Chronology for Henry: Expanded Context

1452 Leonardo da Vinci is born.
1455 Johannes Gutenberg completes printing the Bible in Mainz using movable type
1469 Desiderus Erasmus is born.
1473 Nicolaus Copernicus is born.
1475 Michelangelo is born.
1491 Henry VIII is born.
1492 Columbus sets sail for the Americas.
1493 Maximilian I becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1500 Charles V is born.
1504 Pope Julius II allows Henry VIII to marry Catharine of Aragon.
1509 Erasmus writes In Praise of Folly.
1509 Henry VIII marries Catharine of Aragon.
1513 Battle of the Spurs: Henry VIII's forces defeat the French, at Guinegate.
1515 Battle of Marignano.
1516 Erasmus' Greek New Testament published.
1519 Charles V elected as Holy Roman Emperor.
1519 Maximillian I dies.
1521 Pope Leo X calls King Henry VIII ìDefender of the Faithî for his publication of an anti-Luther tract.
1521 Henry VIII publishes *Assertio Septem Sacramentorum* in defense of the seven sacraments.
1522 Fall of the Aztecs to Cortes.
1524 Erasmus writes On the Freedom of the Will.
1524 May 30 Peasants in the Black Forest region of Germany begin Peasants' War. Peasants' War
1526 Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal.
1526 Henry VIII begins courting Anne Boleyn.
1526 August 29 Battle of Moh·cs. Battle of Moh·cs
1527 Henry VIII appeals to Pope Clement VII for annulment for marriage to Catharine of Aragon.
1529 The Turks attack Vienna.
1533 Fall of Incas to Pizarro.
1533 Henry VIII is excommunicated.
1533 The Buggery Act is adopted by Henry VIII. The Buggery Act
1533 May Henry VIII secretly marries Anne Boleyn.
1536 Henry VIII begins suppressing monasteries.
1536 Catharine of Aragon dies.
1536 Anne Boleyn executed.
1536 Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour.
1536 Pilgrimage of Grace begins. Pilgrimage of Grace
1537 Edward VI is born.
1537 Jane Seymour dies.
1540 Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves.
1540 Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves is annulled.
1540 Henry VIII marries Katherine Howard.
1540 July 28 Henry VIII has Thomas Cromwell executed.
1542 Katherine Howard executed for treason.
1543 Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr.
1547 Henry VIII dies.
1550 Bartolome de Las Casas writes In Defense of the Indians.
1552 Bartolome de Las Casas writes The Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indes.
1553 Constantinople falls to the Turks.
1558 Charles V dies.