Posts Tagged ‘Family’

24
May

24 MAY 1487

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

A young man is crowned as Edward VI in Dublin.  The Tudor government identified him later as Lambert Simnel, though it is not sure who he actually was.

Bibliography:  Smith, G, ‘Lambert Simnel and the King from Dublin’. The Ricardian, Vol. X, No.135 (December 1996), pp.498-536.

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23
May

23 MAY 1482

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Death of Mary of York, second daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Greenwich Palace, London, buried at St Georges Chapel, Windsor

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18
May

18 MAY 1152

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Marriage of Henry II, the first Plantagenet king, and Eleanor of Aquitaine

(Photograph of the tomb of Henry II and Eleanor in Fontevraud Abbey taken by Lainestl; obtained through Wikimedia Commons)

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28
Apr

28 APRIL 1442

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of Edward of York in Rouen, Normandy (later Edward IV).  Second son of Richard, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. He was the eldest of the four sons who survived to adulthood.

 


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22
Apr

22 APRIL 1444

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of Elizabeth of York, sixth child and third daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville, in Rouen, Normandy.  Married before February 1458 to John de la Pole, eldest son of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Alice Chaucer.  Her eldest son John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln, was considered heir to the throne of Richard III after the death of Edward of Middleham.

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28
Nov

28 NOVEMBER 1499

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Edward, Earl of Warwick, son of George Duke of Clarence and Isabel Neville, is beheaded on Tower Green.  He was the last legitimate male of the House of Plantagenet.

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23
Nov

23 NOVEMBER 1499

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

A young man identified by the Tudors as Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be Richard of York, the younger son of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, is executed for treason at the Tower.

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10
Nov

10 NOVEMBER 1480

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of Bridget of York, tenth child and seventh daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, at Eltham Palace, London.   She became a nun at Dartford Priory.  Died in 1517.

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7
Nov

7 NOVEMBER 1448

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of John Plantagenet – son  of Richard, duke of York, and Cecily Neville.  He died young.

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12
Oct

12 OCTOBER 1459

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Ludford Bridge (© Mr M Evison and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)

Battle of Ludford Bridge/Ludlow, Shropshire, won by the Lancastrians.

Warwick’s re-inforcements from the garrison of Calais under Andrew Trollope defected to the Lancastrians.  The Yorkist leaders fled, York and Rutland to Ireland, and Edward, Earl of March (York’s eldest son), Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury, and his son Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, to Calais.  After the battle Cecily, Duchess of York, and her three youngest children George, Margaret and Richard, were taken prisoner by the Lancastrians and placed into the care of Cecily’s older sister Anne, Duchess of Buckingham.

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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