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Today in 1616, William Shakespeare died. As he was baptised on 26 April 1564, it is likely that today was also his birthday:
Today in 1526, Anne St. Leger, Baroness de Ros, died:
Today in 1509, Henry VII died at Richmond Palace:
Edward of Middleham died on or about this day in 1484:
On this day, 14th April 1471 - the Battle of Barnet. Richard, then Duke Of Gloucester was probably injured during the battle, although was well enough to fight again at Tewkesbury a few weeks later. The Battle of Barnet also saw the death of the Earl of Warwick.
Philippa Langley MBE will be giving a talk on the Looking for Richard Project on Sunday 29th April at 10.30am at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Doncaster Heritage Festival. For details visit their website http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/…/c…/doncaster-heritage-festival
For those in the UK, the TV series 'The Plantagenets' presented by Professor Robert Bartlett will begin a repeat showing tonight on BBC4 at 10.00pm.
Today in 1240, Llewellyn Fawr (the Great) died at Aberconwy Abbey:
Further to the post we published on 8th April regarding the first Richard III Annual Lecture at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester on Tuesday 29th May, we have now been informed that the lecture will be free of charge. However places are limited, so to ensure your seat, please email the Visitor Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org including your name and how many people are in your group, to be sure of a place.
Edward IV reputedly died today in 1483:
The first Richard III Annual Lecture, held by the University of Leicester Medieval Research Centre and the King Richard III Visitor Centre will be held on Tuesday 29th May 2018 at the Visitor Centre in Leicester. The topic is 'Plantagenet Portraits in the 15th and 16th Centuries: Contemporary Contexts for the Image of Richard III'. The lecture will be presented by Charlotte Bolland from the National Portrait Gallery. All are welcome.
Today in 636, St. Isidore, now patron saint of the internet, died in Seville, where he was Archbishop:
Today in 1502, Arthur "Tudor", Prince of Wales, died at Ludlow: