It has been established now that Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, was declared heir to the throne by Parliament in 1386 – not 1385 as commonly believed. This Parliament was very much at odds with Richard II (it set up a one-year Commission to run most of his affairs, much to Richard’s displeasure.) So it… Continue reading Unwanted heirs? The Mortimers in the 1390s
Joan, Lady Mohun was the daughter of Sir Bartholomew Burghersh, Lord Burghersh and Elizabeth de Verdun. Her brother, another Sir Bartholomew Burghersh, was the father of the heiress Elizabeth Burghersh who married Edward, Lord Despenser. It is not know exactly when Joan was born but a date somewhere in the 1320s seems likely. (Her brother… Continue reading Joan, Lady Mohun.
UPDATED POST AT sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://sparkypus.com/2020/06/21/john-howard-duke-of-norfolk-his-wedding-gifts/ JOHN HOWARD, PAINTING OF A STAINED GLASS IMAGE FORMERLY AT TENDRING HALL OR SOUTH CHAPEL, STOKE-BY-NAYLAND CHURCH, NOW LOST. John Howard, what a colossus of a man – Admiral of England, member of the King’s Council, Earl Marshal, Knight of the Garter, Treasurer of the Royal Household,… Continue reading JOHN HOWARD, DUKE OF NORFOLK – HIS WEDDING GIFTS…
The excerpt below is from http://www.themcs.org/garter.htm, a list by the Medieval Combat Society of all the Knights of the Garter. George of Clarence comes in at number 185:- “185 (app c.1461) George (Plantagenet), Duke of Clarence. Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. Rebelled against his brother Edward IV, with his father-in-law, Richard, Earl of Warwick, the “King-maker.” Returned… Continue reading Richard’s “accusations” sentenced George of Clarence….?