At a meeting of Parliament Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claims his right to the English crown. A compromise is reached and sworn on in an Act of Accord, according to which the Duke of York is the heir to the throne instead of Henry VI’s son Edward.
Richard III hears of an uprising in Kent, followed the next day with the news that Henry Stafford, second duke of Buckingham, had turned against him. Buckingham’s rebellion mainly failed due to lack of support for him and bad weather.
- S. L. Davies, ‘Stafford, Henry, second duke of Buckingham (1455–1483)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. [accessed online 3 Feb. 2011]
A friend of mine shared a link to a video clip about the making of the tomb of King Richard III on Facebook. I’d like to share the link here with you as I know that some of our readers are not on Facebook, but would also be interested.
Having seen the tomb face to face, I have to admit I never realised how much detailed and fine craftmanship was involved in bringing out the beauty of the stone so impressively.
Don’t miss this video!
Diana E. S. Dunn, ‘Margaret (1430–1482)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. [accessed online 20 Jan. 2011]
Annual General Meeting of the NSW Branch
Saturday 10 October 2015 – 2:00 PM
The NSW Branch Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 10 October 2015, at the Sydney Mechanics Institute. Please plan to attend this meeting, to help elect the new committee for 2015. If you have any items for the agenda or wish to stand for the committee, please contact branch secretary Rachel.
Our featured speaker will be Mr Christopher Puplick AM, a long-time member of the NSW branch. Chris served as the Liberal Senator for New South Wales in the Commonwealth Parliament from 1978-1981 and 19841990, and was Shadow Minister for the Environment, Arts and Heritage from 1987 to 1990. He also served as the President of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and was the State’s first Privacy Commissioner. In 2001, he was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia, for contributions to Australian politics and public policy, particularly in relation to human rights and social justice. He is the author of five books and over ninety other publications and broadcasts. His topic will be “The Garter Knights of Richard III”.
Membership renewals are due. If renewing by post please ensure that they are received no later than Friday 9 October, 2015, or made in person at the AGM on Saturday, 10 October, 2015.
Happy Birthday, Richard!
Richard, the youngest child of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, was born at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, on 2 October 1452. He would ascend the throne in 1483 as Richard III.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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]