29
Sep

29 SEPTEMBER 1470

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Edward IV flees to Burgundy, after the rebels under Earl of Warwick, who had by then sided with his former enemy Margaret of Anjou, invaded England with the help of French troops to restore Henry VI.  Edward was accompanied by his brother-in-law Anthony, Earl Rivers, and William Lord Hastings.  It seems his brother Richard (later Richard III) followed later after trying to gather to support for Edward in England.

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27
Sep

27 SEPTEMBER 1488

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Death of William Hobbes, royal physician to Richard III.   Hobbes had a long career in the service of the House of York, first to Richard, duke of York, then to his sons Edward IV and Richard III.

He obviously remained proud of this service, even after Henry Tudor claimed the throne, as he asked for the following inscription on his tombstone:

Here lies William Hobbys, formerly physician and surgeon of the most illustrious duke of York, and his sons the most illustrious kings Edward IV and Richard III, whose souls may God protect, amen.

He was buried in Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate, London.

Reference:

ODNB on  ‘Hobbes, William (d. 1488)’

His will can be found in:  Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Hustings, London, A.D. 1258-A.D. 1688, Volume 2, ed.by Reginald R Sharpe,  London, 1890, pp.590-591

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27
Sep

27 SEPTEMBER 1442

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Birth of John de la Pole, duke of Suffolk, only son of William de la Pole and Alice Chaucer.

As a child, John was married Margaret Beaufort, but the marriage contract was dissolved in February 1453 by Henry VI.  In 1458 he married instead Elizabeth, the daughter of Richard, duke of York, and Cecily Neville, a sister of Edward IV and Richard III.  They had 11 children.

Reference:

Michael Hicks, ‘Pole, John de la, second duke of Suffolk (1442–1492)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.  [accessed online 30 Aug. 2015]

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23
Sep

23 SEPTEMBER 1459

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Battle of Blore Heath, Staffordshire, first major battle of the Wars of the Roses, won by the Yorkist forces under Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, against the Lancastrians under James Touchet, 5th Baron Audley, who fell in the battle.

A short description of the various battles of the Wars of the Roses can be found on the website of the Richard III Society.

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22
Sep

Biennial Mini-Conference Registration and Information

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in News

We are pleased to provide some more information on the agenda and speakers for the Mini Conference to be held on 2nd November in Albury NSW.

Peter – Dr William Hobbeys – the personal physician to the Yorkist dynasty and who continued in this role to Elizabeth of York and her offspring till his death . He will also do an analysis of medieval medical studies , training etc.

HazelJacquetta of Luxembourg.

Michael – The Decisive Battle of Ferry Bridge – the prelude to York’s convincing win at Towton\Touton  , in 1461.

CarolThe Gloucester city of Richard’s time.

Anne – The nobility and their homes .

Rita –  The sources upon which The Bard drew in writing his wonderful play.

Julia – The Midsummer Murders perpetuated throughout time.

Glad to report we have members attending from : N.Z. , Qld , A.C.T., Victoria , South Australia and of course  N.S.W.

Helen , Denise and Dorothea are presenting an edited version of their DVDs re the recent re-internment and we hope David Johnson will see his way clear to join them.

If time permits there will be some group activities involving knowledge of the medieval period in general and Ricardian times , in particular :-
a) Ricardian Celebrity Heads .
b ) Medieval History Relay.
c) An individual quiz to be handed out at registration and  completed prior to Medieval Banquet .

Please click on the links below to download Information and registration forms for the 2016 Biennial Mini Conference.

The registration form contains information on where to send once it is completed.

Richard III 2016 registration form

Richard III 2016 conference info

The above forms are in PDF format. The following forms are the same as above but in document format and the registration form can be completed using Microsoft Word or similar PC program.

RIII Mini Conference 2016 Registration Form

Richard III Mini Conference 2016 Information and Contacts

 

22
Sep

22 SEPTEMBER 1515

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Birth of Anna von Kleve (Anne of Cleves).  She was the second of the children of Johann (III), duke of Jülich-Kleve (1490–1539), and Maria (1491–1543), heir of Jülich.

She married in 1539 Henry VIII as his fourth wife.  He took a dislike to her and they were divorced 1540.  She survived Henry by 10 years and died on 16 July 1557.

Reference:

Retha M. Warnicke, ‘Anne [Anne of Cleves] (1515–1557)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.  [accessed online 31 Aug. 2015]

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22
Sep

22 SEPTEMBER 1481

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

22 SEPTEMBER 1481

Statue of Edward IV on the gate of Magdalen College, Oxford (D. Preis)

Edward IV visits Oxford University and stays at Magdalen College on the invitation by the college’s founder, William Waynflete, bishop of Winchester.  The king arrived after sunset with a large company, innumerable torches burning before them. They spent the night and much of the next day at the College, where he listened to a brief speech congratulating him on his arrival and petitioning his support.  A statue of Edward on the gate commemorates his visit.

Reference:

Robert C Hairsine, “Oxford University and the Life and Legend of Richard III”, in:  Richard III:  Crown and People, ed. by J Petre, Richard III Society, 1985, pp. 307-332

 

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22
Sep

22 SEPTEMBER 1465

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Enthronement of George Neville (brother of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, ‘The Kingmaker’) to the Archbishopric of York.  Around that time  Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III), began his time as page with Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (‘The Kingmaker), at Middleham.  It is assumed that he stayed with Richard Neville until January 1469.

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22
Sep

22 SEPTEMBER 1411

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Birth of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (father of Edward IV and Richard III)

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19
Sep

19 SEPTEMBER 1486

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales, first son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York (daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville) at Winchester.

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