In 1439, King Henry VI of England banned kissing because he said it spread disease.
In 1521, King Henry VIII was awarded the title of “Defender of the Faith” by Pope Leo X.
In November of 1534, King Henry VIII became head of the English church – a role formerly held by the Pope.
In 1542, Catherine, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, was imprisoned in Hampton Court and later beheaded.
King Henry VIII had a tennis court at Hampton Court, his palace on the River Thames, not very far from London.
In 1542, Catherine, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, was imprisoned in Hampton Court prior to being beheaded.
In 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots remarried just three months after the assassination of her former husband King Henry.
In 1543, a method for casting iron cannons was perfected by an Englishman working under commission to King Henry VIII.
In 1534, King Henry VIII dissolved all of the country’s Catholic monasteries, and became head of the Church of England.
King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, had an illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth, who eventually ruled England for 45 years.
In November of 1499, Perkin Warbeck, Flemish imposter and pretender to the throne of King Henry VII of England, was executed in the Tower of London.
In 1535, Cardinal John Fisher was executed at Tower Hill in London after refusing to recognize King Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church of England.
When the Pope refused King Henry VIII’s request for a divorce, Henry broke with the Catholic church, and established the Church of England with himself as head.