1491 > Birth of Henry VIII in Greenwich, King in 1509, d. in 1547
1504 > Vespucci arrives in Lisbon: he has left 24 men, at the farthest end of his last voyage, among them Raphael Hythlodaeus (CW4/51)
1519 > The Diet of Frankfurt, unanimously, confers the imperial dignity to Charles 1st of Castile, aged 19. A grand-son of Maximilian 1st, the new Caesar is the nephew of Henry VIII, who, at 28, is the oldest King of Western Europe. Francis 1st, now in his 25th year, is also jealous. Erasmus, counsellor of the emperor elect, is full of hope for Europe and Christendom. Luther will express his expectations in 1520, " Letter to Christian Leaders "
1529 > In the 5th session of the royal lawsuit, Fisher, who presents to the Legates a new paper against divorce, and declares himself ready to die for the good right of the Queen