Archive for the ‘Events in History’ Category

18
Aug

18 AUGUST 1487

   Posted by: Michael Tags:

Malaga surrenders to the Christian forces of Isabella of Castile and Fernando de Aragon.  Malaga was at that time part of the Emirate of Granada, which eventually fell in 1492.

A century earlier the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta had described Malaga as “one of the largest and most beautiful towns of Andalusia [uniting] the conveniences of both sea and land, and is abundantly supplied with foodstuffs and fruits” [quoted in Wikipedia ‘Malaga’].

(Photograph of the Patio de los Naranjos in the Alcazaba, Malaga, by D Preis)

17
Aug

17 AUGUST 1473

   Posted by: Michael Tags: , ,

Birth of Richard of Shrewsbury, second son and sixth child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Shrewsbury.

14
Aug

14 AUGUST 1479

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Birth of Catherine of York, ninth child and sixth daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Eltham Palace, Greenwich.  Married to William Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon.  After his death on 9 May 1511 she took a voluntary vow of chastitity.  Died on 15 November 1527 at Tiverton Castle, Devon.

14
Aug

14 AUGUST 1473

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Birth of Margaret, daughter of George, duke of Clarence, and Isabel Neville, at Farley Castle near Bath.  She married in November 1487 Sir Richard Pole, an important member of the regime of Henry VII.

Source: ODNB on Margaret Pole

11
Aug

11 AUGUST 1486

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Death of William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester

Source: ODNB on William Waynflete

 

11
Aug

11 AUGUST 1467

   Posted by: Michael Tags:

Birth of Mary of York, second daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Windsor Castle.  She did not marry.

10
Aug

10 AUGUST 1439

   Posted by: Judy Howard Tags:

Birth of Anne of York, second child and eldest surviving daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville.  She was a sister of Edward IV and Richard III.   Married in 1447 to Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter. They had one daughter.  In the Wars of the Roses Exeter sided with Lancaster.  They separated in 1464 and were divorced in 1472.  She then married Sir Thomas St Leger and they had a daughter, Anne.

You can find out more about Anne of York in the talk Judy gave to our branch in 2012.

Illustration:  Anne of York and Sir Thomas St Leger, her second husband

26
Jul

26 JULY 1469

   Posted by: Michael Tags: , ,

Battle of Edgecote Moor (actually Danes Moor in Northamptonshire), a battle of the Warwick Rebellion.

In the North, one of the captains of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (“The Kingmaker”), calling himself Robin of Redesdale (actually a trusted Neville captain, Sir William Conyers) started a rebellion against Edward IV, which was supported by Warwick and George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III.  Edward IV was at Nottingham, where he hoped to meet up with Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Devon, and William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke.

Apparently Devon and Pembroke quarreled on the way, with Pembroke continuing on his own, encountering the rebels near Banbury.  Pembroke, his brother Sir Richard Herbert as well as Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers (Elizabeth Woodville’s father), and his son John were taken prisoner and executed on Warwick’s orders without trial.

25
Jul

25 JULY 1896

   Posted by: Michael Tags:

Inverness

Birth of novelist and playwrite Elizabeth MacKintosh in Inverness.  One of her pen names was Josephine Tey, and her 1951 novel The Daughter of Time was probably for many the starting point of a fascination with Richard III and the later Middle Ages.

For more information on Elizabeth MacKintosh:

Jennifer Morag Henderson, Josephine Tey: A Life.  Sandstone Press, 2015

Death of Elizabeth MacKintosh‘, Dottie Tales (13 February 2016)

25
Jul

25 JULY 1470

   Posted by: Michael Tags: ,

Betrothal of Anne Neville to Edward, prince of Wales, the son of Henry VI, at Angers Cathedral.  They married at Bayeux approx. 13 December.  Some time after Edward’s death at the battle of Tewkesbury on 7 May 1471, Anne married Richard, duke of Gloucester (future Richard III).

Source: ODNB on Anne Neville