On this day: 24 August

Posted: August 24, 2011 in Uncategorised

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The Nevills (definitely the countess and earl of Salisbury, John Nevill, Thomas Nevill and his bride, Maud Stanhope, possibly also Alice, Alianor, Katheryn and Margaret), along with Salisbury’s son-in-law, Henry Fitzhugh and a sizeable group of retainers, were attacked by a band of men led by Thomas Percy, lord Egremont, at Heworth, outside York. The party were travelling from York to Sheriff Hutton, having recently returned from Tattershall Castle, where Thomas and Maud, a niece of Ralph, lord Cromwell, had been married. While this was by no means the beginning of the Nevill-Percy feud, it signalled an escalation in hostilities by the younger sons of both families.

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