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A Man for All Seasons Robert Bolt. Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More. “The King’s good servant, but God’s servant first” -Sir Thomas More on himself. February 7, 1478 - Thomas More was born in London.

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A man for all seasons robert bolt

A Man for All SeasonsRobert Bolt

Henry VIII

and

Sir Thomas More









  • 1491 - London. He gained a reputation for being impartial and a patron to the poor.Henry VIII born.



Catherine of aragon
Catherine of Aragon brother Arthur's widow, Catherine of Aragon.

  • Catherine of Aragon was the youngest surviving child of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.

  • Married Henry’s older brother, Arthur, who died 6 months later.



  • By 1505, Henry was old enough to wed. dowry, so 14 months after her husband's death, she was betrothed to the future Henry VIII, who was too young to marry at the time.

  • However, Henry wasn't as keen on a Spanish alliance, but he was forced to repudiate the betrothal.


  • 1515 - dowry, so 14 months after her husband's death, she was betrothed to the future Henry VIII, who was too young to marry at the time.Thomas Wolsey became chancellor and head of both state and church under Henry.



  • 1518 - More became a member of the Wittenberg Cathedral. These were stated grievance against the church. This starts the Privy Council which is an executive advisory board for the King.1521 - More is knighted by Henry VIII.


1 Wittenberg Cathedral. These were stated grievance against the church. This starts the

  • 1523 - More was made Speaker of the House of Commons. As Speaker, More helped establish the privilege of free speech.


  • 1522 - Wittenberg Cathedral. These were stated grievance against the church. This starts the Anne Boleyn is introduced to the English court and meets Henry VIII. Anne refuses to become his mistress.








  • 1530 - Wolsey died. Wolsey to decide the issue of Henry's divorce in England. Eventually, the committee adjourns to Rome.


  • 1531 - Henry is declared Supreme Head of the Wolsey to decide the issue of Henry's divorce in England. Eventually, the committee adjourns to Rome.Church in England.

  • 1531 - The clergy submits to Henry's threat of limiting their powers if they did not switch allegiance from Pope to him.



  • 1532 - probably his disagreement with Henry's stance toward the church.Thomas Cromwell had become the king's chief minister and was responsible for drafting most of the acts of Parliament.


  • Oath of Supremacy probably his disagreement with Henry's stance toward the church. - Parliament confirms the Henry VIII is the Supreme Head of the Church of England. This cancels the Pope's authority in England and gives the king the right to reform the church.



  • Act of Succession secret. - Parliament declares Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled and Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn to be lawful.






Jane seymour
Jane Seymour before her death, her marriage was declared void.

  • Within 24 hours of Anne Boleyn's execution, Jane Seymour and Henry VIII were formally betrothed. On May 30th, they were married.





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