Henry VIII (1491-1547)

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Westminster Palace becomes the permanent home of the Houses of Parliament after King Henry VIII abandons it in favor of the nearby Palace of Whitehall.
7 Jun 1520
King Henry VIII and King Francis I meet at Field of Cloth of Gold
25 Jan 1533
King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn at Whitehall Palace, London. As the pope had not granted a divorce from his first wife, the marriage leads to Henry's excommunication and eventual break with the Roman Catholic church.
6 Jul 1535
Execution of Sir Thomas More
30 May 1536
Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour at Whitehall
28 Jul 1540
Execution of Thomas Cromwell
Sep 1541
Henry VIII dissolves Abbey of St. Peter; converts church to Gloucester Cathedral
28 Jan 1547
King Henry VIII dies at Whitehall Palace, London, at the age of 55. He is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Henry VIII by William Shakespeare