Posts Tagged ‘Henry VI’

24
May

24 MAY 1444

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Proxy  marriage of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou.

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21
May

21 OR 22 MAY 1471

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Death of Henry VI in the Tower

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23
Apr

23 APRIL 1445

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Wedding of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou

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11
Apr

11 APRIL 1471

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Final deposition of Henry VI in favour of Edward IV

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16
Dec

16 DECEMBER 1431

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris

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6
Dec

6 DECEMBER 1421

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of Henry VI of England at Windsor

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6
Nov

6 NOVEMBER 1429

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Coronation of Henry VI

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25
Oct

Act of Accord

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Act of Accord

Richard, Duke of York (stained glass at St Laurence, Ludlow, © Worcestershire Branch, Richard III Society)

Act of Accord

After unsuccessfully claiming his right to the crown in parliament on 10 October 1460, Richard, duke of York, had to accept the Act of Accord on 25 October 1460, which stipulated that he would be the heir to the throne after King Henry VI’s death, instead of the king’s son, Edward of Lancaster.

His claim was that while on his father’s side he was descended from Edward III’s fourth son, on his mother’s side he was descended from Edward III’s son.  The Lancastrian Kings including Henry VI, however, were descendents of the third son of Edward III.

While the Duke of York’s claim ultimately failed, it was the basis for his son Edward IV to succeed to the crown.

More on the Act of Accord here.

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13
Oct

13 OCTOBER 1453

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn    in Events in History

Birth of Edward of Lancaster, only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou, at Westminster.  He was the Lancastrian Prince of Wales.  He was baptised on 14 October by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester.

On 13 December 1470 he was married to Anne Neville, who was 14 at the time, as part of an agreement between his mother, Margaret of Anjou, and Anne’s father, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (“The Kingmaker”) to return Henry VI to the throne.    Edward fell at the Battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471.

The picture shows the Palace of Westminster, how it supposedly looked in the 16th century.

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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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