English History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 1,314

  • 1351-08-04 Sea battle at Zwartewaal: Willem V beats Hoeksen & English
  • 1355-02-10 The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 62 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.
  • 1355-11-02 English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais
  • 1356-09-19 English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War
  • 1360-03-15 French attack English south coast, raiding Winchelsea
  • 1360-05-08 Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French
  • 1364-09-29 Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French in Brittany
  • 1367-04-13 Battle at Nájera Spain: Castile & England beat Aragon & France
  • 1376-04-03 Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat French
  • 1376-04-28 English parliament demands supervision of royal spending
  • 1376-07-11 English "Good Parliament" meets
  • 1377-05-22 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
  • 1377-06-22 Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
  • 1377-06-29 French raid at Rye, England
  • 1381-05-30 English peasant uprising begins in Essex
  • 1381-06-12 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
  • 1381-06-14 Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.
  • 1381-07-15 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England.
  • 1386-05-09 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force)
  • 1388-08-05 Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England.
  • 1397-04-17 Geoffrey Chaucer tells the "Canterbury Tales" for the first time at the court of English King Richard II
  • 1399-08-19 King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry
  • 1399-09-30 King Richard II of England abdicates
  • 1404-01-13 The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state)
  • 1413-03-21 Henry V becomes King of England.
  • 1413-04-09 Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 1415-08-13 King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
  • 1420-05-21 Treaty of Troyes: Henry V of England and his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France
  • 1420-12-01 Henry V of England enters Paris.
  • 1421-03-21 Battle of Beauge-French beat English
  • 1422-08-31 Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.

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1429-05-07 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1430-05-23 Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English
  • 1431-01-09 Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1431-05-30 Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.
  • 1431-12-16 King Henry VI of England crowned king of France
  • 1439-07-16 Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
  • 1439-11-12 Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

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1445-05-30 Coronation as Margaret of Anjou as Queen Consort of England at Westminster Abbey

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 1450-04-15 French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years' War
  • 1453-07-17 Battle of Castillon: French army beats English force under Talbot, turning point of the 100 Years' War
  • 1455-05-22 Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI
  • 1459-09-23 Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1st major battle of the English Wars of the Roses
  • 1460-12-30 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI
  • 1461-06-28 Edward IV crowned king of England
  • 1475-08-29 Treaty of Picquigny] king Louis XI buys English contacts
  • 1477-11-18 First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton
  • 1478-02-18 George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London (allegedly by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine).
  • 1483-04-09 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")
  • 1483-06-26 Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
  • 1483-07-06 England's King Richard III crowned
  • 1485-08-01 Henry Tudor's army sails to England (future Henry VII)
  • 1485-08-22 Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses
  • 1485-10-30 Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey
  • 1492-03-04 King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
  • 1492-10-02 King Henry VII of England invades France
  • 1492-10-13 English admiral Sir Edward Poynings' fleet occupies Lock
  • 1492-11-09 Peace of Etaples (Henry VII of England & Charles VIII of France)
  • 1495-11-27 Scottish king James IV receives Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English trone
  • 1496-02-24 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders

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1496-03-05 English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands

Explorer John Cabot
John Cabot
  • 1497-06-24 John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)
  • 1497-09-07 Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
  • 1499-11-23 Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV
  • 1502-06-19 Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp
  • 1504-04-01 English guilds/corp goes under state control
  • 1506-04-30 Philip of Burgundy & England sign trade agreement
  • 1507-06-05 England & Netherlands sign trade agreement

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1509-06-24 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1511-11-17 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
  • 1512-08-10 Battle of Saint-Mathieu (also called the Battle of Brest): an English fleet of 25 ships commanded by Sir Edward Howard and a Franco-Breton fleet of 22 ships commanded by René de Clermont.
  • 1513-08-16 Battle of the Spurs at Guinegate (now Eguinegatte): Henry VIII of England and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I beat France
  • 1513-09-09 Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
  • 1515-12-24 Thomas Wolsey appointed Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1518-10-02 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan
  • 1520-06-06 France & England sign treaty of Scotland
  • 1520-07-10 King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais
  • 1520-10-15 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
  • 1521-10-11 Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
  • 1523-09-19 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • 1523-10-27 English troops occupy Montalidier, France
  • 1527-04-30 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in an attempt to win the War of the League of Cognac
  • 1528-01-22 England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
  • 1529-09-22 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey stripped of office as Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1529-10-26 Sir Thomas More appointed Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1529-11-04 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested
  • 1530-03-07 King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
  • 1531-01-16 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
  • 1531-02-11 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome
  • 1532-03-18 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
  • 1532-05-16 Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1532-06-23 Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1533-06-01 Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 4,446

  • 1525-09-25 Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
  • 1527-07-13 John Dee, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician (d. 1609), born in London, England
  • 1533-06-24 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester/English commander-in-chief in Neth

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1533-09-07 Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn, born in Greenwich, London (d. 1603)

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1536-05-10 Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall
  • 1537-10-12 Edward VI, Tudor, King of England (1547-53)
  • 1537-10-13 Jane Grey, Queen of England for 9 days
  • 1540-01-25 Edmund Campion, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes), born in London, England
  • 1540-06-11 Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594)
  • 1542-06-15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
  • 1544-05-24 William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)
  • 1545-03-02 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • 1546-05-05 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
  • 1546-06-24 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure)
  • 1550-04-12 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)
  • 1551-05-02 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)
  • 1552-12-30 Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)
  • 1554-11-30 Philip Sidney, England, poet/statesman/soldier (Arcadia)
  • 1555-08-01 Edward Kelley, Worcester, English spirit medium
  • 1558-11-06 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)
  • 1559-02-18 Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
  • 1562-10-29 George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1563-03-05 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1563-06-01 Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, English administrator and politicia
  • 1563-11-19 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (d. 1626)
  • 1564-02-06 Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus)
  • 1564-04-23 William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, English Poet and playwright, traditionally regarded as his birthdate

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1564-04-26 William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (date of baptism), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (d. 1616)

  • 1564-09-24 William Adams, English navigator and 1st ever Western Samurai (d. 1620)
  • 1564-11-22 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (d. 1610)

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1566-06-19 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1625)

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1566-09-01 Edward Alleyn, English actor (d. 1626)
  • 1566-12-20 Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)
  • 1567-02-12 Thomas Campion, England, composer/poet/physician

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1570-04-13 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
  • 1570-11-28 James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)
  • 1571-01-22 Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
  • 1571-08-08 John Ward, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1638)
  • 1572-04-04 William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)

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1572-06-11 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet (Volpone, Alchemist), born in London (d. 1637)

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1573-07-15 Inigo Jones, architect (Old St Paul's Cathedral, Coven Garden), born in London, England
  • 1573-10-06 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
  • 1573-10-07 William Laud, English archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)
  • 1574-03-05 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • 1574-03-07 John Wilbye, English madrigal composer, born in Brome, Suffolk (d. 1638)
  • 1574-07-01 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (d. 1656)
  • 1574-08-07 Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)
  • 1574-12-12 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England (d. 1619)
  • 1575-08-14 Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1575-09-12 Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer (Hudson River), born in England (d. 1611)

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
  • 1576-10-07 John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
  • 1576-10-12 Thomas Dudley, English-born American colonial magistrate (d. 1653)
  • 1577-07-09 Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist (d. 1618)
  • 1578-03-02 George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • 1578-04-01 William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
  • 1578-05-16 Everard Digby, English conspirator (d. 1606)
  • 1579-07-13 Arthur Dee, English physician (d. 1651)
  • 1579-08-24 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely (d. 1641)

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1580-01-06 (baptised) John Smith, English explorer (Jamestown)

Explorer John Smith
John Smith
  • 1580-04-18 Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)
  • 1580-08-24 John Taylor, English poet (d. 1654)
  • 1580-12-04 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)
  • 1582-05-28 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
  • 1583-03-03 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher
  • 1583-12-25 Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized
  • 1584-03-29 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (d. 1648)
  • 1584-08-13 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)
  • 1584-12-16 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)
  • 1586-04-17 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
  • 1586-07-07 Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)
  • 1587-08-18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1588-04-05 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan), born in Westport, England (d. 1679)

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes
  • 1588-06-11 George Wither, English writer (d. 1667)
  • 1590-08-19 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
  • 1591-01-11 Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
  • 1591-08-24 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may') (baptized), born in London (d. 1674)
  • 1592-04-20 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
  • 1592-04-28 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/English admiral
  • 1592-05-08 Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)
  • 1592-11-05 Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (d. 1672)
  • 1593-04-03 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
  • 1593-04-04 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
  • 1593-04-13 Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland, born in London, England
  • 1593-08-09 Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
  • 1594-11-30 John Cosin, English clergyman (d. 1672)
  • 1595-04-05 John Wilson, English composer, born in Faversham, Kent (d. 1674)
  • 1596-01-05 Henry Lawes, English composer
  • 1596-08-19 Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, Queen of Bohemia and daughter of James IV and I of England and Scotland (d. 1662)
  • 1597-08-21 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)
  • 1599-03-22 Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England)

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1599-04-25 Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58), born in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England (d. 1658)

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1599-08-14 Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671)
  • 1599-10-31 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)
  • 1600-07-20 Simon Ives, English court composer (d. 1662)

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1600-11-19 Charles I, King of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament

King Charles I
Charles I
  • 1602-03-29 John Lightfoot, English theologist/literary (Horae Hebraicae)
  • 1602-04-30 William Lilly, England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler
  • 1602-10-12 William Chillingworth, English religious leader (d. 1644)
  • 1602-12-18 Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)
  • 1603-01-27 Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 105 of 105

  • 2012-06-30 Mick Jagger's daughter Jade Jagger (41) weds longtime boyfriend Adrian Fillary at the Aynhoe Park Hotel in Oxfordshire, England

HeartWedding of Interest

2014-06-07 Playwright Tom Stoppard (76) weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • 2014-12-15 "Theory of Everything" actor Eddie Redmayne (32) weds Hannah Bagshawe at Babington House in Somerset, England
  • 2015-02-14 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (38) weds opera director Sophie Hunter (36) at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone, England
  • 2015-05-15 Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell (42) weds F1 racing team boss Christian Horner (41) in Bedfordshire, England

Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 2,204

  • 1349-05-31 Thomas Wake, English politician (b. 1297)
  • 1358-08-22 Isabella, Queen of England (b. circa 1295)
  • 1360-02-26 Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English military leader (b. 1328)
  • 1368-10-07 Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England (b. 1338)
  • 1369-08-15 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
  • 1372-08-31 Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301)
  • 1376-01-24 Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English military leader
  • 1376-06-08 "Black Prince" of Wales, son of King Edward of England, dies at 46

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1377-06-21 Edward III, King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, dies at 64

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1379-12-16 John Fitzalan, Marshal of England
  • 1381-06-15 Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London
  • 1381-06-15 John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England
  • 1381-07-15 John Ball, English priest/ideologist of Boer uprising, hanged
  • 1381-12-27 Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician
  • 1383-06-08 Thomas de Ros, 5th Baron de Ros, English Crusader (b. 1338)
  • 1384-12-31 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies
  • 1390-08-14 John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
  • 1394-06-04 Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b. c 1369)
  • 1394-06-07 Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England (plague) (b. 1367)
  • 1396-03-24 Walter Hilton, English mystic
  • 1397-06-03 William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (b. 1328)
  • 1397-09-21 Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)
  • 1398-07-20 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (b. 1374)
  • 1399-09-22 Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1366)
  • 1400-01-05 John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350)
  • 1400-01-07 Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
  • 1400-01-16 John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)
  • 1400-02-14 Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle
  • 1401-02-19 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
  • 1402-08-01 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341)
  • 1403-07-23 Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)
  • 1408-02-20 Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)
  • 1413-03-20 King Henry IV of England (1399-1413) dies at 45
  • 1414-02-19 Thomas Arundel, archbishop of Canterbury/chancellor of England, dies
  • 1414-09-01 William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England (b. 1369)
  • 1415-10-13 Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)
  • 1417-12-14 John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, English nobleman, hanged & burned
  • 1421-03-22 Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (killed in battle) (b. 1388)
  • 1422-08-31 Henry V, King of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19), dies
  • 1424-12-31 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
  • 1425-01-18 Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)
  • 1427-05-07 Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English churchman
  • 1428-11-03 Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1388)
  • 1430-08-18 Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)
  • 1432-10-19 John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1392)
  • 1435-06-12 John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1408)
  • 1435-09-14 John, Duke of Bedford, regent of England (b. 1389)
  • 1437-01-03 Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V of England (b. 1401)
  • 1439-04-30 Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English military leader (b. 1382)
  • 1440-09-30 Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician
  • 1444-05-27 John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (b. 1404)
  • 1450-05-02 William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)
  • 1450-07-12 Jack Cade, slain in a revolt against English King Henry VI
  • 1450-08-27 Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
  • 1453-07-17 John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader
  • 1453-12-24 John Dunstable, English composer, dies
  • 1455-05-22 Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)
  • 1455-05-22 Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (b. 1406)
  • 1460-07-10 Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English military leader (b. 1402)
  • 1460-12-30 Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne killed in Battle of Wakefield. (b. 1411)
  • 1460-12-31 Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)
  • 1460-12-31 Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, English politician (b. 1400)
  • 1461-02-02 Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England
  • 1461-03-29 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)
  • 1464-05-17 Thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427)
  • 1471-04-14 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker, slain in battle at 42
  • 1471-05-04 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, dies at 17, becoming the only heir apparent to the English throne to ever die in battle
  • 1471-05-04 Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed)
  • 1471-05-20 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
  • 1473-05-08 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)
  • 1476-06-08 George Neville, English archbishop and statesman

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1482-08-25 Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, dies at 52

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 1483-04-09 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83) (b.1442)
  • 1483-06-25 Edward V, king of England (Apr 9-Jun 25, 1483), murdered
  • 1483-06-25 Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer
  • 1484-04-09 Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473), son of Richard III King of England
  • 1485-03-16 Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)
  • 1485-08-22 Richard III, king of England (1483-85), killed in battle at 32
  • 1495-05-31 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, (b. 1415)
  • 1498-04-28 Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
  • 1500-10-01 John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • 1502-04-02 Arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies
  • 1502-12-23 Margaretha, English princess of Burgundy, dies at 57
  • 1503-02-04 Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
  • 1503-02-11 Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England and wife of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday
  • 1508-10-13 Edmund de Ros, 11th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1446)
  • 1509-04-21 Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52, Henry VIII succeeds him
  • 1509-06-29 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (b. 1443)
  • 1510-08-17 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded
  • 1510-08-17 Richard Empson, English treasurer, beheaded
  • 1513-03-10 John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
  • 1514-01-02 William Smyth, English bishop and statesman (bc. 1460)
  • 1514-12-04 Richard Hunne, English "heretic", commits suicide(?)
  • 1516-04-25 John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)
  • 1518-11-20 Marmaduke Constable, English soldier
  • 1519-09-10 John Colet, English churchman and educator
  • 1521-05-17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478)
  • 1522-02-25 William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • 1524-12-20 Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician
  • 1525-07-22 Richard Wingfield, English diplomat