Battle Abbey 1066 – Present

This timeline is a chronology of Battle Abbey in East Sussex, UK. William of Normandy ordered the abbey to be built on the site of the Battle of Hastings The completed abbey consisted of the Dorter (sleeping area), Reredorter (toilet area), Gatehouse (entrance), Cloister (covered walkway), Refectory (eating area and kitchens) and Abbey church. 1066 … Read more

John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland 1504 – 1553

Born – 1504 Died – 22nd August 1553 (executed) Father – Edmund Dudley (1462 – 1510) Mother – Elizabeth Grey (1482 – 1526) Spouse – Jane Guildford (1508 – 1555) Children – Henry (d. young), Thomas (d. young), John (1527 – 1554), Mary (1529 – 1586), Ambrose (1530 – 1590), Henry (1531 – 1557), Robert … Read more

Kings and Queens of England and Britain 827 – Present Day

Kings and Queens of ScotlandThis timeline details all Kings and Queens of England and Britain from 827 to present day

From 1327 England and Wales have shared Kings and Queens

From 1603 England, Wales and Scotland have shared Kings and Queens 

The Kings and Queens of England also ruled Ireland from 1254 to 1936 when the Republic of Ireland broke from the monarchy, Northern Ireland, as part of the United Kingdom retained the monarchy.

See also Royal Consorts of England and Britain 940 – Present Day
Kings and Queens of Scotland 843 – Present Day

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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

Margaret Douglas 1515 – 1578

Born – 8th October 1515 Died – 7th March 1578 Father – Archibald Douglas  (c. 1489 – 1577) Mother – Margaret Tudor (1489 – 1541) Spouse – m. 1544 – Matthew Stuart (1516 – 1571) Children – Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545 – 1567); Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox (1557 – 1576) Known to History … Read more

King James IV of Scotland 1473 – 1513

Born – 17th March 1473 Died – 9th September 1513 Father – King James III (1451 – 1488) Mother – Margaret of Denmark (1456 – 1486) Spouse – m. 1503 –Margaret Tudor (1489 – 1541) Children – James (1507 – 1508), Arthur (1509 – 1510), James V (1512 – 1542) King of Scotland – 1488 … Read more

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey 1473 – 1530

Born – c. 1484 Died – 29th November 1930 Father – Robert Wolsey Mother – Joan Daundy Spouse – Joan Larke Children – Thomas Wynter, Dorothy Known to History – Chancellor of England 1515 – 1529 1473 (March) Thomas Wolsey was born to Robert Wolsey and Joan Daundy at Ipswich, Suffolk. Robert Wolsey was a butcher. … Read more

Queen Mary I of England, Wales and Ireland 1516 – 1558

Born – 18th February 1516 Died – 17th November 1558 Father – King Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) Mother – Catherine of Aragon (1485 – 1536) Spouse – Philip II of Spain (1527 – 1598) Children – No children Queen of England – 1553 – 1558 Preceded by – Lady Jane Grey – 1553 Succeeded … Read more

King Edward VI of England, Wales and Ireland 1537 – 1553

Born – 12th October 1537 Died – 8th August 1553 Royal House – Tudor Father – King Henry VIII 1491 – 1547 Mother – Jane Seymour 1507 – 1537 Spouse – Not Married Children – No children King of England 1547 – 1553 Preceded by – King Henry VIII – 1509 – 1547 Succeeded by … Read more