That's the point. The break with Rome needs to happen somehow, what with Katherine being so successful with sons...
(Anne was establishing herself as Lutheran, to be fair.)

I mean, I figured it was the point from a meta perspective, but in universe it's a pretty amateurish political misstep by the Vatican.
 
I realize Anne isn't a Lutheran IOTL. This is alternate history where she was discovered sending letters to Luther and being sympathetic with his views.
It’s too unlikely and frankly it needs to be removed. Why would Anne have Lutheran sympathies? There is no need for a break from Rome here. Especially since Anne publicly asked for forgiveness. And excommunicating one of the most powerful men in Europe’s one year old legitimate daughter for simply existing is practically ASB.
 
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April 1525: The first official act of Louis XIII establishes a Franco-Ottoman alliance against the Habsburg empire, infuriating Charles V. However, his anger quickly dissipates when he loses his wife, Empress Beatrice, to the plague. Devastated, he nevertheless holds himself together and soldiers on for his children. Despite this, his grief makes him much less competent and much more reckless than he used to be. Realizing this, he absconds to a monastery to recuperate from the harsh blows of life. He will need a new wife - and hopefully, one that can produce healthy sons - but right now, all he wonders is what he had done to offend God. Also, as both the Prince and Princess of Wales are of age, the marriage is consummated despite calls for its annulment (as Renee never gave up her sympathy for Luther's views).
 
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July 1525: The King of Portugal sees his son, Alfonso of Portugal, heir to the throne, betrothed to Princess Mary of England. The young Alfonso is ecstatic at his betrothal to the beautiful English girl, and has Alfonso, Maria, and Leonor write Mary letters. He also is considering his daughters betrothals.

September 1525: Anne Boleyn miscarries shortly after announcing her most recent pregnancy. This comes on the heels of the marriage of John II of Scotland and Margaret of England. Distraught, Anne finds little comfort in her husband or her entourage, as her closest companion, Renee of France, has left court with her husband for Ludlow, where they hope to take over more responsibility. So she turns to God. Her husband is equally devastated, especially as Prince Alfonso is sickly and needs to enter the church (this being the child Catherine of Aragon died to deliver) but instead looks for his own diversion. And he finds it in a new mistress: Jane Seymour. Nobody is aware at this point, but they do know that suddenly there is a space for John Seymour and some of his ambitious children. Jane pleases the King by taking in Blanche and Matilda Fitzroy.

November 1525: In Spain, plague kills Alfonso the spare to the throne of Castile and Aragon. Infante Juan is showing signs of developing slow for his age. Queen Isabella of Portugal nearly dies of a miscarriage upon hearing the news. She thus spends some time recuperating at a convent, where doctors confirm her childbearing days are over at only 23. Isabella recovers by Christmas and celebrates with her husband and daughter Maria, who is currently unbetrothed.

December 1525: Henry, Prince of Wales celebrates Christmas by impregnating his bride. It seems, in part, a love match. Preparations begin for Prince Henry to receive more control over the government.
 
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January 1526: King Louis XIII and Queen Elizabeth of France consummate their marriage. Meanwhile, tensions rise between the King and the Prince of Wales, due to the Prince of Wales' agreement with his wife's Lutheran views. Unfortunately, the marriage cannot be annulled due to Renee's pregnancy. Louis XIII also agrees to cede Burgundy to Charles V, also abandoning French claims to Flanders, Artois, Naples and Milan. Isabella, Dowager Queen of Denmark dies and a new struggle for the regency begins to erupt. 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

February 1526: Isabella of Portugal dies of plague. Her grief-stricken husband seeks for a new wife, as does his brother Charles. Queen Eleanor of Portugal becomes pregnant again. Thomas Wyatt separates from his wife, Elizabeth Brooke, and once again renews his love suit to the queen. Unfortunately for him, Queen Anne Boleyn becomes pregnant again, and his love letter to the queen is read by the king instead.

March 1526: Jane Seymour announces her first pregnancy. She and her husband, Henry Fitzalan, are delighted. Henry VIII is not. Queen Margaret of Scotland (Henry VIII's daughter, not sister) becomes pregnant. Mary Boleyn, sister of the queen, dies of a miscarriage and this plunges Queen Anne into a state of intense grief, as the sisters had been quite close.

April 1526: Babur becomes Mughal emperor, invading Northern India and capturing Delhi. The Mughal dynasty has now officially began, the European kings (Charles V, Henry VIII and Louis XIII) all plot to see how they can benefit from this. Sweating sickness once again sweeps over England. Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, dies of the sweating sickness as does the young Princess Anne of England.

May 1526: Henry VIII suffers another jousting accident, his horse was accidentally killed. The king is infuriated by this, especially as the dead horse had landed on his arm as he was unhorsed. His arm is broken and he cannot write. His wife, Queen Anne tries to persuade him to enjoy a different sport, earning his ire. As a result of the Franco-Ottoman alliance, an anti-French league is formed by the Pope, Genoa, Venice, Florence and Milan.

June 1526: Emperor Go-Nara ascends to the throne of Japan. Charles V returns from the monastery and retakes the reins of power. However, he still makes no moves to find a wife. He has buried many of them already. The Diet of Speyer convenes, resulting in the Edict of Speyer which suspended the 1521 Edict of Worms. This meant the papal ban on Luther's teachings has been revoked.

July 1526: Milan is captured by the Spanish. Martin Luther is discovered dead in a tavern. This causes an uproar and suddenly his teachings spread much faster. Elizabeth Blount returns to court and rekindles her affair with the king, much to the queen's ire. Meanwhile, Princess Mary falls sick.

August 1526: Renee, Princess of Wales gives birth to a daughter named Katherine, after her mother-in-law. Jane Seymour refuses to become physically intimate with the king due to her loyalty to Queen Anne, much to his anger. But it does not help her: Queen Anne does not believe that she hadn't had sex with Henry, regardless of the pleas of Jane's husband. Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette de Bourbon welcome another son named Claude after his father. The Battle of Mohacs results in the death of Suleiman I, the Ottoman Sultan. An Anglo-French agreement is made, where both countries promise not to make treaties with Charles V. Mary recovers.

September 1526: Queen Elizabeth of France gives birth to her first son, christened Henry after her father. The new Dauphin is betrothed to his cousin, Princess Katherine of Wales. Michelangelo is commissioned to create a sculpture of the French king and queen. Wolsey's aspirations to the papacy are displeasing to Queen Anne, but she is not in a strong position and cannot stop him.

October 1526: Bishop Tunstall claims there are over two thousand errors in Tyndal's New Testament. Louis XIII of France decides to organize another diplomatic meeting with England and Spain; the Franco-Ottoman alliance is greatly strained now that Suleiman is dead.

November 1526: Queen Eleanor of Portugal gives birth to another daughter named Joanna after her mother. Mary, Dowager Queen of Hungary expels Jewish people from Hungary. A struggle for Hungary erupts between Louis III (de facto ruled by Mary), as well as John Zapolya. Catherine Jagiellon, Princess of Poland is born. Queen Anne of England gives birth to a stillborn daughter, further straining the relationship between herself and her husband.

December 1526: Jane Seymour gives birth to her first son, a strong and healthy boy called Edward after her brother. Seeing her rival (although Jane never perceived Anne as one) succeed where she could not, Queen Anne withdraws further into herself. Pope Clement VII publishes decree Cum ad Zero, forming the Inquisition. Queen Margaret of Scotland (the younger) gives birth to a son named after her father.


@isabella help idk who Charles could marry ITTL
@EdwardRex do you want to elaborate on Denmark/Norway/Sweden right now? or about Martin Luther?
 
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January 1526: King Louis XIII and Queen Elizabeth of France consummate their marriage. Meanwhile, tensions rise between the King and the Prince of Wales, due to the Prince of Wales' agreement with his wife's Lutheran views. Unfortunately, the marriage cannot be annulled due to Renee's pregnancy. Louis XIII also agrees to cede Burgundy to Charles V, also abandoning French claims to Flanders, Artois, Naples and Milan. Isabella, Dowager Queen of Denmark dies and a new struggle for the regency begins to erupt. 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

February 1526: Isabella of Portugal dies of plague. Her grief-stricken husband seeks for a new wife, as does his brother Charles. Queen Eleanor of Portugal becomes pregnant again. Thomas Wyatt separates from his wife, Elizabeth Brooke, and once again renews his love suit to the queen. Unfortunately for him, Queen Anne Boleyn becomes pregnant again, and his love letter to the queen is read by the king instead.

March 1526: Jane Seymour announces her first pregnancy. She and her husband, Henry Fitzalan, are delighted. Henry VIII is not. Queen Margaret of Scotland (Henry VIII's daughter, not sister) becomes pregnant. Mary Boleyn, sister of the queen, dies of a miscarriage and this plunges Queen Anne into a state of intense grief, as the sisters had been quite close.

April 1526: Babur becomes Mughal emperor, invading Northern India and capturing Delhi. The Mughal dynasty has now officially began, the European kings (Charles V, Henry VIII and Louis XIII) all plot to see how they can benefit from this. Sweating sickness once again sweeps over England. Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, dies of the sweating sickness as does the young Princess Anne of England.

May 1526: Henry VIII suffers another jousting accident, his horse was accidentally killed. The king is infuriated by this, especially as the dead horse had landed on his arm as he was unhorsed. His arm is broken and he cannot write. His wife, Queen Anne tries to persuade him to enjoy a different sport, earning his ire. As a result of the Franco-Ottoman alliance, an anti-French league is formed by the Pope, Genoa, Venice, Florence and Milan.

June 1526: Emperor Go-Nara ascends to the throne of Japan. Charles V returns from the monastery and retakes the reins of power. However, he still makes no moves to find a wife. He has buried many of them already. The Diet of Speyer convenes, resulting in the Edict of Speyer which suspended the 1521 Edict of Worms. This meant the papal ban on Luther's teachings has been revoked.

July 1526: Milan is captured by the Spanish. Martin Luther is discovered dead in a tavern. This causes an uproar and suddenly his teachings spread much faster. Elizabeth Blount returns to court and rekindles her affair with the king, much to the queen's ire. Meanwhile,

August 1526: Renee, Princess of Wales gives birth to twin daughters named Katherine and Anne, after her two mothers-in-law. Jane Seymour refuses to become physically intimate with the king due to her loyalty to Queen Anne, much to his anger. But it does not help her: Queen Anne does not believe that she hadn't had sex with Henry, regardless of the pleas of Jane's husband. Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette de Bourbon welcome another son named Claude after his father. The Battle of Mohacs results in the death of Suleiman I, the Ottoman Sultan. An Anglo-French agreement is made, where both countries promise not to make treaties with Charles V.

September 1526: Queen Elizabeth of France gives birth to her first son, christened Henry after her father. The new Dauphin is betrothed to his cousin, Princess Katherine of Wales. Michelangelo is commissioned to create a sculpture of the French king and queen. Wolsey's aspirations to the papacy are displeasing to Queen Anne, but she is not in a strong position and cannot stop him.

October 1526: Bishop Tunstall claims there are over two thousand errors in Tyndal's New Testament. Louis XIII of France decides to organize another diplomatic meeting with England and Spain; the Franco-Ottoman alliance is greatly strained now that Suleiman is dead.

November 1526: Queen Eleanor of Portugal gives birth to another daughter named Joanna after her mother. Mary, Dowager Queen of Hungary expels Jewish people from Hungary. A struggle for Hungary erupts between Louis III (de facto ruled by Mary), as well as John Zapolya. Catherine Jagiellon, Princess of Poland is born. Queen Anne of England gives birth to a stillborn daughter, further straining the relationship between herself and her husband.

December 1526: Jane Seymour gives birth to her first son, a strong and healthy boy called Edward after her brother. Seeing her rival (although Jane never perceived Anne as one) succeed where she could not, Queen Anne withdraws further into herself. Pope Clement VII publishes decree Cum ad Zero, forming the Inquisition. Queen Margaret of Scotland (the younger) gives birth to a son named after her father.


@isabella help idk who Charles could marry ITTL
@EdwardRex do you want to elaborate on Denmark/Norway/Sweden right now? or about Martin Luther?
Perhaps he stays unmarried, at least for a little while? He has two sons who are healthy.
It doesn’t need elaboration, though I think it would be easier if you just kept Isabella alive to avoid subplot drama. Luther is rather irrelevant, seeing as no major ruler even supports him.
Also, who so many twins? Everyone is having twins constantly. Let’s take a break from twins. I also think you are trying to cover too much (even going outside of Europe), and we don’t want too much going on,
 
Perhaps he stays unmarried, at least for a little while? He has two sons who are healthy.
It doesn’t need elaboration, though I think it would be easier if you just kept Isabella alive to avoid subplot drama. Luther is rather irrelevant, seeing as no major ruler even supports him.
Also, who so many twins? Everyone is having twins constantly. Let’s take a break from twins. I also think you are trying to cover too much (even going outside of Europe), and we don’t want too much going on,
I'll edit out one of the twins. As a twin, I'm very biased towards them (I wrote three sets, right?). Got it
 
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