1658

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Lady Jane Grey 1537 – 1554

Born – October 1537 Died – 12th February 1554 Father – Henry Grey (1517 – 1554) Mother – Frances Brandon (1517 – 1559) Spouse – Guildford Dudley (1535 – 1554) Children – No children Queen of England – 1553, 10th – 19th July Preceded by – King Edward VI 1547 – 1553 Succeeded by – … Read more

Kathryn Howard c1521 – 1542

Born – 1521 Died – 13th February 1542 Father – Edmund Howard (1478 – 1539) Mother – Jocasta Culpeper (1480 – 1528) Spouse – King Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) Children – None Queen Consort of England – 1540 – 1542 1521 (around) Kathryn Howard (Catherine Howard) was born to Lord Edmund Howard (son of … Read more

Anne Boleyn c1501 – 1536

Born – c1501 Died – 19th May 1536 (executed) Father – Thomas Boleyn (1477 – 1539) Mother – Elizabeth Howard (1480 – 1538) Spouse – m. 1533 – King Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) Children – Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1601) Queen Consort of England 1533 – 1536 Preceded by – Catherine of Aragon … Read more

Perkin Warbeck 1474 – 1499

Born – c.1474 Died – 23rd November 1499 (executed) Father – Jehan de Werbecque (dates unknown) Mother – Katherine Farou (dates unknown) Spouse – Catherine Gordon (c.1474 – 1537) Children – No children  Known to History – Pretended to be Richard Duke of Shrewsbury, son of King Edward IV and challenged Henry VII’s place on … Read more

Nicholas II Tsar of Russia 1868 – 1918

Born – 18th May 1868 Died – 17th July 1918 Royal House – Romanov Father – Tsar Alexander III of Russia (1845 – 1894) Mother – Maria Fyodorovna (1847 – 1928) Spouse – Alexandra Feodorovna – (1872 – 1918) Children – Olga (1895 – 1918), Tatiana (1897 – 1918), Maria (1899 – 1918), Anastasia (1901 … Read more

The Tudors 1485 – 1603

This timeline details the main events that happened during the reign of the Tudors from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the accession of James I in 1603 See also: Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603 22nd August 1485 Henry Tudor defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was proclaimed King … Read more

The Reformation 1517 – 1648

This timeline details the main events of the Reformation and Counter Reformation in Europe 1517 – 1648 1516 (March) Erasmus published new Greek and Latin versions of the New Testament. 1517 (Autumn) Martin Luther was annoyed that a Dominican friar, Johann Tetzel, was preaching that the purchase of an indulgence would forgive sins. 1517 (31st … Read more