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Index of Years

1483
Arrest
  Edward V
  Edward is kept for the rest of his life in the Tower of London
  Taken to London after his father's death by Richard of Gloucester
1483
Arrest
  Richard III
  Richard III arrests Edward V's Chamberlain Thomas Vaughan
1483
Arrest
  Stafford, Henry
  Turned in for a bounty put on his head by Richard III
1483
Arrest
  Stanley, Thomas
  Imprisoned on suspicion of conspiracy
1483
Arrest
  Vaughan
  Richard III arrests Edward V's Chamberlain Thomas Vaughan
1483
Assassination
  Edward V
  The " Princes in the Tower" are killed by Richard III
1483
Assassination
  Richard III
  Has the "Princes of the Tower", Richard Duke of York & Edward V assassinated
  The " Princes in the Tower" are killed by Richard III
1483
Assassination
  Woodville, Elizabeth
  Death of Richard Duke of York, assasinated, 1 of the 2 "Princes of the Tower"
  Edward V is assasinated by Richard III, 1 of the 2 "Princes of the Tower"
  Richard is assasinated by Richard III, 1 of the 2 "Princes of the Tower"
  The " Princes in the Tower" are killed by Richard III
1483
Coronation
  Bourchier, Thomas
  Crowns Richard III
1483
Death
  Woodville, Anthony
  Execeuted by Richard III without a trial`
1483
Death
  Woodville, Elizabeth
  Death of Richard Duke of York, assasinated, 1 of the 2 "Princes of the Tower"
1483
Earl Marshal
  Howard, John
  Appointed Earl Marshal of England
1483
Execution
  Stafford, Henry
  Following Buckingham's execution, his widow, Catherine, marries Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford
1483
Execution
  Woodville, Anthony
  Execeuted by Richard III without a trial`
1483
Exile
  Henry VII
  Goes to France & buys Yorkist support by vowing to wed Elizabeth of York
1483
Exile
  Woodville, Edward
  Escapes to Brittany after a failed attempt by Richard III to have him arrested
1483
Invasion of England
  Henry VII
  Buckingham dies in the west country & the invasion fails
  Just 2 out of 15 ships arrive off Poole due to bad wearther
1483
Invasion of England
  Stafford, Henry
  Buckingham raises an army in Wales & starts marching east to support Henry VII
  Henry's ships run into a storm & return to Brittany, Buckingham's army is troubled by the same storm & deserts
1483
Lord Admiral
  Howard, John
  Appointed Lord Admiral of England, Ireland & Aquitaine
1483
Marriage
  Nevill
  Marries Richard III
1483
Marriage
  Richard III
  Marries Anne Nevill
1483
Peerage
  Berkley, William
  Created Earl of Nottingham
1483
Peerage
  Howard, Thomas
  Created Earl Surrey, 1st
1483
Rebellion
  Henry VII
  Buckingham leads a rebellion in support of Henry Tudor, a descendent of John of Gaunt
  The Woodvilles invite Elizabeth Woodville's son Henry Tudor to support Buckingham
1483
Rebellion
  Lovell, Thomas
  Supports Henry VII
1483
Rebellion
  Stafford, Henry
  Raises a force against Richard III but is defeated & executed
1483
Rule of Carlisle
  Richard III
  Rewarded with Carlisle
1483
Rule of Cumberland
  Richard III
  Rewarded with the King's properties in the county of Cumberland
1483
Siege of Nottingham
  Richard III
  Marches on Nottingham
1483
Succession
  Henry VII
  Edward VI dies & his heirs disappear in the Tower
1483
Succession
  Richard III
  Appointed Protector for his nephew Edward V
  On Edward IV's death becomes Lord high protector of the realm for his nephew Edward V
  Succeeds as King of England
1483
Succession
  Stafford, Henry
  Denies the legitamacy of Edward IV's heirs
1483
Treaty of Arras
  Edward IV
  Burgundy's daughter Margaret is pledged to the Daupin
1483
Warden
  Richard III
  Appointed Warden of the West Marshes
1483
Death
  Edward IV
 April 9th Death of Edward IV, from a chill caught during a fishing trip
 April 9th Edward IV names Richard as the Protector for his son Edward V
1483
Death
  Richard III
 April 9th Edward IV names Richard as the Protector for his son Edward V
1483
Protector
  Richard III
 April 9th Appointed Protector over the 12 year old Edward V by the late Edward IV
1483
Succession
  Edward IV
 April 9th Leaves the crown to his 12 yr old son Edward Prince of Wales & names Richard protector
 April 9th Appoints Richard of York as Protector because of his wife's unpopularity
 April 9th Leaves the crown to his 12 yr old son Edward
1483
Succession
  Edward V
 April 9th Edward IV had appointed Richard of Gloucester as his Protector
 April 9th Holds the title until July but is never crowned
 April 9th Succeeds as King of England
1483
Burial
  Edward IV
 April 20th Buried at St Georges Chapel Windsor
1483
Mobilization
  Richard III
 April 20th Departs from York with a force of 600 to meet Earl Rivers at Northampton
1483
Coronation
  Richard III
 April 29th Richard III joins Lord Rivers who is escorting Edward V to London to be crowned
1483
March
  Richard III
 April 29th Meets Earl Rivers but finds he has advanced on London with the heir, Edward
1483
Arrest
  Grey, Richard
 April 30th Richard III arrests Edward V's half brother Lord Richard Grey
1483
Arrest
  Richard III
 April 30th Rivers is arrested by Richard III on the advice of Buckingham
 April 30th Richard III arrests Edward V's half brother Lord Richard Grey
 April 30th Richard travels to Stratford & returns with the heir, Edward Prince of Wales
 May At Buckingham's suggestion Edward is kept in the Tower
1483
Lord Chancellor
  Russell, John
 May Appointed Chancellor of England
1483
Sanctuary
  Richard III
 May Elizabeth Woodville refuses to retire as Queen Dowager
1483
Sanctuary
  Woodville, Elizabeth
 May While in sanctuary at Westminster refuses to reitre & become Queen Dowager
1483
Siege of London
  Woodville, Elizabeth
 May Elizabeth seeks sanctuary at Westminster
 May Richard enters London with the future Edward V as his captive
1483
Coronation
  Edward V
 May 4th Richard III enters London with Edward V for his coronation
1483
Coronation
  Richard III
 May 4th Richard III enters London with Edward V for his coronation
1483
Parliament
  Russell, John
 June Opens Parliament with a speech supporting Richard III's confirmation as Protector
1483
Alliance
  Richard III
 June 11th Writes a letter appealing to the Northern Nobles to join forces with him in London
1483
Arrest
  Richard III
 June 13th Has Hastings executed for treason during a meeting of the Council at the Tower
 June 13th Has Rotherham arrested for treason during a meeting of the Council at the Tower
 June 13th Has Morton arrested for treason during a meeting of the Council at the Tower
 June 13th Has Stanley arrested for treason during a meeting of the Council at the Tower
1483
Execution
  Richard III
 June 13th Has Hastings executed for treason during a meeting of the Council at the Tower
1483
Arrest
  Richard III
 June 16th Has Edward V's brother Richard Duke of York moved from the sanctuary of Westminster
 June 16th Forces Elizabeth Woodville to surrender the Duke of York
1483
Marriage
  Edward V
 June 22nd Gloucester announces Edward had a contract with Lady Butler, his sons are illegitimate
1483
Abdication
  Edward V
 June 25th The Bishop of Bath claims Edward IV's marriage to Elizabeth Woodville is invalid
 June 25th The Bishop of Bath claims Edward V is illegitimate
 June 25th Parliament deposes Edward V
1483
Death
  Richard III
 June 25th Richard III, the Lord Protector, has Grey executed for treason
1483
Death
  Woodville, Richard
 June 25th Richard III, as Lord Protector, has Lord Rivers executed for treason
1483
Execution
  Richard III
 June 25th Richard III, the Lord Protector, has Grey executed for treason
1483
Execution
  Woodville, Richard
 June 25th Richard III, as Lord Protector, has Lord Rivers executed for treason
1483
Marriage
  Woodville, Elizabeth
 June 25th All of Elizabeth's children by Edward, including King Edward V, are declared illegitimate, and her brother-in-law, Richard III, accepts the crown
 June 25th Elizabeth loses the title of Queen Mother and is referred to as Dame Elizabeth Grey
 June 25th Her marriage to Edward is declared null and void by Parliament in the act Titulus Regius on the grounds that Edward had previously promised to marry Lady Eleanor Butler, which was considered a legally binding contract
1483
Protector
  Richard III
 June 25th The Lords & Commons assemble in Parliament & ratify the Protectorate
1483
Succession
  Richard III
 June 25th All of Elizabeth's children by Edward, including King Edward V, are declared illegitimate, and her brother-in-law, Richard III, accepts the crown
 June 25th Parliament petitions Richard to accept the crown
 June 26th 11th child & 8th youngest son of Richard Plantagenet & Lady Cicely Nevill
 June 26th A deputation led by Buckingham with Parliament's petition ask Richard to become King
 June 26th A deputation led by Buckingham with Parliament's petition ask Richard to become King
1483
Coronation
  Beaufort
 July 6th Carries Queen Anne's train at Richard III's coronation
1483
Coronation
  Howard, John
 July 6th Carries the crown into Westminster Abbey for Richard III's coronation
1483
Coronation
  Howard
 July 6th Carries the Sword of State into Westminster Abbey for Richard III's coronation
1483
Coronation
  Richard III
 July 6th Crowned in Westminster by Cardinal Bourchier
1483
Coronation
  Stafford, Henry
 July 6th Makes arrangements for the coronation of Richard III
1483
Treaty of Arras
  Edward IV
 Sep 21st Burgundy's daughter Margaret is pledged to the Daupin
1483
Death
  Richard III
 Nov 2nd The Duke of Buckingham is executed by Richard III for instegating a Lancastrian plot
1483
Death
  Stafford, Henry
 Nov 2nd Death of Henry Stratford, executed by Henry VIII, the Buckinghmam title is forfeit
1483
Execution
  Richard III
 Nov 2nd The Duke of Buckingham is executed by Richard III for instegating a Lancastrian plot
1483
Execution
  Stafford, Henry
 Nov 2nd The Duke of Buckingham is executed by Richard III for instegating a Lancastrian plot

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