21
Apr

21 APRIL 1509

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Death of Henry VII (Tudor) at Richmond Palace.  Buried in Westminster Abbey.

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17
Apr

17 APRIL 1397

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II.

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16
Apr

16 APRIL 1470

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Birth of a short-lived child to George, duke of Clarence, and his wife, Isabel Neville, on a ship off Calais.  Some sources say that it was a boy, others that it was a girl named Anne.  This was their first child.

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15
Apr

Review of 12 April 2014 Meeting

   Posted by: Leslie McCawley   in Branch News, Meetings, News

meetingThe NSW Branch of the Richard III Society met on 12 April 2014 at the Sydney Mechanics Institute Building in the Sydney CBD. Branch Chairperson Judith welcomed all the regulars and several new members from Wagga Wagga who had made a special effort to attend the day’s meeting during their visit to Sydney.

The regular business of the branch was suspended due to time constraints, so there were no reports presented from the officers, nor review of previous minutes. However, this business had been taken care of during the Committee Meeting that preceded the General Meeting, and the Sales Officer, Treasurer, and Webmaster reports will be in the Minutes taken by the Branch Secretary.

The NSW Branch also wishes to extend their best wishes to a seriously ill member and wish her a speedy recovery

Our Guest Speaker, the Dean and CEO of the Sydney College of Divinity, Professor Diane Speed, was welcomed and introduced. Her presentation was a comprehensive and extremely interesting overview of the existing early medieval illuminated Bibles, Gospels and Psalters in the English Cathedral libraries and museums, illustrated with wonderfully detailed images painstakingly created by the monks throughout the centuries.

The next meeting will be on Saturday, 14 June 2014, when the speaker will be circus historian and author, Dr Mark St Leon, on Fairs and Circuses.

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15
Apr

15 APRIL 1452

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Birth of Leonardo da Vinci in Vinci near Florence.  Famous as a painter and inventor, scientist and lots more.

He was a contemporary of Richard III, being just six months older.   He died on 2 May 1519.

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14
Apr

14 APRIL 1471

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Battle of Barnet, Hertfordshire, defeat of Warwick and his brother Montagu, who both fell in the battle.  Richard is said to have been in command of the vanguard.

Read more about a possible different location for the battle here.

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11
Apr

11 APRIL 1471

   Posted by: Kevin Herbert   in Events in History

Final deposition of Henry VI in favour of Edward IV

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10
Apr

10 APRIL 1472

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Birth of Margaret of York, fifth child and fourth daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Winchester Castle.  She was named after her aunt, Margaret Dowager Duchess of Burgundy.   She died at the age of 8 months on 11 December 1472, buried at Westminster Abbey.  Her sarcophagus was originally placed to fit in the steps of the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor but later moved to the edge of the chapel. The step edging around the sides can however still be seen.

Bibliography:  “Margaret of York“‘ Wikipedia (accessed 23 March 2010)

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9
Apr

9 APRIL 1483

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Edward IV dies at Westminster, buried at St Georges Chapel, Windsor.  It is assumed that he named his brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as Lord Protector of England during his son Edward’s minority.

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9
Apr

9 APRIL 1413

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Events in History

Coronation of Henry V at Westminster

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