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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
by Christoffel Bockstorfer Click on the links below to find out more
6 5/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (167 mm x 136 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves in January but then takes Catherine Howard as a mistress in June. Henry and Anne's marriage is annulled and he weds Catherine in July.Sir Thomas Cromwell is beheaded for High Treason. Catharine Howard's uncle, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk replaces him as Henry VIII's chief minister. Waltham Abbey becomes the final abbey to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Art and science
Stirling Palace begun for King James V of Scotland, it is built in the French Renaissance style.
The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V enters Ghent in Flanders after the city had offered its allegiance to Francis I of France. Pope Paul III grants official approval the Catholic Order of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, through the papal bull Regimini militantis ecclesiae
(To the Government of the Church Militant).