By Matt Goldstein
Henry the 8th ruled with an iron fist and an ego on the verge of psychosis. Behind his, alcoholism, and sociopathic nature, Henry the 8th executed friends, wives, enemies and murdered waves of English citizens for sometimes ridiculous reasons and even no reason at all. Henry the 8th broke the Catholic Church in half not because of religious beliefs, but because of his thirst for power. When the Catholic Church refused to grant Henry a divorce, King Henry was so enraged that someone else told him what he could and could not do, Henry destroyed the almost 1000 year grip that the Catholic Church had over almost all of Europe. Here is a timeline of one of the most sociopathic and alcoholic leaders in the history of the world.
1486 — Henry the VII and Elizabeth of York are Married.
1486 — Arthur, Prince of Wales is born, older brother of Prince Henry.
1491 — The Birth of Prince Henry, future Henry the VIII.
1502 – Arthur, Prince of Wales dies.
1509 — Henry ascends to the throne, becoming King Henry the VIII
1509 — Henry the VIII marries Katherine of Aragon
1516 — Queen Mary I is born in Greenwich.
1517 — Martin Luther Nails his criticisms of the Catholic Church on a Church door in Wittenberg, Germany
1519 — Elizabeth “Bessie” Blount Gives birth to Henry’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond.
1521 — For opposing Martin Luther, Pope Leo X awards Henry with the title of “Defender of the Faith.”
1526 — Mary Boleyn, also known as the other Boleyn girl gives birth to a son named Henry, who many believe to be the sone of Henry the VII.
1529 – Henry fires Cardinal Wolsey for failing to secure King Henry’s divorce from Katherine of Aragon.
1532 — Anne Boleyn is pregnant with King Henry’s child.
1533 — Henry marries Anne Boleyn and is ex-communicated from the Catholic Church.
1533 – Anne gives birth to Queen Elizabeth I
1534 — Henry breaks with the Catholic Church and appoints himself the head of the Church of England.
1535 – Mentor and friend of Henry, Sir Thomas Moore is executed for refusing to recognize Henry and the Church of England.
1535 — Henry badly injures his leg in a jousting match. This injury plagues Henry for life and is possible sign of diabetes since the wound never properly heals.
1536 — Katherine of Aragon dies.
1536 – Anne Boleyn is arrested and accused of mass adultery, even sexual relations with her brother. Anne Boleyn is tried and convicted of treason, adultery and incest. These charges are completely fabricated by those closely loyal to Henry in his bid to rid of Anne Boleyn.
1536 – Anne Boleyn is beheaded.
1536 – King Henry marries Jane Seymour.
1540 — Henry marries Anne of Cleaves and annuls the marriage very quickly.
1540 – Henry marries 19 year old Catherine Howard, cousin of Anne Boleyn.
1542 — Catherine Howard is executed for adultery.
1543 — Henry marries Katherine Parr who is almost executed for heresy.
1547 – Henry the VII dies.
1547 – 1553 King Edward VI reigns King
1553 – 1559 Queen Mary I reigns as Queen and is one of the most brutal and murderous rulers in the history of England.
1559 – 1603 Queen Elizabeth reigns and is one of the most respected leaders in the history of the world. Her death ends the dynasty of the Tudors.