English History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 1,325

Historic Event

1348-04-23 The Order of Garter founded by English King Edward III, Britain's highest civic or military honor

  • 1350-08-29 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships
  • 1351-08-04 Sea battle at Zwartewaal: Willem V beats Hoeksen and 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

Historic Event

1356-09-19 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King John II 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, ending the first phase of the Hundred Years' War
  • 1364-09-29 Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French in Brittany

Victory in Battle

1369-03-14 Battle of Montiel: Peter of Castile (Peter the Cruel) with support from England is defeated by an alliance between the French and his half-brother Henry II

  • 1376-04-28 English parliament demands supervision of royal spending
  • 1376-07-10 English "Good Parliament" ends, longest-sitting parliament at that time
  • 1377-05-22 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe

Historic Event

1377-06-22 10-year-old Richard of Bordeaux succeeds his grandfather Edward III as Richard II, king of England

  • 1381-06-14 Richard II in England meets leaders of the 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

Treaty of Interest

1386-05-09 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England is ratified at Windsor cementing and strengthening ties between the two kingdoms (oldest diplomatic alliance still in force). The treaty guarantees the mutual security of both nations and strengthens commercial ties. [1]

  • 1388-08-05 Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England

Historic Event

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's (supposed) abdication read out in the House of Commons by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In reality deposed by his cousin and successor Henry IV
  • 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)

Historic Event

1413-03-21 Henry of Monmouth, Prince of Wales, becomes King Henry V of England upon the death of his father

  • 1420-05-21 Treaty of Troyes: Henry V of England and his heirs will inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France (later rendered moot by the military victory of Charles VII)
  • 1420-12-01 Henry V of England enters Paris
  • 1421-03-22 Battle of Baugé - French defeat English
  • 1422-08-31 Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months
  • 1423-07-31 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated by the English on the banks of the river Yonne in Burgundy

Historic Event

1424-04-05 Scottish King James I returns to Scotland after 18 years of detention at the English court

Historic Siege

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

  • 1430-05-23 Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne and 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: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in Rouen, France
  • 1431-12-16 King Henry VI of England crowned King of France (only English monarch to wear both crowns)
  • 1439-07-16 Kissing is banned in England (to stop the Black Death from spreading)
  • 1439-11-12 Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament

Royal Coronation

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

  • 1450-04-15 Battle of Formigny: French defeat the English decisively in the Hundred Years' War, paving the way for the capture of English strongholds in Normandy
  • 1453-07-17 Battle of Castillon: French army beats English force under Talbot, turning point of the Hundred 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

Royal Coronation

1461-06-28 Edward IV crowned king of England

Battle of Tewkesbury

1471-05-04 Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV restored to his throne. Re-restores political stability to England until his death in 1483.

Treaty of Interest

1475-08-29 Peace Treaty of Picquigny: King Louis XI buys English contacts

Historic Event

1477-11-18 First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton at his press in London

  • 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")

Historic Event

1483-06-26 Duke of Gloucester succeeds as King Richard III of England after Parliament declared Edward V illegitimate

  • 1483-07-06 Richard III is crowned King of England after deposing Edward V
  • 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. Richard is killed, the last English monarch to die in battle.
  • 1485-10-30 Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

1492-11-09 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII of England and 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1497-06-24 John Cabot claims parts of North America (what is now Eastern Canada) for England believing he has found Asia in Newfoundland
  • 1497-09-07 Flemish pretender Perkin Warbeck acclaimed as English King Richard IV on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall
  • 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 and 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 and Netherlands sign trade agreement

Royal Coronation

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

  • 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: English forces defeat the Scots near Branxton in Northumberland and kill King James IV of Scotland, the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle
  • 1515-12-24 Thomas Wolsey appointed Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1518-10-02 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan
  • 1520-06-06 France and England sign treaty of Scotland

Treaty of Interest

1520-07-10 King Charles V France and 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 sign the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in attempt to win 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 on charges of treason
  • 1530-03-07 English King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope
  • 1531-01-16 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
  • 1531-03-08 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury
  • 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 Charles V

Royal Coronation

1533-06-01 Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England

  • 1533-07-11 Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
  • 1534-11-03 English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII and all subsequent monarchs the Head of the Church of England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 4,616

  • 1525-09-25 Steven Borough, English explorer, born in Northam, Devon, England (d. 1584)
  • 1527-07-13 John Dee, English alchemist, astrologer and mathematician, born in London, England (d. 1609)
  • 1533-06-24 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English commander-in-chief in Netherlands (d. 1588)

Elizabeth I

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

  • 1536-05-10 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English nobleman and Earl Marshal who participated in the Ridolfi plot and executed (d. 1572)
  • 1537-10-12 Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53), born in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England (d. 1553)

Jane Grey

1537-10-13 Jane Grey, Queen of England in 1553 for 9 days, born in Bradgate, England (d. 1554)

  • 1540-01-25 Edmund Campion, English Catholic Jesuit priest & martyr, born in London, England (d. 1581)
  • 1540-06-11 Barnabe Googe, English poet, born in Alvingham, Lincolnshire (d. 1594)
  • 1542-06-15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
  • 1544-05-24 William Gilbert, English physician and physicist (research into magnetism), born in Colchester, England (d. 1603)
  • 1545-03-02 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • 1546-05-05 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician, born in St Mary the Great, Cambridge, England (d. 1623)
  • 1546-06-24 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure), born in Nether Stowey, Somerset, England (d. 1610)
  • 1550-04-12 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, born in Hedingham Castle, Essex, England (d. 1604)
  • 1551-05-02 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales), born in London (d. 1623)
  • 1552-12-30 Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)
  • 1554-11-30 Philip Sidney, English Elizabethan era poet (Arcadia) and soldier, born in Penshurst, Kent, England (d. 1586)
  • 1555-08-01 Edward Kelley, British spirit medium and Renaissance occultist, born in Worcester, England (d. 1597)

Thomas Kyd

1558-11-06 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)

  • 1559-02-18 Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
  • 1562-10-19 George Abbott, English theologist and the Archbishop of Canterbury (1611-1633), born in Guildford, Surrey, England (d. 1633)
  • 1563-03-05 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1563-06-01 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • 1563-11-19 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman, born in Penshurst, Kent, England (d. 1626)
  • 1564-02-26 Christopher Marlowe, English poet and dramatist (Dr Faustus), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1593) baptism date

William Shakespeare

1564-04-23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (Romeo and Juliet; Macbeth: Hamlet), born in Stratford upon Avon, (d. 1616) traditionally regarded as his birthdate,

  • 1564-09-24 William Adams, English navigator and 1st ever Western Samurai, born in Gillingham, Kent, England (d. 1620)
  • 1564-11-22 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, born in Cobham Hall, Kent (d. 1619)

James I and VI

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)

  • 1566-09-01 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, born in London, England (d. 1626)
  • 1566-10-13 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • 1566-12-20 Edward Wightman, English radical Anabaptist, born in Burton upon Trent (d. 1612)
  • 1567-02-12 Thomas Campion, English composer, poet and physician, born in London, England (d. 1620)

Guy Fawkes

1570-04-13 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator who was convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the British Parliament, born in York, England (d. 1606)

  • 1570-11-28 James Whitelocke, English judge and politician (House of Common 1610-22) (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 (early history of the English colonisation of North America), born in Saffron Walden, Essex (d. 1621)

Ben Jonson

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

  • 1573-07-15 Inigo Jones, English architect (Queen's House, Covent Garden), born in London, England (d. 1652)
  • 1573-10-06 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater, born in Cowdray House, Sussex, England (d. 1624)
  • 1573-10-07 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1645)
  • 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 (Virgidemiarum: Six Books), born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England (d. 1656)
  • 1574-08-07 Robert Dudley, English explorer and writer (Arcano del Mare), born in Richmond Palace, Surrey (d. 1649)
  • 1574-12-12 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England, born in Skanderborg Castle, Skanderborg, Denmark (d. 1619)
  • 1575-08-14 Robert Hayman, English poet, born in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon (d. 1629)

Henry Hudson

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

  • 1576-10-07 John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
  • 1576-10-12 Thomas Dudley, British colonial governor of Massachusetts, born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1653)
  • 1576-10-25 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, baptized in Elstead (d. 1623)
  • 1577-07-09 Thomas West, 3rd & 12th Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist and Governor of Virginia, born in Wherwell, Hampshire, England (d. 1618)
  • 1578-03-02 George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • 1578-04-01 William Harvey, English physician (discovered blood circulation), born in Folkestone, Kent (d. 1657)
  • 1578-05-16 Everard Digby, English conspirator (d. 1606)
  • 1579-07-13 Arthur Dee, English physician, born in Mortlake, London (d. 1651)
  • 1579-08-24 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)

John Smith

1580-01-06 John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1631)

  • 1580-04-18 Thomas Middleton, English playwright (A Game at Chess), born in London (d. 1627)
  • 1580-08-24 John Taylor, English poet (An Arrant Thief), born in Gloucester, England (d. 1654)
  • 1580-12-04 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer, born in East Sutton, Kent, England (d. 1626)
  • 1582-04-01 Thomas Simpson, English composer who worked in Germany, born in Kent (d. 1628)
  • 1582-04-08 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, born in Cranbrook (d. 1650)
  • 1582-05-28 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, born in Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxfordshire (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, born in Yorkshire (d. 1648)
  • 1584-08-13 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician, born in Saffron Waldon, Essex, England (d. 1640)
  • 1584-12-16 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar, born in Salvington, Sussex, England (d. 1654)
  • 1586-04-17 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore), born in Ilsington, Devon, England (d. 1639)
  • 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)

John Winthrop

1588-01-12 John Winthrop, English Puritan lawyer and 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Edwardstone, England (d. 1649)

Thomas Hobbes

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

  • 1588-06-11 George Wither, English writer (Abuses Stript and Whipt), born in Hampshire, England (d. 1667)
  • 1590-08-19 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier, born in Stratford-atte-Bow, Middlesex (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 in London (d. 1674)
  • 1592-04-11 John Eliot, English parliament leader, born in Port Eliot, Cornwall, England (d. 1632)
  • 1592-05-08 Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems), born in Romford, Essex (d. 1644)

George Villiers

1592-08-28 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier who was a favorite of King James I, born in Brooksby, England (d. 1628)

  • 1592-11-05 Charles Chauncy, American clergyman and President of Harvard College (1654-72), born in Yardley-Bury, England (d. 1672)
  • 1593-04-03 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs), born in Montgomery, Wales (d. 1633)
  • 1593-04-04 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (Secretary of State to Charles I and Charles II), born in Winterbourne Earls, United Kingdom (d. 1669)
  • 1593-04-13 Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford and Viceroy of Ireland, born in London, England (d. 1641)
  • 1593-08-09 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), born in Stafford, England (d. 1683)
  • 1594-11-30 John Cosin, English clergyman, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1672)
  • 1595-04-05 John Wilson, English composer, born in Faversham, Kent (d. 1674)
  • 1596-01-05 Henry Lawes, English composer, born in Dinton, United Kingdom (d. 1662)
  • 1596-08-19 Elizabeth Stuart, Electress of the Palatinate, "The Winter Queen" of Bohemia and daughter of James VI and I of England and Scotland, born at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Kingdom of Scotland (d. 1662)
  • 1597-08-21 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, born in East Peckham, Kent, England (d. 1672)
  • 1599-03-22 Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England), born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1641)

Oliver Cromwell

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

  • 1599-08-14 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar, born in Geneva (d. 1671)
  • 1599-10-31 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer, born in Houghton, England (d. 1680)
  • 1600-07-20 Simon Ives, English court composer (d. 1662)

Charles I

1600-11-19 Charles I, King of England (1625-49) who was executed by Parliament, born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland (d. 1649)

  • 1602-03-29 John Lightfoot, English theologist and scholar (Horae Hebraicae), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 1675)

Famous Weddings

  • 2011-09-03 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds French actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2012-04-21 Actress Carey Mulligan (26) weds "Mumford & Sons" lead singer Marcus Mumford (25) in Somerset, England
  • 2012-06-17 "Revenge" actress Ashley Madekwe (30) weds "Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" actor Iddo Goldberg (36) in London, England
  • 2012-06-30 Mick Jagger's daughter Jade Jagger (41) weds longtime boyfriend Adrian Fillary at the Aynhoe Park Hotel in Oxfordshire, England

Tom Stoppard

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

Eddie Redmayne

2014-12-15 "Theory of Everything" actor Eddie Redmayne (32) weds Hannah Bagshawe at Babington House in Somerset, England

Benedict Cumberbatch

2015-02-14 British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (38) weds opera director Sophie Hunter (36) at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone, England

Geri Horner

2015-05-15 Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell (42) weds F1 racing team boss Christian Horner (41) in Bedfordshire, England

  • 2015-09-03 Fashion and beauty vlogger Tanya Burr (26) weds fellow YouTube vlogger Jim Chapman at Babington House in Somerset, England
  • 2016-05-28 TV presenter Rick Edwards (37) weds Eastenders star Emer Kenny (26) at Kew Gardens in London, England

Ciara

2016-07-06 NFL quarterback Russell Wilson (27) weds singer-songwriter Ciara (30) at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England

  • 2016-09-04 Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny (24) weds track cyclist Jason Kenny (28) at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England
  • 2016-09-17 Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan (33) weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead (26) in Otley, England
  • 2016-10-01 TV host Louise Roe (33) weds Mackenzie Hunkin at the historic Eton College Chapel in Windsor, England
  • 2017-05-06 Olympic diver Tom Daley (23) weds Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at Bovey Castle in Devon, England
  • 2017-05-19 Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English (31) at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California

Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 2,328

  • 1345-04-14 Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • 1347-06-30 John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English politician and the last Warenne earl of Surrey, dies at 61
  • 1349-05-31 Thomas Wake, English politician and baron (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, dies at 29
  • 1369-08-15 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England, dies at 56
  • 1372-08-31 Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier, dies at 70
  • 1376-01-24 Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English military leader

Edward III

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

  • 1379-12-16 John Fitzalan, Marshal of England
  • 1381-06-15 John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England
  • 1381-06-15 Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt is beheaded in London
  • 1381-07-15 John Ball, English priest who played a prominent role in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, hung, drawn and quartered at about 42 or 43
  • 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, Oxford Professor and bible translator, dies at about 56
  • 1390-08-14 John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier, dies at 26
  • 1394-06-04 Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England and mother of Henry V, dies at about 26
  • 1394-06-07 Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England and wife of Richard II, dies at 28
  • 1396-03-24 Walter Hilton, English mystic
  • 1397-06-03 William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader, dies at 68
  • 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, dies at 24
  • 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 at around 47 or 48 after the failure of the Epiphany Rising conspiracy against King Henry IV

Murder of InterestRichard II

1400-02-14 Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle

Geoffrey Chaucer

1400-10-25 Geoffrey Chaucer 'Father of English literature', English poet and author of "The Canterbury Tales", dies at 56 or 57

  • 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, dies at 61
  • 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, dies at 66
  • 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, English nobleman and pro-protestant Lollard leader, whom Shakespeare based his Falstaff character on, hanged for heresy at 39
  • 1421-03-22 Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (killed in battle) (b. 1388)

Henry V

1422-08-31 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), dies at 36 after being weakened by dysentery and heatstroke

  • 1424-12-31 Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader
  • 1425-01-18 Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician, dies at 33
  • 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, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician, drowned at 23
  • 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 Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Bedford, English prince, general (Hundred Years' War) and statesman, dies at 46
  • 1437-01-03 Catherine of Valois, Queen of Henry V of England, dies at 35
  • 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 who led a revolt against English King Henry VI is captured and mortally wounded in Sussex. His head later erected on a pole on London Bridge.
  • 1450-08-27 Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
  • 1453-07-17 John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English nobleman and military leader during the Hundred Years' War, killed in battle at 65 or 66 in the Battle of Castillon when his horse was fatally struck by an artillery shell and fell on top of him pinning him to the ground and allowing a French soldier to finish him off with a battleaxe
  • 1453-12-24 John Dunstable, English composer, dies at approximately 63
  • 1455-05-22 Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (b. 1406)
  • 1455-05-22 Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)
  • 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 at 49 (b. 1411)
  • 1460-12-31 Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, executed at 17
  • 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, 9th Baron de Ros of Helmsley, English politician, executed at 36
  • 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 Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed)
  • 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
  • 1471-05-21 King Henry VI of England (1422-1471) is executed in the Tower of London at 49
  • 1473-05-08 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)
  • 1476-06-08 George Neville, English archbishop and statesman

Edward IV

1483-04-09 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83), dies of unknown causes at 40

  • 1483-06-25 Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English noble and writer (translated Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers, possibly 1st book printed in English), beheaded on orders of future Richard III (b. c. 1440)
  • 1483-11-02 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, beheaded at 49
  • 1484-04-09 Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473), son of Richard III King of England
  • 1485-03-16 Anne Neville, English queen, wife of Richard III of England, dies at 28

Richard III

1485-08-22 Richard III, King of England (1483-85), killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field at 32

  • 1495-05-31 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, dies at 80
  • 1498-04-28 Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician, dies at 40
  • 1499-11-28 Edward Plantagenet, English, 17th Count of Warwick, last Plantagenet heir, beheaded for treason at 24
  • 1500-10-01 John Alcock, English bishop and chancellor (founded Jesus College, Cambridge), dies at about 70
  • 1502-04-02 Arthur, Prince of Wales, English crown prince, son of King Henry VII of England, 1st husband of Catherine of Aragon, dies from an unknown illness at 15
  • 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 aged 17
  • 1509-06-29 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, dies at 66
  • 1510-08-17 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer and author (Tree of Commonwealth), beheaded for treason on orders of King Henry VIII
  • 1510-08-17 Richard Empson, English treasurer, beheaded on orders of Henry VIII at 59 or 60
  • 1513-03-10 John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
  • 1514-01-02 William Smyth, English bishop & statesman, dies at ~54
  • 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 (battle of Flodden), dies after swallowing a frog, at about 61
  • 1519-09-10 John Colet, English churchman and educator