Henry VIII,the Reign
Sweating Sickness Epidemic
Usually lasting for four or five hours and never more than twenty four by which time the victim was recovering fully or dead.
Luther Uses the Press
Luther's Ninety Five Theses are translated from Latin into German and thousands of copies are distributed around Europe in more languages
Pope Preaches for Crusade
Pope Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici) meanwhile, felt the need of staying the advance of the Ottoman sultan, Selim I, who was threatening western Europe, and made elaborate plans for a crusade. A truce was to be proclaimed throughout Christendom; the pope was to be the arbiter of disputes; the emperor and the king of France were to lead the army; England, Spain and Portugal were to furnish the fleet; and the combined forces were to be directed against Constantinople. Papal diplomacy in the interests of peace failed, however; Cardinal Wolsey made England, not the pope, the arbiter between France and the Empire; and much of the money collected for the crusade from tithes and indulgences was spent in other ways.
Cardinal Wolsey Appointed Papal Legate in England
17 May 1518
Pope Leo x (Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici) sent legates to convince European princes to make peace.Cardinal Campeggio was sent to England but was only allowed to enter the country when Wolsey was promoted to equal standing Campeggio eventually arrived on 29 July 1518
Papal Commission to Treat
20 Aug 1518
From Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, Pope LeoX to Legates Wolsey and Campeggio.
Commissions them to treat with Maximilian King of the Romans, and the Kings of England, France and Spain, for a league defensive and offensive for five years against the tyrant of the Turks, who has slain the Sultan, subdued Egypt, Syria and Africa, and is preparing an armament for the invasion, as it appears, of Christendom.
4 October 1518
English & French sign treaty and restore Tournai to France. Francis agrees to pay a pension to Henry and keep Duke of Albany out of Scotland.
5 October 1518
Two year old Mary was pledged to marry the Dauphin of France in a ceremony at Greenwich.
Others Join France and Treat with England for a Universal Peace
Following the Anglo-French Treaty other rulers make the agreement
Catherine’s Last Pregnancy
9 November 1518
Catherine age thirty two ends her last pregnancy - delivers still born daughter.