16th century

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The Battle of Cerignola (April 21)
The Battle of Garigliano (December 29)
The Battle of Agnadello (May 14)
Henry VIII of England weds Catherine of Aragon (June 11)
Coronation of Henry VIII of England (June 28)
The Siege of Padua (July 17)
The Battle of Polesella (December 22)


Death of the first Henry, Duke of Cornwall (February 11)
The Battle of Ravenna (April 11)
The Battle of St. Mathieu (August 10)
The Battle of Guinegate (August 16)
James IV of Scotland dies at the Battle of Flodden Field (September 9); coronation of James V (September 21)
The Battle of La Motta (October 7)
Birth of Anne of Cleves (September 22)
Birth of Mary I of England (February 18)


The Battle of Esquiroz (June 30)
The Siege of Mézières
The Siege of Tournai
The Siege of Genoa (May 20-30)
The Siege of Marseille (August-September)
Francis I of France signs the Treaty of Madrid, surrendering France's claims to Italy, Flanders, and Burgundy


Pope Clement VII excommunicates Henry VIII of England (July)
The Battle of Gavinana
Birth of Elizabeth I of England (September 7)
The First Act of Supremacy (November)
The Treasons Act
The First Succession Act
Thomas More executed (July 6)
Henry VIII of England weds Jane Seymour (May 30)
William Tyndale executed (September 6)
The Pilgrimage of Grace (October)
Birth of Lady Jane Grey
Birth of Edward VI of England (October 12)
Death of Jane Seymour (October 24)


Marriage of Henry VIII of England and Anne of Cleves annulled (July 9)
Henry VIII of England weds Catherine Howard (July 28)
The Battle of Haddon Rig (August 24)
The Battle of Solway Moss (November 24)
Henry VIII of England weds Catherine Parr (July 12)
The Siege of Nice (August)
The Battle of Serravalle (June 2)
The Siege of St. Dizier
The Siege of Boulogne (July 19-September 18)
  • 1545: The first English book on archery, Toxophilus: The School of Shooting by Ascham, is published
The Battle of Ancrum Moor (February 27)
The Battle of the Solent (July 18-19)
The Council of Trent (1545-1563)
Coronation of Edward VI of England (February 20)
The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh (September 10)


Coronation of Lady Jane Grey
Coronation of Mary I of England (October 1)
Philip II of Spain weds Mary I of England (July 25)
Laurence Saunders executed (February 8)
Rowland Taylor executed (February 9)
John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester, executed (February 9)


Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion established
John Foxe's Book of Martyrs published by John Day




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