Jun 1520 Field of the Cloth of Gold (Balinghem)

After Jun 1520 William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne was created 1st Baron Sandys Vyne for having organised the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

On Jun 1520 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (28) hosted Field of the Cloth of Gold at Balinghem. Thomas Grey Marquess Dorset (42) carried the Sword of State. John Stokesley Bishop London attended as Henry VIII's chaplain. Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye, Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth (42) , Anthony Poyntz (40) , William Coffin, William "Great" Courtenay (43) , Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (37) , William Paston (41) , William Denys, Richard Cecil (25) , William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton (37) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland (22) , John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt (40) , Henry Guildford (31) , Marmaduke Constable (40) , William Compton (38) , William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy (42) , Thomas Cheney (35) , Henry Willoughby (69) , John Rodney (59) , John Marney 2nd Baron Marney, William Sidney (38) , John Vere 14th Earl Oxford (20) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (49) , Edmund Walsingham (40) , Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, Baron West (63) , Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer (48) , Anthony Wingfield (32) and Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham attended. William Carey (20) jousted. Margaret Dymoke (20) attended. William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne orgainised. Jane Parker 2nd Viscount Rochford (15) attended.

May 1521 Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham (Tower of London)

In Apr 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham (43) was arrested and imprisoned at Tower of London. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (48) presided at his trial. Thomas Grey Marquess Dorset (43) and Henry Guildford (32) acted as judges. Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Anthony Poyntz (41) and Edmund Walsingham (41) as jurors. [Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham]

On 17 May 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham (43) was executed at Tower Hill for no specific reason other than his having a significent amount of Plantagenet blood and was, therefore, considered a threat by Henry VIII King England and Ireland (29) . [Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham]

May 1522 Henry VIII Meeting with Charles V Holy Roman Emperor (Dover)

On May 1522 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (30) met with Charles Habsburg-Spain V Holy Roman Emperor at Dover. William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy (44) , William Compton (40) , John Marney 2nd Baron Marney and John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (51) were present. Henry VIII Meeting with Charles V Holy Roman Emperor

01 Jul 1522 Sacking of Morlaix

On 01 Jul 1522 Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk (79) was present at Morlaix during the Sacking of Morlaix. Giles Hussey (27) was knighted by Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk (79) .

18 Jun 1525 Knighting of Henry Fitzroy (Bridewell Palace)

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke (6) was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st Earl Lincoln (7C 1525) during the Knighting of Henry Fitzroy at Bridewell Palace by his father Henry VIII King England and Ireland (33) . Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland (32) was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor Carlisle Castle. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (29) was created 1st Marquess Exeter (1C 1525). Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland (33) was created 1st Earl Rutland (3C 1525). Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland (47) carried the Sword of State. Thomas More read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (41) , Thomas Grey Marquess Dorset (47) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (52) , William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel (49) and John Vere 14th Earl Oxford (25) attended.

Around 18 Jun 1525 Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland (8) and Eleanor Brandon (6) were married at Bridewell Palace during the Knighting of Henry Fitzroy

24 Feb 1525 Battle of Pavia

In 1525 Richard Pole (45) was killed during the Battle of Pavia. Robert Stewart 4th Lord Aubigny (55) fought.

Anne Boleyn

Cranmer appointed Archishop Canterbury

After 01 Sep 1532 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury, whilst staying in Mantua, received a royal letter dated 01 Sep 1532 by which he was appointed Archbishop Canterbury; he was ordered to return to England. Cranmer's appointment, supported, if not arranged, by the Boleyn family who he subsequently supported. [Cranmer appointed Archishop Canterbury]

01 Sep 1532 Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marquess of Pembroke (Windsor Castle)

On 01 Sep 1532 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (31) was created 1st Marquess Pembroke with Henry VIII King England and Ireland (41) performing the investiture at Windsor Castle. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, Earl Ormonde (55) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (48) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (59) , Eleanor Paston (37) , Jean Dinteville, Edward Lee Archbishop York, John Stokesley Bishop London were present. Stephen Gardiner Bishop Winchester read the Patent of Creation [Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marquess of Pembroke].

Nov 1532 Henry and Anne Visit France (Calais)

Around Nov 1532 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (41) met with Francis I King France at Calais. Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (31) and Henry Howard (16) attended. [Henry and Anne Visit France]

25 Jan 1533 Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (Whitehall Palace)

On 25 Jan 1533 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (41) and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (32) were married by Rowland Leigh Bishop Coventry and Lichfield at Whitehall Palace during the Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Thomas Heneage (53) and Henry Norreys (51) winessed.

Apr 1533 Statute in Restraint of Appeals

In Mar 1533 Parlianment enacted the Statute in Restraint of Appeals by which Henry VIII King England and Ireland (41) forbade all appeals to the Pope in Rome on religious or other matters, making the King the final legal authority in all such matters in England, Wales, and other English possessions. Considered to be a cornerstone of the English Reformation.

23 May 1533 Cranmer declares Henry and Catherine's Marriage Invalid

On 23 May 1533 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury declared the marriage of Henry VIII King England and Ireland (41) and Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England invalid. [Cranmer declares Henry and Catherine's Marriage Invalid]

23 May 1533 Cranmer declares Henry and Anne's Marriage Valid

01 Jun 1533 Coronation of Anne Boleyn (Westminster Abbey)

On 01 Jun 1533 the six months pregnant Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (32) was crowned Queen Consort England by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury at Westminster Abbey. John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (62) bore the Crown. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk (16) carried the Salt. Margaret Wotton rode in the procession. William Coffin was appointed as Master of the Horse. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (50) served as Lord Sewer. Henry Parker (19) and William Coffin were knighted. Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (28) and Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle (26) were created Knight of the Bath. Margaret Wotton rode in the procession. [Coronation of Anne Boleyn]

10 Sep 1533 Christening of Elizabeth I (Palace of Placentia)

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth I King England and Ireland was christened at the Palace of Placentia. Gertrude Blount (29) , Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury and Margaret Wotton were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, Count Eu carried the the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (49) escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk (16) carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford (36) carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney (56) carried Elizabeth I King England and Ireland. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (37) carried a taper of virgin wax. [Christening of Elizabeth I]

On 10 Sep 1533 Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby (24) , Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, Earl Ormonde (56) , Henry Grey Earl Kent (38) and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford (30) supported the train of the mantle. [Christening of Elizabeth I]

On 10 Sep 1533 Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (60) , William Howard 1st Baron Howard (23) and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford (68) carried the canopy. [Christening of Elizabeth I]

03 Nov 1534 First Act of Supremacy

On 03 Nov 1534 Parliament enacted the First Act of Supremacy by which Henry VIII King England and Ireland (43) and his heirs were declared to be Supreme Head of the Church of England. Henry had now abandoned Rome completely.

1535 Trial and Execution of Bishop Fisher and Thomas More

In 1535 Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon presided over the Trial and Execution of Bishop Fisher and Thomas More

On 22 Jun 1535 John Fisher Bishop Rochester was beheaded on Tower Hill. [Trial and Execution of Bishop Fisher and Thomas More]

On 06 Jul 1535 Thomas More was beheaded. [Trial and Execution of Bishop Fisher and Thomas More]

07 Jan 1536 Death of Catherine of Aragon

On 07 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England died at Kimbolton Castle in the arms of her great friend Maria Salinas. [Death of Catherine of Aragon]

24 Jan 1536 Henry VIII Tournament (Palace of Placentia)

On 24 Jan 1536 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (44) held a tournament at the Palace of Placentia some two weeks after Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England died. Henry VIII King England and Ireland (44) was injured. Apparently badly causing him to suffer with a wound in his leg thereafter. It is reported the injury caused a change in Henry's character thereafter becoming increasingly despotic. [Henry VIII Tournament]

29 Jan 1536 Funeral of Catherine of Aragon

On 29 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England was buried at Chancel at a service for a Princess rather than Queen. Eleanor Brandon (17) was Chief Mourner. Henry VIII King England and Ireland (44) refused their daughter Henry VIII King England and Ireland (44) persmission to attend. On the same day Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (35) miscarried a boy; regarded as the start of Anne's demise. [Funeral of Catherine of Aragon]

02 May 1536 Trial of Anne Boleyn (King's Hall)

On 02 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (35) was charged with treason and accused of 'despising her marriage and entertaining malice against the King, and following daily her frail and carnal lust'. Elizabeth Browne (34) was the principal witness. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (52) , Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln (24) , Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland (21) , George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon (49) , Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland (44) , John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt (56) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland (38) , Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, Baron Morley (60) , Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby (26) , Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle (28) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (65) , Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth (35) , Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester (40) , Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland (58) , Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh (48) , Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (40) , William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel (60) , Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel (24) , Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon, Edward Powers Lord Powers, William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne, Thomas Ware, Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor and George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham (39) were jurors at King's Hall. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (63) was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard (20) attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu (44) was one of the judges. [Trial of Anne Boleyn].

17 May 1536 Execution of Anne Boleyn's Co-accused (Tower Hill)

On 17 May 1536 George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford (33) , Henry Norreys (54) and Mark Smeaton were beheaded at Tower Hill [Execution of Anne Boleyn's Co-accused].

19 May 1536 Execution of Anne Boleyn (Tower Hill)

On 19 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (35) was beheaded at Tower Green witnessed by Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (52) , Catherine Carey (12) and Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke (16) The first, and only, execution of a Queen Consort. [Execution of Anne Boleyn].

02 Jul 1536 Neville Triple Wedding (Holywell)

On 02 Jul 1536 three weddings between the Neville, and Manners and Vere families, were celebrated at one mass at Holywell. Those present included Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (63) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (52) , Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk (19) , Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (40) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (65) and Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland (38) [Neville Triple Wedding]

On 02 Jul 1536 Henry Neville 5th Earl Westmoreland (11) and Anne Manners (9) were married. [Neville Triple Wedding]

On 02 Jul 1536 Henry Manners 2nd Earl Rutland (9) and Margaret Neville were married. [Neville Triple Wedding]

On 02 Jul 1536 John Vere 16th Earl Oxford (20) and Dorothy Neville were married. [Neville Triple Wedding]

20 May 1536 Betrothal of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour (Tower Hill)

On 20 May 1536 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (44) and Jane Seymour Queen Consort England (27) were bethrothed the day after Anne Boleyn had been beheaded. [Betrothal of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour].

30 May 1536 Marriage of Henry VII and Jane Seymour (Whitehall Palace)

On 30 May 1536 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (44) and Jane Seymour Queen Consort England (27) were married at Whitehall Palace by Stephen Gardiner Bishop Winchester. Jane Seymour Queen Consort England (27) was appointed as Queen Consort England. [Marriage of Henry VII and Jane Seymour]

Oct 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace (North)

In 1536 the North rose against religious policies of Henry VIII King England and Ireland (44) . Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon condemned the traitors. John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer Snape (42) was implicated. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (63) , Henry Howard (20) and Edmund Knyvet (28) undertook the suppression of the rebels. [Pilgrimage of Grace]

On 02 Jun 1537 George Lumley was beheaded at Tower Hill. Francis Bigod (29) hanged at Tyburn. Robert Constable (59) was executed at Kingston upon Hull. [Pilgrimage of Grace]

Before 30 Jun 1537 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Darcy Templehurst convicted of High Treason during the Pilgrimage of Grace

On 28 Jul 1540 Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (37) was beheaded during the Pilgrimage of Grace

Jan 1537 Bigod's Rebellion

In 1537 John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford (72) was beheaded at Lincoln during the Bigod's Rebellion

In Jan 1537 Bigod's Rebellion was a rebellion in Cumerland and Westmoreland against Henry VIII King England and Ireland (45) .

On 25 May 1537 Margaret Stafford (26) burned at the stake at Smithfield. [Bigod's Rebellion]

On 02 Jun 1537 Thomas Percy (33) hanged, drawn and quartered. John Bulmer and Ralph Bulmer hanged. Both at Tyburn. [Bigod's Rebellion]

On 30 Jun 1537 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Darcy Templehurst (70) was beheaded at Tower Hill. [Bigod's Rebellion]

On 12 Jul 1537 Robert Aske hanged at York. George Lumley, William Lumley and Nicholas Tempest hanged at Tyburn. Thomas Moigne hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. [Bigod's Rebellion]

03 Feb 1537 Execution of the Fitzgeralds (Tyburn)

On 03 Feb 1537 the six Fitzgeralds, nephew and five uncles, all brothers, Thomas "Silken" Fitzgerald 10th Earl Kildare, James Fitzgerald, Oliver Fitzgerald, Richard Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald and Walter Fitzgerald were executed at Tyburn. [Execution of the Fitzgeralds]

15 Oct 1537 Christening Edward VI (Chapel Royal)

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London at the Chapel Royal. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (64) and Mary I King England and Ireland (21) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex (52) , Philip Boteler, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain (57) attended. Mary Scrope (61) carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (54) carried the canopy. Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, Earl Ormonde (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. The future Elizabeth I King England and Ireland (4) carried the Chrisom. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. [Christening Edward VI].

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (37) was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp at the Christening Edward VI.

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland was created as Duke Cornwall, Earl Chester (9C 1537) at Chapel Royal [Christening Edward VI]

On 15 Oct 1537 Nicholas Carew, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne (37) and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (52) surrounded the font at Chapel Royal [Christening Edward VI]

On 15 Oct 1537 Henry Knyvet (27) , Edward Neville (66) , Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley (29) , Richard Long and John Wallop carried the canopy. [Christening Edward VI]

24 Oct 1537 Death of Jane Seymour (Hampton Court Palace)

On 24 Oct 1537 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England (28) died at Hampton Court Palace at two in the morning as a result of complications arising childbirth. [Death of Jane Seymour]

12 Nov 1537 Funeral of Jane Seymour (St George's Chapel)

On 12 Nov 1537 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England (28) was buried at Henry VIII Vault. Mary I King England and Ireland (21) was Chief Mourner. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, Earl Ormonde (60) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (53) , John Gage Lord Chamberlain (58) , Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk (20) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (64) , Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland (45) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland (39) , Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (54) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (66) and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (41) attended. [Funeral of Jane Seymour]

c Nov 1538 Exeter Conspiracy

In Nov 1538 the Exeter Conspiracy was an attempt to overthrow Henry VIII King England and Ireland (47) and replace him with Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (42) . Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon presided. John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (67) sat in judgement. Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland (23) was juror.

On Nov 1538 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon (11) and Gertrude Blount (34) were imprisoned at Tower of London. [Exeter Conspiracy]

On 08 Dec 1538 Edward Neville (67) was beheaded at Tower Hill. [Exeter Conspiracy]

In Jan 1539 Cardinal Reginald Pole (38) was attainted in absentia. [Exeter Conspiracy]

On 09 Jan 1539 Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu (47) and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (43) were beheaded at Tower Hill. [Exeter Conspiracy]

On 03 Mar 1539 Nicholas Carew was beheaded at Tower Hill. [Exeter Conspiracy]

On 27 May 1541 Margaret York 8th Earl Salisbury (67) was executed at Tower Green. [Exeter Conspiracy]

13 Dec 1539 Anne of Cleves Arrival at Calais

On 13 Dec 1539 Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England arrived at Calais. She was met by George Tailboys 2nd Baron Tailboys (16) , Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley (31) and William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton. [Anne of Cleves Arrival at Calais]