Timeline of the English Reformation

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This is a timeline of the Protestant Reformation in England. The list is not complete and you are welcome to expand it.

Date Event Significance to the Protestant Reformation in England
1496 Catherine of Aragon's hand secured for Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VII
1501, October Arthur marries Catherine
1502, April Arthur dies of tuberculosis
1503 Henry VII's wife dies; considers taking Catherine, but decides to pass her to his son Henry VIII
1504 Pope Julius II dissolves marriage between Catherine and Arthur
11 June 1509 Henry VIII marries Catherine
1514, December Boy born to Catherine; dies 6 weeks later
18 February 1516 Princess Mary born
31 October 1517 Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, formally beginning the Protestant Reformation
1521 Pope Leo X rewards Henry VIII for his written attack on Luther by granting him the title "Defender of the Faith" Henry remains allied with Rome
1524, May William Tyndale expelled
1525 Thomas Cromwell helps to suppress 29 monasteries
1527 Henry VIII sure of intentions to divorce Catherine
1527, May Catherine appeals to Rome
1529, June Court opens in England for divorce case
1529, August Peace of Cambrai
9 August 1529 Writs for new parliament; Thomas Wolsey removed as Lord Chancellor
9 October 1529 Wolsey charged on Praemunire
1529, 22 October Wolsey confessed his guilt
1529, November 'Reformation parliament' comes into being
1529, 3 November Bill of Attainder against Wolsey
1530 Cromwell becomes member of King's council
1530, Spring Wolsey returns to his see at York
1530, Summer Writs of Praemunire against 15 clergy
1530, November Wolsey in correspondence with French, Holy Roman Emperor, Catherine, Pope
29 November 1530 Wolsey dies on way to trial
1530, December Cromwell part of the King's council's inner ring
1531 Henry makes claims to imperial title
1531 Henry extends protection to clergymen denying papal supremacy
1532 Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Suffolk, Earl of Wiltshire fall out of favour
1532, March Supplication Against the Ordinaries
1532, March Act in Conditional Restraint of Appeals
1532, May Submission of the Clergy
16 May 1532 Thomas More resigns
1532, December Anne Boleyn becomes pregnant
1533, January Thomas Cranmer appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
1533, 25 January Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn at Whitehall [1]
1533, March Statute in Restraint of Appeals
1533, May Cranmer declares Henry's marriage null and void
1533, 4 July John Frith burned at the stake
1533, September Princess Elizabeth born
1534 Henry begins negotiations with Paul III
1534, January to March Act Concerning Ecclesiastical Appointments and Absolute Restraint of Annates, Act Concerning Peter's Pence and Dispensations, Act of Succession
1534, March Clement VII pronounces marriage valid
1534, April Elizabeth Barton ('Nun of Kent') executed
1534, November Act of Supremacy, Treason Act, Act of First Fruits and Tenths
1535 Henry adds "of the Church of England in Earth, under Jesus Christ, Supreme Head" to his royal style Henry proclaims himself, not the Pope, to be the head of the Church of England
1535 Bishop Gardiner's De Vera Obedientia published
1535 Cromwell appoints Hugh Latimer, Edward Foxe, Nicholas Shaxton to episcopacy
1535, May Middlemore, Exmere, Newdigate locked up for seventeen days. Ten more starve
1535, 22 June John Fisher executed
1535, 6 July Thomas More executed
1536 Ten Articles; Act Extinguishing the Authority of the Bishop of Rome; Campeggio visits England
1536, January Anne miscarries again
1536, March First Act of Dissolution
19 May 1536 Anne Boleyn is executed
1536, April 'Reformation parliament' dissolved
1536, 1 October Pilgrimage of Grace, Phase One
1536, 4 October Pilgrimage of Grace led by 18 members of the gentry
1536, 13 October York taken by 10,000 'pilgrims'
1536, 8 December Duke of Norfolk offers pardon to rebels
1537 Bishops' Book, John Rogers produces the Matthew Bible
1537, January Bigod's Rebellion, a further phase of the Pilgrimage of Grace, led by Sir Francis Bigod
1538 'Exeter Conspiracy'
1539 Second Act of Dissolution; Henry VIII intervenes to halt the doctrinal reformation
1540, 6 January Henry marries Anne of Cleves
1540, 9 July Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves is annulled
1540, 28 July Thomas Cromwell is beheaded
1540, 30 July Robert Barnes is burned at the stake
1540, 30 July Thomas Abel is hanged, drawn and quartered.
1543 Cranmer is arrested on grounds of heresy, The King's Book is published
1544 Bishop Gardiner is targeted
1546 'Creeping to the Cross' added to the list of forbidden practises
1547, 28 January Henry VIII dies
1547 The First Book of Homilies introduced by Thomas Cranmer
1549 The First Book of Common Prayer is introduced by Thomas Cranmer
1552 The Second Book of Common Prayer is introduced by Thomas Cranmer
1554, 12 February Lady Jane Grey is executed
1554, 30 November Restoration of Roman Catholicism by Queen Mary I
1556 Thomas Cranmer Executed
1558 Elizabeth I crowned queen final break with the Roman Church
1571 The Second Book of Homilies introduced mainly written by John Jewel
1587, 8 February Mary, Queen of Scots is executed
1588, 8 August The Spanish Armada is defeated by the English fleet, aided by high winds
1597 Irish Rebellion led by Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone
1603, 11 July James VI of Scotland crowned King of England
1605 Gunpowder Plot foiled, Guy Fawkes is executed(1606)
1609 Plantation of Ulster
1611 King James Bible first published and used throughout the English speaking world.
1625, 27 March Charles I crowned King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1642 English Civil War breaks out Issues largely centered on the Church of England's being seen as too Catholic
1649, 30 January Triumph of the Puritans, execution of King Charles I
1660 Restoration of King Charles II
1688 The Glorious Revolution

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