30
Jun

30 JUNE 1468

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Death of Eleanor Talbot probably at East Hall, Kenninghall, Norfolk, buried in the Carmelite Priory Church, Norwich.

Bibliography:  John Ashdown-Hill, Eleanor:  The Secret Queen.  The History Press, Stroud, 2009.  ISBN 978 0 75244866 4,

Tags:

29
Jun

Biennial Mini-Conference Registration and Information

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in News

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

 

29
Jun

29 JUNE 1509

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Death of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry Tudor (Henry VII), just two months after her son’s death on 21 April 1509.  On 24 June 1509, she had still witnessed the coronation of her grandson, Henry VIII, and Katherine of Aragon.

Source: Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G. Underwood, ‘Beaufort, Margaret , countess of Richmond and Derby (1443–1509)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 (online version)

Tags: ,

29
Jun

29 JUNE 1471

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Middleham (D Preis)Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is given Middleham, Sheriff Hutton and Penrith.  All three had been key stronghold of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, before his rebellion against Edward IV and his death at the battle of Barnet.

Illustration:  Middleham Castle (© D Preis)

Tags: ,

28
Jun

Coronation of Edward IV

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Coronation of Edward IV

Edward IV (stained glass at St Laurence, Ludlow)

Coronation of Edward IV

After winning the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross (2 February 1461), Edward, Earl of March, became King Edward IV on 4 March 1461.  He defended his claim in the Battle of Towton (29 March 1461), which he won decisively.  He then went on a progress of the northern counties and returned to London on 26 June 1461.

On 28 June 1461, Edward IV was crowned in a splendid ceremony in Westminster Abbey by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury. His younger brothers George and Richard were made Duke of Clarence and Duke of Gloucester respectively.

Edward IV’s coronation is described in detail in Michael D. Miller’s Wars of the Roses.

Tags: ,

28
Jun

28 JUNE 1491

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Birth of Henry (later Henry VIII) at Greenwich Palace, sixth child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York (daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville).  He became heir to the throne after the death of his brother Arthur in 1502, and became king on his father’s death on 21 April 1509.

Illustration:  Henry VIII, 1509, by an unknown artist. The Denver Art Museum.

Tags: , ,

26
Jun

26 JUNE 1483

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Richard declared rightful heir of the House of York by Parliament to become King Richard III.   Edward V and all his siblings were declared illegitimate because their father Edward IV had been secretly married to Eleanor Talbot, when he married Elizabeth Woodville, also in secret.

Illustration:  King Richard III (© Andrew Jamieson, http://jamiesongallery.com/)

Tags:

26
Jun

26 June 1461

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Richard and George of York, younger brothers of Edward IV, are created Knights of the Bath.

Tags: ,

24
Jun

24 JUNE 1509

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Coronation of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon.

Tags: ,

24
Jun

24 JUNE 1497

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) is said to have landed somewhere on the coast of North America, the first European since the Vikings to do so.  He had received letters patent from Henry VII on 5 March 1496 and was backed by Bristol merchants.  This was his second voyage.

Tags: