A TIMELINE OF EVENTS AT THE TIME OF THE MARY ROSE

By Tim Lambert

1491 Henry VIII is born

1492 Columbus sails across the Atlantic

1495 Portsmouth Dockyard is founded

1498 The Portuguese reach India

1509

Work begins on building the Mary Rose

Wallpaper is first printed in England

1510 The first Spanish settlers arrive in Jamaica

1511

The Mary Rose is launched

The Portuguese reach Thailand

1513 The English win the battle of Flodden against the Scots. The Spanish land in Florida.

1514 The Portuguese reach China

1516 The Portuguese reach Vietnam

1517

Martin Luther begins the Protestant Reformation

The Ottoman Turks conquer Egypt

1521

Cortes conquers the Aztecs in Mexico

Ferdinand Magellan is killed in the Philippines

1522 The Ottoman Turks capture Belgrade

c 1525 Turkeys are first eaten in England. The symbol for square is invented.

1526

In India Babar founds the Mogul Empire

The Turks defeat the Hungarians at the battle of Mohacs

1529 The Turks besiege Vienna but fail to capture it

1530

The Portuguese settle in Brazil

1533

Henry divorces Catherine of Aragon. He marries Anne Boleyn.

Pizarro conquers the Incas

In Russia 3 year old Ivan the Terrible inherits the throne

1534

Henry VIII makes himself head of the Church of England

In Ecuador the city of Quito is founded

1535 In Peru the city of Lima is founded

1536

The Pilgrimage of Grace. (An uprising in the North of England).

Anne Boleyn is beheaded

Henry marries Jane Seymour

An Act of Union unites Wales with England

1536-1540 Henry VIII closes the monasteries and confiscates their property

1537 Jane Seymour dies. Thomas Elyot invents the word encyclopedia.

1538 In Colombia the city of Bogota is founded

1540

Henry marries Anne of Cleves but quickly divorces her

Henry marries Kathryn Howard

1541

The Irish parliament agrees to recognise Henry VIII as King of Ireland rather than Lord of Ireland

John Knox begins the Reformation in Scotland

The Turks conquer Hungary

1542

The battle of Solway Moss. The English defeat the Scots.

Kathryn Howard is beheaded

1543

Copernicus publishes his theory that the Earth orbits the Sun

Portuguese sailors reach Japan.

Henry marries Catherine Parr

Andreas Veasalius publishes The Fabric of the Human Body, which contains accurate diagrams of the human body

1544 Southsea Castle is built

1545 The Mary Rose sinks

1547

Henry VIII dies

Ivan the Terrible takes power in Russia

Tudor Portsmouth

Life in Tudor England

The History of the Mary Rose

A Timeline of Tudor England

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