On this day: 31 December

Posted: December 31, 2011 in On this day..., Richard Nevill, Earl of Salisbury, Wakefield

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Richard Nevill earl of Salisbury is murdered at Pontefract castle. He was captured after the battle of Wakefield and held in custody pending ransom. He was set upon my a mob and executed, possibly by Robert Holland, Bastard of Exeter.

Oh… and it’s my birthday!

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Comments
  1. Will Glover says:

    Gruesome.
    No, not your birthday. The murder.
    I’m sure your birthday will be wonderful. Celebrated by unruly mobs around the world, who will announce the moment of its end with a kiss.
    Happy birthday.

  2. Philippa says:

    Wishing you a Happy Birthday. I’d also like to say thank you for all the posts on A Nevill Feast in 2011 and I look foward to another interesting year with the Nevill family in 2012.

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