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Archive for October 2014

On this day 30th October, King Henry VII…

1485 – King Henry VII of England is crowned.  Henry won the throne when his forces defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth field.  He was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. The war of the Roses and the 15th Century is a particularly favourite period of history for us.  

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On this day 29th October, Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded…

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.  He was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I  and was knighted in 1585. He briefly fell from favour when he secretly married  one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting, they were both sen to the Tower of London. On 17 November, Raleigh was tried…

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On this day 27th October, the first King of England died…

939– Ethelstan or Athelstan, the first King of England, died and was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.  He was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939. Here at Manorial Counsel we have researched many titles that pre-date the reign of the fist King of the English.  To inquire about…

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On this day 26th October, The Treaty of Ripon…

1640– The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I England.  The treaty was signed in the aftermath of the Second Bishops War, and stipulated that both Northumberland and County Durham were to be ceded to the Scots, and that Newcastle was to be left in the hands of the Scots. The Treaty of Ripon was a major factor leading…

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