Archive for October, 2011

1460

Richard duke of York and his sons, Edward earl of March and Edmund earl of Rutland, swear in parliament that they will accept and adhere to the Act of  Accord, naming York Henry VI’s heir, and that they will uphold the life and rule of Henry VI.

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1470

Henry VI is restored to his throne under the government of Richard Nevill earl of Warwick and George duke of Clarence.

1485

Coronation of king Henry VII.

1449

Birth of George, duke of Clarence, third surviving son of Richard duke of York and his duchess, Cecily Nevill.

George was created duke of Clarence at the coronation of his brother, Edward IV. He married Isobel Nevill, daughter of Richard Nevill earl of Warwick on 11 July 1469. The couple had four children, two surviving into adulthood and both eventually executed. George was executed for treason 18 February 1478.

1470

Execution of John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester.

1460

A compromise is reached. Henry VI’s son, Edward Prince of Wales, is to be disinherited and Richard duke of York named Henry VI’s heir apparent.

1460

During a meeting at Blackfriars, both Warwick and York’s son, Edward earl of March, attempt to get York to see reason regarding his actions of the previous day. York’s response is that he means to be crowned king – soon!

1453

Birth of Edward of Lancaster, Prince of Wales, to Margaret of Anjou and Henry VI of England.

Edward married Anne Nevill, daughter of Richard Nevill earl of Warwick in December 1470. He was killed at the battle of Tewkesbury in May 1471.

1459

Betrayed by Andrew Trollope and the men of the Calais garrison, and refusing to accept a pardon that doesn’t include the earl of Salisbury, Richard duke of York and his supporters leave Ludlow castle and prepare to flee England.

1470

Henry VI is recrowned at St Paul’s. Warwick holds the king’s train and the earl of Oxford carries the sword of state.

1460

Richard duke of York lays claim to the English crown, expecting acclamation. It isn’t forthcoming and he refuses to back down. It is likely that this course of action was discussed by York and the earl of Warwick, but that Warwick failed to get sufficient support before York entered London.

1452

Birth of Richard, youngest surviving child of Richard duke of York and his duchess, Cecily Nevill.

Richard was named duke of Gloucester at the coronation of his brother Edward IV and later became Richard III.

1484

Death of Isobel of York, wife of Henry viscount Bourchier. Isobel was the sister of Richard duke of York. She and her husband had 11 children.