14 January 1526
Charles and Francis agreed to the Treaty of Madrid, in which the French king renounced all his claims in Italy, Flanders and Artois, surrendered Burgundy to Charles, agreed to send two of his sons to be hostages at the Spanish court, promised to marry Charles's sister Eleanor and to restore to Bourbon the territories that had been seized from him. Francis, who held the title of ‘Most Christian King’, also agreed to persuade Henry to relinquish the throne of Navarre in favour of Charles ‘in order to uproot the errors of the Lutheran sect and the rest of condemned sects’.
Henry VIII’s organisational and leadership abilities are succinctly alluded to in the preamble of the Eltham Ordinances of January 1526, the intention of which was to reduce the number of hangers-on and scroungers the king allowed into his presence. LINK Sir Nicholas Carew was again at the head of a list of Henry’s jousting and pastime companions expelled from court, to be replaced by professional administrators.
Tyndale's English Bible
Printed in Worms, Germany, the first copies of William Tyndale's English translation arrive in London.
John Fisher Preached at the Burning of Tyndale's Bible
6 February 1526
London. On a bonfire, copies of Tyndale's English Bible were burned. Fisher’s speech repudiating Luther was
afterwards put into print.
23 February 1526
Henry's pursuit of Anne Boleyn in the traditional display of ‘courtly love’ was made public in the Shrove Tuesday jousts
Francis I, King of France, Released
17 March 1526
. The King of France is released from prison in Madrid but only in exchange for his two sons,
Treaty of Madrid Ripped Up & League of Cognac Formed
22 May 1526
Francis I offers himself as protector of Italian freedom against Charles V; France, the papacy, Venice,
Florence and Milan form the League of Cognac against Charles.
No Cognac for Henry VIII
Thwarted in his desire to have the Cognac agreement signed in London, Henry refused to join the League.
Anglo–French Agreement at Hampton Court
8 August 1526
England and France agreed not to make any separate agreements with Charles.
New Testament Errors
27 October 1526
Bishop Tunstall claimed there were two thousand errors in Tyndale's New Testament.