Pilgrimage of Grace Timeline

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  • 1509 - 1547
    Reign of Henry VIII of England.
  • 1532
    Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor over Henry VIII of England's plans to remarry.
  • 25 Jan 1533
    Henry VIII of England marries his second wife, Anne Boleyn, in secret.
  • 23 May 1533
    Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury formally annuls Henry VIII of England’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
  • 1 Jun 1533
    Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, is crowned Queen of England.
  • 28 Nov 1534
    The Act of Supremacy declares Henry VIII of England the head of the Church in England and not the Pope.
  • 6 Jul 1535
    Sir Thomas More is executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII of England as the head of the Church in England.
  • 1536
    Henry VIII of England and Thomas Cromwell push a bill through Parliament which begins the Dissolution of the Monasteries in England and Wales.
  • Oct 1536 - Dec 1536
    The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular uprising against religious changes made by Henry VIII of England, marches in the north of England.
  • Jun 1537
    Henry VIII of England executes 178 of the protestors involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace.