Posts Tagged ‘Family’

7
Jul

7 JULY 1447

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Birth of William Plantagenet,  4th son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville.  He died young.

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3
Jul

3 JULY 1468

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Marriage of Margaret of York (sister of Edward IV and Richard III) to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, she was his third wife.  They had no children, but she acted as a protector of the Duchy after his death on 5 January 1477 for his daughter Mary, Duchess of Burgundy.

Bibliography:  Christine Weightman, Margaret of York:  The Diabolical Duchess.  Amberley Publishing, Chalford, 2009.  ISBN 978 1 84868 099 9 (paperback)

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24
May

24 MAY 1487

   Posted by: Michael    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: Michael    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: Michael    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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17
May

17 MAY 1443

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Birth of Edmund, Earl of Rutland, in Rouen, Normandy.  Fifth child and second surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and Cecily Neville.  He died with his father in the Battle of Wakefield, 30 December 1460.

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3
May

3 MAY 1415

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Birth of Cecily Neville (mother of Edward IV and Richard III) at Raby Castle, Durham

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28
Apr

28 APRIL 1442

   Posted by: Michael    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: Michael    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: Michael    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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