Timeline of British history (1500–1599)

Timeline of British history (1500–1599)

This article presents a timeline of events in British history from 1500 AD until 1599 AD.

Timeline of British history (1000-1499) Timeline of British history (1600-1699)

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1500 AD - 1599 AD

*1509 Henry VIII of England crowned and married to Catherine of Aragon
*1521 Lutheran writings begin to circulate in England.
*1525 Henry VIII seeks an annulment of his marriage, which is refused.
*1526 Cardinal Wolsey orders the burning of Lutheran books.
*1529 Henry VIII severs ties with Rome and declares himself head of the English church.
*1534 Act of Supremacy passed by Henry VIII
*1534 Treasons Act 1534
*1535 Execution of Thomas More and Cardinal John Fisher.
*1536 Execution of William Tindale in Antwerp
*1542 Mary, Queen of Scots accedes to the Scottish throne
*1547 Edward VI of England crowned King of England
*1549 Prayer Book rebellion in south-west England
*1553 Act Against Sectaries 1553
*1558 Queen Elizabeth I of England accedes to the throne
*1559 Act of Supremacy 1559
*1567 The Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots abdicates and flees Scotland after an uprising by Protestant lords
*1571 Treasons Act 1571
*1571 Act Prohibiting Papal Bulls from Rome 1571
*February 8 1587 Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringay Castle in Northamptonshire
*August 8 1588 Spanish Armada destroyed
*1593 Act Against Papists 1593

See also

* Timeline of British history
* Early Modern Britain
* History of the British Isles
* History of England
* History of Ireland
* History of Northern Ireland
* History of Scotland
* History of Wales
* History of the United Kingdom

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