Chronology for English Reformation

1478 Thomas More is probably born.
1484 Hugh Latimer is born.
1485 Thomas Cromwell probably born.
1489 Thomas Cranmer is born.
1491 Henry VIII is born.
1494 William Tyndale is born.
1495 Robert Barnes is born.
1495 Thomas Bilney born in Norwich.
1500 Reginald Pole is born.
1501 Arthur marries Catharine of Aragon.
1504 Pope Julius II allows Henry VIII to marry Catharine of Aragon.
1504 Matthew Parker is born.
1505 Thomas More marries Jane Colt.
1509 Henry VIII marries Catharine of Aragon.
1514 Katherine Parr is born
1519 Thomas Bilney ordained by Bishop West of Ely.
1521 Pope Leo X calls King Henry VIII ?Defender of the Faith? for his publication of an anti-Luther tract.
1521 Robert Barnes introduces humanist scholarship to Augustinian house in Cambridge.
1521 Anne Askew is born.
1521 Henry VIII publishes *Assertio Septem Sacramentorum* in defense of the seven sacraments.
1524 Thomas Bilney "converts" Hugh Latimer.
1525 Thomas Bilney is licensed to preach in Ely.
1526 Henry VIII begins courting Anne Boleyn.
1526 Wolsey summons Thomas Bilney and he is forced to take an oath not to disseminate Luther's views.
1527 Henry VIII appeals to Pope Clement VII for annulment for marriage to Catharine of Aragon.
1529 Simon Fish publishes The Supplication of Beggars.
1529 Thomas More replaces Wolsey as Lord Chancellor.
1529 Thomas More succeeds Thomas Wolsey as Lord Chancellor.
1530 Robert Barnes flees to Wittenberg.
1530 William Tracy's will circulates among evangelicals. As a result, his body is exhumed and burned.
1530 Robert Barnes writes A Supplication unto King Henry VIII.
1531 Robert Barnes writes Supplication to Henry VIII.
1531 Thomas Bilney executed in London.
1532 Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor the day after the Submission of the Clergy is passed.
1532 Thomas More writes Letter Against Frith.
1533 Parliament passes the Act in Restraint of Appeals.
1533 Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth.
1533 Thomas More writes Confutation of Tyndale's Answer.
1533 Henry VIII is excommunicated.
1533 The Buggery Act is adopted by Henry VIII. The Buggery Act
1533 March Thomas Cranmer is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Henry VIII.
1533 May Henry VIII secretly marries Anne Boleyn.
1534 King Henry VIII declares himself the supreme head of the church in England.
1534 Act of Supremacy.
1535 Thomas More is beheaded in Tower of London for failing to take the Oath of Supremacy.
1535 Thomas More is executed.
1536 William Tyndale burned at stake.
1536 Thomas Cromwell secures the Act of Dissolution which closes monasteries.
1536 Robert Barnes returns to England.
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 Jane Grey is born
1537 Edward VI is born.
1537 Jane Seymour dies.
1539 Six Articles passed by English parlaiment at Henry VIII's urging.
1540 Robert Barnes burned at the stake.
1540 Anne Askew marries Thomas Kyme of Kelsey.
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.
1540 July 30 Robert Barnes burned at the stake.
1542 Katherine Howard executed for treason.
1543 Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr.
1544 Anne Askew's husband, Thomas Kyme expels her from his home because of her "heretical" views.
1545 Anne Askew arrested twice in 1545 in London.
1546 Anne Askew arrested for the third time.
1546 July 16 Anne Askew was tied to a chair and burned alive.
1546 June 28 Anne Askew condemned.
1546 June 29 Anne Askew placed on the rack and tortured until many bones were broken. She refused to recant.
1547 Henry VIII dies.
1548 Katherine Parr dies.
1549 Thomas Cranmer's First Book of Common Prayer published
1552 Thomas Cranmer publishes the Second Book of Common Prayer.
1553 Thomas Cranmer writes Forty Two Articles of the Reformed Faith.
1553 Edward VI dies at age fifteen.
1553 October 1 Queen Mary ascends to the throne.
1554 Jane Grey is executed.
1555 Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer burned at the stake.
1556 Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake.
1558 Queen Mary dies.
1558 Reginald Pole dies.
1571 Thirty Nine Articles written under Queen Elizabeth.
1575 Matthew Parker dies.