Thursday, February 19, 2009

Historical Facts on England & United States (A)

Topic: England (only) 1531-1538

1531: Henry VIII recognized as Supreme Head of the Church in England.

1533: Henry VIII secretly marries Anne Boleyn.

1533: Thomas Cranmer becomes Archbishop of Canterbury: he declares marriage between Henry and Catherine of Aragon void and marriage with Anne Boleyn lawful: Anne crowned queen: Henry is excommunicated by pope.

1534: Final rift between England and Rome.

1534: Decree forbidding English farmers to own more than 2,000 sheep.

1535: Eng. clergy abjure authority of the pope. Sir Thomas More, who refuses the oath of the king's supremacy, tried for treason and executed (canonized 1935).

1535: Beginnings of the London Exchange.

1535: Statute of Uses curbs power of English landowners.

1536: Queen Anne Boleyn sent to the Tower of London and Executed.

1536: Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour, his third wife.

1536: Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540) made Lord Privy Seal.

1537: Queen Jane Seymour d. after birth of Prince Edward (later Edward VI).

1538: Destruction of relics and shrines in southern England (Thomas a Becket's shrine at Canterbury). (34)

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