21st April 1509
Henry VIII became king
Prince Henry succeeded his father as King Henry VIII.
1509 (late April)
New Council formed
Henry’s grandmother, Margaret Beaufort
, took control and formed a new council. Members of the council included Thomas Howard, Thomas Ruthall, Thomas Lovell, William Wareham Archbishop of Canterbury
, Henry Marnay and Richard Fox. Thomas Ruthall retained his postion as King’s secretary while Thomas Lovell was appointed Treasurer of the Chamber. Henry Marnay became Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard.
1509 (23rd June)
Knights of the Order of the Bath
To mark the coronation, Henry created 24 new Knights of the Order of the Bath.
1509 (24th June)
Henry and Catherine Coronation
King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon rode in procession from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey. Henry rode on horseback while Catherine travelled in a litter covered in cloth of gold. Henry was crowned King Henry VIII and Catherine was crowned Queen consort at Westminster Abbey. Henry sat in Edward I’s coronation chair to receive the crown of Edward the Confessor. The service was conducted by William Warham
, Archbishop of Canterbury. After the ceremony a coronation banquet was held at Westminster Hall. The streets of London were decorated with tapestries and cloth of gold and food and drink were set out on trestle tables for the people.
1509 (late June)
Linacre Royal Physician
Thomas Linacre was appointed Royal Physician.
Thomas Wolsey King’s Almoner
1510 (23rd January)
Speaker of the Commons
Thomas Englefield became Speaker of the Commons.
Thomas Wolsey Appointments
Thomas Wolsey became a Knight of the Garter and a member of the privy council
1510 (10th July)
Thomas Howard Appointments
Thomas Wolsey joined the King’s Council.
Thomas Wolsey became a member of the King’s council. Henry was impressed with the way that he handled governmental matters quickly and efficiently.
Edward Howard became Lord Admiral
Sir Edward Howard, son of the Earl of Surrey, was appointed Lord Admiral. The position had become vacant following the death of the Earl of Orford.
Cuthbert Tunstall position
Cuthbert Tunstall was appointed Chancellor to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
6th February 1512
Speaker of the Commons
Robert Sheffield was appointed Speaker of the Commons.
Gerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, became Lord Deputy of Ireland.
Thomas Wolsey Dean of York
Thomas Wolsey was appointed Dean of York.
4th May 1513
Thomas Howard Lord Admiral
Thomas Howard, brother of the late Edward Howard, was appointed Lord Admiral.
Late October 1513
Wolsey made Bishop of Tournai
Thomas Wolsey was created Bishop of Tournai.