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.
1533 The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
1533 The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
1534 The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
1535 Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
1536 King Henry VIII orders English language Bibles be placed in every church.
1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
1536 King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
1538 Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England.
1540 King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
1540 King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
1540 Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
1541 Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are executed for having affairs with Catherine Howard, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII.
1542 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
1543 King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
1547 Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.