1377 – Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England

Richard of Bordeaux, later to be known as Richard ll, succeeded Edward lll as king of England in July 1377.  Richard was grandson to Edward lll and son of Edward, The Black Prince who died of dysentery in 1376.      

The Life of Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria

  Very cool book out Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria – she was a  lady-in-waiting to Mary I of England. Or click here to read;   http://archive.org/stream/lifejanedormerd00stevgoog

Cecily Neville

Cecily Neville was mother to Edward lV and Richard lll – she was another one of the strong females from the Wars of the Roses. Check out this blog by Susan Abernethy @ The Freelance History Writer about Cecily. Cecily Neville, Duchess of York

Richard Plantagenent Marries Anne Neville

On this day, 12 July 1472, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester married Lady Anne Neville at Westminster Abbey.  Richard later became King Richard lll and Anne, Queen Anne.  Together they had one child, Edward, Prince of Wales.  

#OTD Henry Viii Weds Catherine Parr

On 12 July 1543, Henry Vlll wed his sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr.  Catherine was young compared to Henry on the day of their marriage – she was 30 to his 52.  The wedding took place at Hampton Court Palace in Catherine’s private chapel.  There was a small audience of twenty or so on … [More]

This Day in History: 7 July

Births: 1528 – Anna of Austria, Duchess of Bavaria, daughter of Ferdinand I (d. 1590) 1586 – Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)         Deaths: 1304 – Benedict XI, [Niccolo Boccasini], Pope (1303-04), dies. 1307 – Death of Edward I at Burgh-by-Sands, near Carlisle, buried at Westminster Abbey. … [More]

This Day in History: 24 June

1509 – Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey Henry Vlll’s Coronation Oath: “Sire, will you grant and keep and by your oath confirm to the people of England the laws and customs given to them by the previous just and god-fearing kings, your ancestors, and especially the laws, customs, and liberties … [More]