Giovanni de Medici, Pope Leo X 1475 – 1521

Born – 11th December 1475 Died – 1st December 1521 Father – Lorenzo de Medici (1449 – 1492) Mother – Clarice Orsini (1450 – 1488) Spouse – Not Married Children – No children Bishop of Rome – Pope Leo X – 1513 – 1521 Preceded by – Pope Julius II – 1503 – 1513 Succeeded … Read more Giovanni de Medici, Pope Leo X 1475 – 1521

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 Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603

Thomas More 1478 – 1535

Born – 7th February 1478 Died – 6th July 1535 Father – Sir John More (1451 – 1530) Mother – Agnes Graunger (d. 1499) Spouses – m. 1505 – Jane Colt (d. 1499), m. 1511 – Alice Middleton (1474 – 1551) Children – by Jane – Margaret (1505 – 1544), Elizabeth (1506 – 1564), Cicely … Read more Thomas More 1478 – 1535

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 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey 1473 – 1530

The Spanish Armada Causes and Events 1534 – 1588

This timeline details the main causes and events of the Spanish Armada  Please note: the dates used in this timeline are those that were in use in England in 1588. In Spain the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar occurred in 1582, in England the change did not take place until 1752. The … Read more The Spanish Armada Causes and Events 1534 – 1588

Guildford Dudley 1535 – 1554

Born – c1535 Died – 12th February 1554 Father – John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland (1504 – 1553) Mother – Jane Guildford (1509 – 1555) Spouse – m. 1553 – Lady Jane Grey (1537 – 1554) Children – No children 1535 (around) Guildford Dudley was born to John Dudley and Jane Guildford. He was the … Read more Guildford Dudley 1535 – 1554

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

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 Anne Boleyn c1501 – 1536

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 Tudors 1485 – 1603

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 The Reformation 1517 – 1648

King Henry VIII of England, Wales and Ireland 1491 – 1547

Born – 28th June 1491 Died – 28th January 1547 Father – King Henry VII (1457 – 1509) Mother – Elizabeth of York (1466 – 1503) Spouses – m. 1509 – Catherine of Aragon (1485 – 1536), m. 1533 – Anne Boleyn (1501 – 1536), m. 1536 – Jane Seymour (1507 – 1537), m. 1540 … Read more King Henry VIII of England, Wales and Ireland 1491 – 1547