Posts Tagged ‘Family’

12
Jul

12 JULY 1469

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Marriage of George, Duke of Clarence (brother of Edward IV and Richard III), to Isabel Neville, elder daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (‘The Kingmaker’), and Anne Beauchamp, at Calais.  The ceremony took place in secret, as King Edward IV, had explicitly forbidden the marriage.  It was conducted by George Neville, Archbishop of York.

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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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12
Oct

12 OCTOBER 1459

   Posted by: Michael    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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10
Oct

10 OCTOBER 1460

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

At a meeting of Parliament Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claims his right to the English crown.  A compromise is reached and sworn on in an Act of Accord, according to which the Duke of York is the heir to the throne instead of Henry VI’s son Edward.

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