English Royalty

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03/09/1189
United Kingdom King Richard I is crowned in Westminster following the death of King Henry II.
06/01/1367
United Kingdom King Richard II of England is born
22/06/1377
United Kingdom King Richard II becomes King of England at the age of 10 following the death of King Edward III.
06/07/1483
United Kingdom King Richard III is crowned King of England.
22/08/1485
United Kingdom King Richard III is killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field ending the War of the Roses.
28/06/1491
United Kingdom King Henry VIII is born in Greenwich Palace, London.
22/04/1509
United Kingdom King Henry VIII is crowned King of England following the death of King Henry VII
11/06/1509
United Kingdom King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon.
23/05/1533
United Kingdom The marriage between King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void.
11/07/1533
United Kingdom Pope Clement VII excommunicates King Henry VIII.
07/09/1533
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth I is born in Greenwich.
06/07/1535
United Kingdom Sir Thomas More is executed in London for treason, for refusing to publicly accept King Henry VIII as the head of the Church of England.
30/05/1536
United Kingdom England's King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour.
12/10/1537
United Kingdom English King Edward VI is born
06/01/1540
United Kingdom England's King Henry VIII marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage lasts six months.
28/07/1540
United Kingdom King Henry VIII marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
13/02/1542
United Kingdom King Henry VIII's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, is executed for adultery.
12/07/1543
United Kingdom King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.
06/07/1553
United Kingdom English King Edward VI dies, he is succeded by Queen Mary I.
27/03/1625
United Kingdom King Charles I ascends to the throne following the death of King James I
18/06/1633
United Kingdom King Charles I is crowned King of Scotland in Edinburgh.
25/10/1760
United Kingdom King George III succeeds his late grandfather King George II.
24/05/1819
United Kingdom Queen Victoria is born.
13/07/1837
United Kingdom Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to live at Buckingham Palace.
10/02/1840
United Kingdom Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha.
13/06/1842
United Kingdom Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to travel by train (from Slough to London)
03/06/1865
United Kingdom King George V is born.
23/06/1894
United Kingdom King Edward VIII is born.
06/10/1900
United Kingdom Arrests take place in Brussels following discovery of a plot against Prince Albert.
19/01/1901
United Kingdom Queen Victoria is taken ill at Osborne House, Isle of White
22/01/1901
United Kingdom Queen Victoria dies today at Osborne, her seaside home in the Isle of White. She was 81 and had reigned for 63 years.
23/01/1901
United Kingdom King Edward VII makes his ascension speech in London
14/02/1901
United Kingdom King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra drive in state coach from Buckingham Palace to Parliament where the King formally opens the first parliament of his reign
09/08/1902
United Kingdom King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra are crowned in Westminster Abbey, London.
06/05/1910
United Kingdom King Edward VII dies.
22/06/1911
United Kingdom King George V is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
21/04/1927
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II is born.
11/12/1936
United Kingdom In a radio broadcast to his subjects in Britain King Edward VIII abdicates the throne to be with the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson.
26/06/1937
France Following his abdication, King Edward VIII, under his new title Duke of Windsor, marries Wallis Simpson in France.
07/06/1939
United States King George VI becomes the first British monarch to visit the United States
20/11/1947
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, marries Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip) in Westminster Abbey in London.
15/08/1950
United Kingdom Princess Anne is born at Clarence House in London.
23/09/1951
United Kingdom King George VI has an operation to remove part of his lung.
06/02/1952
United Kingdom King George VI dies peacefully in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham
08/02/1952
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen at a ceremony in St James's Palace, London.
15/02/1952
United Kingdom King George VI is buried at St George's Chapel on his Windsor Castle estate.
25/12/1952
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II makes her first Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth as Queen of England.
24/03/1953
United Kingdom Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II's grandmother, dies in her sleep after a lengthy illness.
31/03/1953
United Kingdom More than 1,500 attend the funeral of Queen Mary at St George's Chapel in Windsor.
16/04/1953
United Kingdom Thousands welcome Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip when they arrive in Scotland to launch the new royal yacht, Britannia.
02/06/1953
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II is crowned in Westminster Abbey, London.
31/10/1955
United Kingdom Princess Margaret calls of her plans to marry divorced Group Captain Peter Townsend.
29/02/1964
United Kingdom The Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra, gives birth to a son at her home in Surrey.
04/09/1964
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II opens the Forth road bridge over the Firth of Forth in Scotland, the longest suspension bridge in Europe at 6,156 feet.
08/09/1966
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II opens the Severn bridge linking Wales with south west England.
28/05/1972
United Kingdom The Duke of Windsor dies in his home in Paris.
28/08/1973
United Kingdom Princess Anne becomes the first member of the Royal family to visit Russia when she arrives in Kiev to ride in an equestrian event.
14/11/1973
United Kingdom Princess Anne and lieutenant Mark Phillips are married in Westminster Abbey.
20/03/1974
United Kingdom Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips escape an apparent kidnap attempt.
19/03/1976
United Kingdom Buckingham Palace announces that Princess Margaret will separate from Lord Snowdon after 16 years of marriage.
07/06/1977
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official Silver Jubilee.
15/11/1977
United Kingdom Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips's first child, Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, is born
17/10/1980
United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican where she meets Pope John Paul II.
24/02/1981
United Kingdom Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer (who upon marraige becomes Princess Diana).
29/08/1981
United Kingdom A portrait of Princess Diana hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London is damaged by vandals.
23/07/1986
United Kingdom Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson marry in Westminster Abbey
08/08/1988
United Kingdom The Duke and Duchess of York announce the birth of their first child.
31/08/1989
United Kingdom Buckingham Palace announces that Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips are to separate.
19/03/1992
United Kingdom Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York are to separate due to irreconcilable differences.
12/12/1992
United Kingdom Princess Anne becomes Mrs Timothy Laurence following a small wedding in Scotland.
14/01/1994
United Kingdom The Duchess of Kent becomes the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years.
16/04/1996
United Kingdom Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York have begun divorce proceedings.
30/05/1996
United Kingdom Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson are granted an uncontested decree ending their ten year marraige.
15/01/1997
United Kingdom Princess Diana angers government ministers after calling for an ban on the use of landmines.
31/08/1997
France Princess Diana is killed in a car accident in a tunnel in Paris
06/09/1997
United Kingdom A funeral service for Princess Diana takes place at Westminster Abbey.
06/01/1999
United Kingdom Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones announce their engagement.
19/06/1999
United Kingdom Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys-Jones at Windsor. The couple become the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
09/02/2002
United Kingdom Britain's Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 71.
30/03/2002
United Kingdom Buckingham Palace announces that the Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep aged 101.
10/02/2005
United Kingdom Clarence House announces that Prince Charles will marry his long-term partner Camilla Parker-Bowles on 8 April. Mrs Parker-Bowles will take the title HRH Duchess of Cornwall after the civil ceremony at Windsor Castle.
09/04/2005
United Kingdom Prince Charles weds Camilla Parker-Bowles at a civil ceremony followed by a blessing.
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