, and later King
, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim
by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII
Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England
from the Roman Catholic Church.
1501 Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry.
1509 Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
1509 Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
1509 Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
1510 Henry VIII of England, then 18 years old, appears incognito in the lists at Richmond, and is applauded for his jousting before he reveals his identity.
1513 Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1531 Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1532 Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
1532 Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marchioness of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
1533 Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.