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Amesbury, Wiltshire

In 1187 Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock 1187-1261 was born to William Salisbury 2nd Earl Salisbury 1150-1196 (37) and Eleanor Vitre Countess Salisbury 1158-1233 (29) in Amesbury, Wiltshire .

On 24 Jun 1291 Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England 1223-1291 (68) died at Amesbury, Wiltshire .

On 21 Mar 1316 Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby 1316-1349 was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun 1278-1316 (37) and Elizabeth Clare Lady Verdun 1295-1360 (20) at Amesbury, Wiltshire .

Amesbury Abbey, Amesbury, Wiltshire

After 1279 . Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1 . Letter XXI. Eleanora Queen-Dowager of England (56) to her son Edward I (39)
To the most noble prince and her very dear son, Edward, by God's grace king of England, lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine, Eleanora, humble nun of the order of Fontevraud , of the convent of Amesbury, wishes health and her blessing.
Sweetest son, we know well how great is the desire that a mother has to see her child when she has been long away from him, and that dame Margaret de Nevile (24) , companion of Master John Giffard (47) , has not seen for a long time past her child, who is in the keeping of dame Margaret de Weyland, and has a great desire to see him. We pray you, sweetest son, that you will command and pray the aforesaid Margaret de Weyland, that she will suffer that the mother may have the solace of her child for some time, after her desire. Dearest son, we commend you to God. Given at Amesbury , the 4th day of March.

1316 . Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1 . Letter XXII. Mary Daughter of Edward I (36) , a Nun at Amesbury to her Brother Edward II (31) .
To the very high and noble prince, her very dear lord and brother, my lord Edward, by the grace of God king of England, his sister Mary sends health and all manner of honour and reverence.
Very dear sire as a long time has passed since God did his will upon our prioress Dambert, we immediately after her death sent to our very dear cousin, the lady-abbess of Fontevraud, both on my part and on that of the convent, asking for a lady from this our convent, to wit, for the Lady Isabella, whom we understand to be well able and sufficient for the office, that she might be granted to us for our prioress. And we thought, dear sire, that she (the abbess) would have willingly granted us our request, for she is bound to do so since she was brought up and veiled amongst us, and so she should neither wish nor permit that the church should be so long without prelates; but as yet we have had no answer, only we understand from certain people that she intends to send us a prioress from beyond the sea there, and a prior by her counsel out there. And know, certainly, my very dear brother, that should she send any other than one belonging to our own convent, it would prove matter of discord in the convent, and of the destruction of the goods of the church, which I know well, sire, that you would not suffer willingly and wittingly; wherefore I pray you, dearest lord and brother, and require you, both for the love of me and' of our convent, which after God trust surely in you, that you would please to send word to my said lady-abbess, that she do not undertake to burden our church with any prioress out of the convent, nor with prior other than the one we have now, but that she would
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Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire

22 Jul 1654 . John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Jul . We departed and dined at a farm of my Uncle Hungerford's, called Darnford Magna, situated in a valley under the plain, most sweetly watered, abounding in trouts caught by spear in the night, when they come attracted by a light set in the stern of a boat.
After dinner, continuing our return, we passed over the goodly plain, or rather sea of carpet, which I think for evenness, extent, verdure, and innumerable flocks, to be one of the most delightful prospects in nature, and reminded me of the pleasant lives of shepherds we read of in romances.
Now we arrived at Stonehenge , indeed a stupendous monument, appearing at a distance like a castle; how so many and huge pillars of stone should have been brought together, some erect, others transverse on the tops of them, in a circular area as rudely representing a cloister or heathen and more natural temple, is wonderful. The stone is so exceedingly hard, that all my strength with a hammer could not break a fragment; which hardness I impute to their so long exposure. To number them exactly is very difficult, they lie in such variety of postures and confusion, though they seemed not to exceed 100; we counted only 95. As to their being brought thither, there being no navigable river near, is by some admired; but for the stone, there seems to be the same kind about 20 miles distant, some of which appear above ground. About the same hills, are divers mounts raised, conceived to be ancient intrenchments, or places of burial, after bloody fights. We now went by Devizes , a reasonable large town, and came late to Cadenham .

Boyton, Wiltshire

Around 1246 Hugh Giffard -1246 died at Boyton, Wiltshire

Before 20 May 1282 John Neville 1240-1282 (42) died at Boyton, Wiltshire .

Hugh Giffard -1246 was born to William Giffard 1192-1228 at Boyton, Wiltshire

See St Mary's Church, Boyton, Wiltshire

Britford, Wiltshire

On 16 Nov 1739 Mary Clarke -1739 died . He was buried at Britford, Wiltshire .

St Peter's Church, Britford, Wiltshire

Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

On 17 May 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (43) was executed at Tower Hill for no specific reason other than his having a significant amount of Plantagenet blood and was, therefore, considered a threat by Henry VIII (29) . He was posthumously attainted by Act of Parliament on 31 July 1523, disinheriting his children.
He was buried at St Peter's Church, Britford, Wiltshire .

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Bronham, Wiltshire

Around 1492 Edward Baynton 1492-1544 was born at Bronham, Wiltshire .

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Around 1054 Reginald Dunstanville 1054-1129 was born at Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Around 1080 Alan Dunstanville 1080-1130 was born to Reginald Dunstanville 1054-1129 (26) at Castle Combe, Wiltshire

In 1130 Adeliza Dunstanville 1130-1186 was born to Alan Dunstanville 1080-1130 (50) at Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Before 1488 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 was born to John Writhe Garter King of Arms -1504 in Colatford, Wiltshire .The location of Colatford is unclear; either near Castle Combe, Wiltshire or Cricklade, Wiltshire .

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Charlton, Wiltshire

Around 1558 Thomas Knyvet 1558-1594 was born to Henry Knyvet 1540-1598 (18) and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton, Wiltshire .

Around 1560 Wroughton Knyvet 1560-1574 was born to Henry Knyvet 1540-1598 (20) and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton, Wiltshire

In 1564 Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk 1564-1638 was born to Henry Knyvet 1540-1598 (24) and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton, Wiltshire

Around 1566 Frances Knyvet 1566-1605 was born to Henry Knyvet 1540-1598 (26) and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton, Wiltshire

Around 1578 Elizabeth Knyvet Countess Lincoln 1578-1638 was born to Henry Knyvet 1540-1598 (38) and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton, Wiltshire

On 26 Sep 1594 Thomas Knyvet 1558-1594 (36) died at Charlton, Wiltshire .

On 11 May 1638 Elizabeth Knyvet Countess Lincoln 1578-1638 (60) died at Charlton, Wiltshire

Charlton Park, Charlton, Wiltshire

In 1574 Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk 1564-1638 (10) inherited Charlton Park, Charlton, Wiltshire from her father which thereafter became the seat of the Earls of Suffolk.

Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Around May 853 Burgred King Mercia and Aethelswith Wessex Queen Consort Mercia 838-888 (15) were married at Chippenham, Wiltshire .

On 15 Jan 1919 Henry Arthur Mornington Wellesley 3rd Earl Cowley 1866-1919 (53) died at Chippenham, Wiltshire . His son Christian Arthur Wellesley 4th Earl Cowley 1890-1962 (28) succeeded as 4th Earl Cowley (1C 1857) , 4th Viscount Dangan of Meath (1C 1857) , 5th Baron Cowley (1C 1828) .

On 18 Jan 1919 Henry Arthur Mornington Wellesley 3rd Earl Cowley 1866-1919 was buried at Chippenham, Wiltshire .

Life of Alfred by Asser Part 1 849-887 Page 1 .



9. Eodem quoque anno Ealhere comes, cum Cantuariis, et Huda, cum Suthriis, contra paganorum exercitum in insula, quae dicitur in Saxonica lingua Tenet, Britannico autem sermone Ruim, animose et acriter belligeraverunt, et primitus Christiani victoriam habuerunt, prolongatoque diu proelio ibidem ex utraque parte plurimi ceciderunt et in aqua mersi suffocati sunt, et comites illi ambo ibidem occubuerunt. Necnon et eodem anno Aethelwulfus, Occidentalium Saxonum rex, post Pascha filiam suam Burgredo Merciorum regi in villa regia, quae dicitur Cippanhamme , nuptiis regaliter factis, ad reginam dedit.


9 The same year also, earl Ealhere , with the men of Kent, and Iluda with the men of Surrey, fought bravely and resolutely against an army of the pagans, in the island, which is called in the Saxon tongue, Tenet , but Ruim in the British language. The battle lasted a long time, and many fell on both sides, and also were drowned in the water; and both the earls were there slain. In the same year also, after Easter, Ethelwulf , king of the West-Saxons, gave His daughter to Burhred, king of the Mercians, and the marriage was celebrated royally at the royal villa of Chippenham, Wiltshire .

Draycott Cerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire

On 25 Jul 1863 William Richard Arthur Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 5th Earl Mornington 1813-1863 (49) died in Paris . He was buried at Draycott Cerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire . His first-cousin once-removed Arthur Wellesley 2nd Duke Wellington 1807-1884 (56) succeeded as 6th Earl Mornington (1C 1760) , 6th Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle . Elizabeth Hay Duchess Wellington 1820-1904 (42) by marriage Countess Mornington (1C 1760) .

Clarendon Palace, Wiltshire

Colatford, Wiltshire

Before 1488 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 was born to John Writhe Garter King of Arms -1504 in Colatford, Wiltshire .The location of Colatford is unclear; either near Castle Combe, Wiltshire or Cricklade, Wiltshire .

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire

Corsham, Wiltshire

Cricklade, Wiltshire

Before 1488 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 was born to John Writhe Garter King of Arms -1504 in Colatford, Wiltshire .The location of Colatford is unclear; either near Castle Combe, Wiltshire or Cricklade, Wiltshire .

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Devizes, Wiltshire

Around May 1144 Roger Fitzmiles 2nd Earl Hereford 1124-1155 (19) and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy 1102-1167 (42) were in Devizes, Wiltshire .

22 Jul 1654 . John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Jul . We departed and dined at a farm of my Uncle Hungerford's, called Darnford Magna, situated in a valley under the plain, most sweetly watered, abounding in trouts caught by spear in the night, when they come attracted by a light set in the stern of a boat.
After dinner, continuing our return, we passed over the goodly plain, or rather sea of carpet, which I think for evenness, extent, verdure, and innumerable flocks, to be one of the most delightful prospects in nature, and reminded me of the pleasant lives of shepherds we read of in romances.
Now we arrived at Stonehenge , indeed a stupendous monument, appearing at a distance like a castle; how so many and huge pillars of stone should have been brought together, some erect, others transverse on the tops of them, in a circular area as rudely representing a cloister or heathen and more natural temple, is wonderful. The stone is so exceedingly hard, that all my strength with a hammer could not break a fragment; which hardness I impute to their so long exposure. To number them exactly is very difficult, they lie in such variety of postures and confusion, though they seemed not to exceed 100; we counted only 95. As to their being brought thither, there being no navigable river near, is by some admired; but for the stone, there seems to be the same kind about 20 miles distant, some of which appear above ground. About the same hills, are divers mounts raised, conceived to be ancient intrenchments, or places of burial, after bloody fights. We now went by Devizes , a reasonable large town, and came late to Cadenham .

Roundway Down, Devizes, Wiltshire

Battle of Roundway Down

On 13 Jul 1643 Maurice Palatinate-Simmern 1621-1652 (22) fought at Roundway Down, Devizes, Wiltshire .

Downton, Wiltshire

Easton Royal, Wiltshire

On 17 Jan 1695 Edward Seymour 8th Duke Somerset 1695-1757 was born to Edward Seymour 5th Baronet Seymour 1661-1740 (34) and Laetitia Popham Baronetess Seymour -1738 . He was christened the same day at Easton Royal, Wiltshire

Edington, Wiltshire

Battle of Edington

Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (29) defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Viking -890 at the Battle of Edington at Edington, Wiltshire (the location is subject to dispute).

Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

On 29 Oct 1567 Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton 1567-1627 was born to Anthony Hungerford 1540-1594 (27) at Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire .

Around 25 Sep 1614 Giles Hungerford 1614-1685 was born to Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton 1567-1627 (46) and Sarah Crouch 1574-1627 (40) at Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

On 20 Jan 1836 Henrietta Louisa Elizabeth Danneskiold-Samsøe Countess Strafford 1836-1880 was born to Christian Danneskiold-Samsøe and Elizabeth Brudenell 1807-1847 (29) in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Bedwyn Magna, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

On 30 Mar 1654 Henry Seymour 1626-1654 (28) died . He was buried at Bedwyn Magna, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Great Bedwyn Church, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1400 John Seymour 1400-1464 was born to Roger Seymour 1370-1420 (30) and Maud Esturney at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1425 John Seymour 1425-1463 was born to John Seymour 1400-1464 (25) and Isabel Williams at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

In 1439 Margaret Seymour 1439- was born to John Seymour 1400-1464 (39) and Isabel Williams at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1450 John Seymour 1450-1491 was born to John Seymour 1425-1463 (25) and Elizabeth Coker at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1468 Margaret Seymour 1468- was born to John Seymour 1450-1491 (18) and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1469 Jane Seymour 1469- was born to John Seymour 1450-1491 (19) and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1471 Elizabeth Seymour 1471- was born to John Seymour 1450-1491 (21) and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1474 John Seymour 1474-1536 was born to John Seymour 1450-1491 (24) and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1508 Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 was born to John Seymour 1474-1536 (34) and Margery Wentworth at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1509 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537 was born to John Seymour 1474-1536 (35) and Margery Wentworth at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1518 Elizabeth Seymour Baroness Cromwell Oakham 1518-1556 was born to John Seymour 1474-1536 (44) and Margery Wentworth at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

In 1527 John Seymour 1527-1552 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (27) and Catherine Filliol 1507-1535 (20) at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire .Paternity was questioned by Edward after it was alleged that Catherine had had an affairwith her father-in-law John Seymour 1474-1536. He and his brother were excluded in 1540 from their paternal and maternal inheritances and all their claims to their father's dignities being postponed to his children by his second wife.

In 1529 Edward Seymour 1529-1593 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (29) and Catherine Filliol 1507-1535 (22) at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire .Paternity was questioned by Edward after it was alleged that Catherine had had an affairwith her father-in-law John Seymour 1474-1536. He and his brother were excluded in 1540 from their paternal and maternal inheritances and all their claims to their father's dignities being postponed to his children by his second wife.

On 22 May 1539 Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford 1539-1621 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (39) and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587 (42) at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Around 1540 Henry Seymour 1540-1588 was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (40) and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587 (43) at Wulf Hall, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Great Chalfield, Wiltshire

On 24 Aug 1629 John Eyre 1580-1639 (49) inherited Great Chalfield, Wiltshire from his father but sold it two years later to Richard Gurney 1st Baronet 1578-1647 (51)

Grinstead, Wiltshire

Heytesbury, Wiltshire

In 1503 Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford Heytesbury 1503-1540 was born to Edward Hungerford -1522 and Jane Zouche 1480-1521 (23) at Heytesbury, Wiltshire .

On 26 Jul 1518 Edward Hungerford -1522 was strangled by his wife Agnes Cotell 1485-1523 (33) at Farleigh Hungreford Castle with the aid of William Mathewe and William Inges, yeomen of Heytesbury, Wiltshire .

In Jun 1541 William Sharington 1495-1553 (46) leased the manor of Heytesbury, Wiltshire .

Around 1542 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (45) .Drawing of William Sharington 1495-1553 (47) .

On 13 Feb 1809 William Eliot 2nd Earl St Germans 1767-1845 (41) and Letitia Acourt were married at Heytesbury, Wiltshire

Kingston, Wiltshire

Around 1500 John St Lo 1500-1559 was born to Nicholas St Lo 1480-1508 (20) and Eleanor Arundell 1472-1516 (28) at Kingston, Wiltshire

On 01 Sep 1508 Nicholas St Lo 1480-1508 (28) died at Kingston, Wiltshire

Around 1519 Edward St Lo 1519-1578 was born to John St Lo 1500-1559 (19) and Margaret Kingston at Kingston, Wiltshire

Lacock, Wiltshire

Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire

In 1229 Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock 1187-1261 (42) founded Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire as a nunnery of the Augustinian order.

On 24 Aug 1261 Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock 1187-1261 (74) died . She was buried in Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire . Her inscription reads ... Below lie buried the bones of the venerable Ela, who gave this sacred house as a home for the nuns. She also had lived here as holy abbess and Countess of Salisbury, full of good works.

In 1540 William Sharington 1495-1553 (45) paid £783 for Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire which had been dissolved.

Around 1542 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (45) .Drawing of William Sharington 1495-1553 (47) .

Littlecote, Wiltshire

Littlecote House, Littlecote, Wiltshire

In 1429 Richard Darell 1429-1489 was born at Littlecote House, Littlecote, Wiltshire .

In 1605 Alexander Popham 1605-1669 was born to Francis Popham 1573-1644 at Littlecote House, Littlecote, Wiltshire .

Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire

In 1352 Beatrice Brewes Baroness Say 1352-1383 was born to Thomas Brewes 1301-1361 (50) at Manningford Bruce, Wiltshire

Marden, Wiltshire

Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) at the Battle of Marton .The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden, Wiltshire in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin, Dorset in Dorset.Heahmund Wessex Bishop Sherborne -871 was killed .

Marlborough, Wiltshire

In Dec 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (31) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks Queen Consort England 1122-1204 (42) held Christmas Court at Marlborough, Wiltshire .

On 24 May 1612 Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612 (48) died at Marlborough, Wiltshire . His son William Cecil 2nd Earl Salisbury 1591-1668 (21) succeeded as 2nd Earl Salisbury (5C 1605) . Catherine Howard Countess Salisbury by marriage Countess Salisbury (5C 1605) .

09 Jun 1654 . John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Jun . Dined at Marlborough , which having been lately fired, was now new built. At one end of this town, we saw my Lord Seymour's (64) house, but nothing observable save the Mount, to which we ascended by windings for near half a mile. It seems to have been cast up by hand. We passed by Colonel Popham's (49) , a noble seat, park, and river. Thence, to Newbury , a considerable town, and Donnington , famous for its battle, siege, and castle, this last had been in the possession of old Geoffrey Chaucer . Then to Aldermaston, a house of Sir Humphrey Forster's, built à la moderne. Also, that exceedingly beautiful seat of my Lord Pembroke (33) , on the ascent of hill, flanked with wood, and regarding the river, and so, at night, to Cadenham, the mansion of Edward Hungerford (-7) , Esq., uncle to my wife, where we made some stay. The rest of the week we did nothing but feast and make good cheer, to welcome my wife.

Melksham, Wiltshire

Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire

Around 1697 Mary Webb Duchess Somerset 1697-1768 was born to Daniel Webb of Monkton Farleigh 1661-1716 (35) in Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire .

Newton Toney, Wiltshire

Wilbury House, Newton Toney, Wiltshire

Odstock, Wiltshire

Salisbury, Wiltshire

In Aug 1155 Roger Fitzmiles 2nd Earl Hereford 1124-1155 (30) and Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (22) were in Salisbury, Wiltshire .

Around 1207 Ida Longespée 1207-1269 was born to William "Longsword" Longespee 3rd Earl Salisbury 1176-1226 (31) and Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock 1187-1261 (20) at Salisbury, Wiltshire .

27 May 1208 . Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1 . Letter VII. Eleanor Plantagenet 1184-1241 (24) to her subjects in Brittany.
Eleanora, duchess of Bretagne and countess of Richmond, to her dear and faithful lords the bishops of Nantes, Vannes, and Cornwall, and to Eudo de Poule, and Geoffry Espine, and Oliver de Rugy, and Pagan de Mal-Estrail, and all other her barons and faithful subjects of Bretagne, greeting.
We give you manifold thanks concerning the things of which you have informed us, and earnestly entreat you that you, the above-named, come to England to my lord and uncle the king of England (41) ; and know you, certainly, that your advent will, God willing, tend to your and our great honour and convenience, and, by God's grace, to our liberation.
We have spoken with our said uncle (41) about affording you a safe-conduct, and he is glad of your coming, and sends you his letters patent of safe-conduct; and you may all come safely by means of those letters — or as many of you as can, if all cannot come.
Witness myself, at Sarum , the 27th day of May.

Around 1216 Stephen Longespée 1216-1260 was born to William "Longsword" Longespee 3rd Earl Salisbury 1176-1226 (40) and Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock 1187-1261 (29) at Salisbury, Wiltshire .

Around 1222 Ida II Longespée 1222-1262 was born to William "Longsword" Longespee 3rd Earl Salisbury 1176-1226 (46) and Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock 1187-1261 (35) at Salisbury, Wiltshire .

Around 1223 Emmeline Riddlesford 1223-1276 was born to Walter Riddlesford 1204-1244 (19) in Salisbury, Wiltshire

After 11 May 1262 Ida II Longespée 1222-1262 (40) died at Salisbury, Wiltshire .

In 1293 Otho Grandison 1293-1359 was born to William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison 1262-1335 (31) and Sibylla Tregoz Baroness Grandison at Salisbury, Wiltshire

On 24 Feb 1297 John Moels 1st Baron Moels 1269-1310 (28) summoned to attend the King at Salisbury, Wiltshire .

Around 1350 Simon Montagu 1350- was born to John Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, 3rd Baron Monthermer 1330-1390 (20) and Margaret Monthermer Baroness Montagu, 3rd Baroness Monthermer -1395 at Salisbury, Wiltshire .

Around 1362 John St John 1362-1424 was born to John St John -1393 at Salisbury, Wiltshire

In 1387 Walter Devereux 1387-1459 was born to Walter Devereux 1361-1402 (26) and Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 (15) at Salisbury, Wiltshire .

Around 1389 Richard Devereux 1389- was born to Walter Devereux 1361-1402 (28) and Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 (17) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

Around 1391 Stephen Devereux 1391- was born to Walter Devereux 1361-1402 (30) and Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 (19) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

Around 1393 Roger Devereux 1393- was born to Walter Devereux 1361-1402 (32) and Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 (21) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

Around 1395 Margaret Devereux 1395- was born to Walter Devereux 1361-1402 (34) and Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 (23) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

Around 1395 Joan Devereux 1395- was born to Walter Devereux 1361-1402 (34) and Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 (23) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

Around 1399 Thomas Devereux 1399- was born to Walter Devereux 1361-1402 (38) and Agnes Crophull 1371-1436 (27) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

On 14 Jan 1415 Elizabeth Mohun Countess Salisbury 1374-1415 (41) died in Salisbury, Wiltshire .

On 09 Aug 1449 Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford 1378-1449 (71) died at Salisbury, Wiltshire . He was buried at Hungerford Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire . His son Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford 1400-1459 (49) succeeded as 2nd Baron Hungerford . Margaret Botreaux Baroness Hungerford by marriage Baroness Hungerford .

In 1466 Anne Neville 1466-1486 was born to John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 (35) and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe 1441-1476 (25) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 . It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) . William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17) .
Physician holding urine bottle

Around 1466 Mary Hungerford Baroness Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford 1466-1553 was born to Thomas Hungerford -1469 and Anne Percy 1444-1522 (22) at Salisbury, Wiltshire

20 Jul 1654 . John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Jul . We proceeded to Salisbury ; the cathedral I take to be the most complete piece of Gothic work in Europe, taken in all its uniformity. The pillars, reputed to be cast, are of stone manifestly cut out of the quarry; most observable are those in the chapter house. There are some remarkable monuments, particularly the ancient Bishops, founders of the Church, Knights Templars, the Marquis of Hertford's, the cloisters of the palace and garden, and the great mural dial.
In the afternoon we went to Wilton, a fine house of the Earl of Pembroke, in which the most observable are the dining room in the modern-built part toward the garden, richly gilded and painted with story, by De Crete; also some other apartments, as that of hunting landscapes, by Pierce; some magnificent chimney-pieces, after the best French manner; a pair of artificial winding stairs of stone, and divers rare pictures. The garden, heretofore esteemed the noblest in England, is a large handsome plain, with a grotto and waterworks, which might be made much more pleasant, were the river that passes through cleansed and raised; for all is effected by a mere force. It has a flower garden, not inelegant. But, after all, that which renders the seat delightful is, its being so near the downs and noble plains about the country contiguous to it. The stables are well ordered and yield a graceful front, by reason of the walks of lime trees, with the court and fountain of the stables adorned with the Cæsars' heads.
We returned this evening by the plain, and fourteen-mile race, where out of my lord's hare warren we were entertained with a long course of a hare for near two miles in sight. Near this, is a pergola, or stand, built to view the sports; and so we came to Salisbury, and saw the most considerable parts of the city. The market place, with most of the streets, are watered by a quick current and pure stream running through the middle of them, but are negligently kept, when with a small charge they might be purged and rendered infinitely agreeable, and this made one of the sweetest towns, but now the common buildings are despicable, and the streets dirty.

Great Plague of London

On Jul 1665 Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (35) travelled to Salisbury, Wiltshire during the Great Plague of London .

On 07 Mar 1685 Giles Hungerford 1614-1685 (70) died at Coulston, Wiltshire . He was buried in Salisbury, Wiltshire

On 21 Apr 1746 James Harris 1st Earl Malmesbury 1746-1820 was born at Salisbury, Wiltshire

See Salisbury Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire

See Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Marketplace, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Execution of Warwick's Supporters

On 17 Jan 1469 Warwick's supporters were executed in Salisbury Marketplace in the presence of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (26) :
Thomas Hungerford -1469 was beheaded . His daughter Mary Hungerford 4th Baroness Hungerford 1468-1533 (1) succeeded as 4th Baron Hungerford .
Henry Courtenay -1469 was beheaded .

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) with Henry Tudor (26) . Richard Haute -1487 took part.He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30) was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (29) was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion. His son Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (5) succeeded as 8th Earl Stafford (1C 1351) , 9th Baron Stafford (1C 1299) .
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) was executed at Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon .
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde 1304-1363 escaped to Henry VII in Brittany . Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 took part.!The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (33) and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke 1452-1502 (31) .
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne 1440-1483 (43) was beheaded at Tower Hill .
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement.Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) as follows:
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond (40) :
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) . Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge, St John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire .Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (40) . Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window.She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets . On 29 Mar 2019 , St John's College, Cambridge , which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

Savernake, Wiltshire

Stoke, Wiltshire

Ham, Stoke, Wiltshire

On 04 Oct 1301 Thomas Monthermer 2nd Baron Monthermer 1301-1340 was born to Ralph Monthermer 1st Baron Monthermer 1270-1325 (31) and Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1272-1307 (29) at Ham, Stoke, Wiltshire .

Stourton, Wiltshire

Swindon, Wiltshire

Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire

Battle of Ellendun

On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia -852 defeated Ecgberht, King of Wessex, at the Battle of Ellendun replacing Mercian with Wessex dominance over the Saxon Heptarchy.Sir Frank Stenton described it as 'one of the most decisive battles of English history'.The location of the battle is not known although a number of locations have been suggested: Wroughton, Wiltshire , Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire and Wilton, Wiltshire .

Lydiard House, Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Trowbridge Grammar School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Around 1602 Edward Rodney 1590-1657 (11) educated at Trowbridge Grammar School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Wardour, Wiltshire

Warminster, Wiltshire

Around 1195 Hugh Giffard 1195-1246 was born to Walter Giffard 1133-1226 (62) at Warminster, Wiltshire

Around 1246 Hugh Giffard 1195-1246 (51) died at Warminster, Wiltshire

Longbridge Deverill, Warminster, Wiltshire

Whaddon, Wiltshire

On 15 Nov 1672 Walter Long 1st Baronet Long 1603-1672 (69) died at Whaddon, Wiltshire . His son Walter Long 2nd Baronet Long 1627-1710 (45) succeeded as 2nd Baronet Long of Whaddon in Wiltshire .

Wilton, Wiltshire

Battle of Ellendun

On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia -852 defeated Ecgberht, King of Wessex, at the Battle of Ellendun replacing Mercian with Wessex dominance over the Saxon Heptarchy.Sir Frank Stenton described it as 'one of the most decisive battles of English history'.The location of the battle is not known although a number of locations have been suggested: Wroughton, Wiltshire , Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire and Wilton, Wiltshire .

In 1514 Anne Grey Baroness Grey Wilton 1450-1514 in Wilton, Wiltshire

Wilton Abbey, Wilton, Wiltshire

Around 963 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (20) abducted Wulfthryth of Wilton 937-1000 (26) from the nunnery at Wilton Abbey, Wilton, Wiltshire

On 16 Sep 984 (or possibly, 985, 986 or 987) Edith of Wilton 963-987 (21) died at Wilton Abbey, Wilton, Wiltshire .

Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire

In 1583 Anne Herbert 1583-1640 was born to Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (44) and Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke 1561-1621 (21) at Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire .

On 10 Oct 1584 Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 was born to Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (46) and Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke 1561-1621 (22) at Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire .

In 1640 Anne Herbert 1583-1640 (57) died at Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire .

20 Jul 1654 . John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Jul . We proceeded to Salisbury ; the cathedral I take to be the most complete piece of Gothic work in Europe, taken in all its uniformity. The pillars, reputed to be cast, are of stone manifestly cut out of the quarry; most observable are those in the chapter house. There are some remarkable monuments, particularly the ancient Bishops, founders of the Church, Knights Templars, the Marquis of Hertford's, the cloisters of the palace and garden, and the great mural dial.
In the afternoon we went to Wilton, a fine house of the Earl of Pembroke, in which the most observable are the dining room in the modern-built part toward the garden, richly gilded and painted with story, by De Crete; also some other apartments, as that of hunting landscapes, by Pierce; some magnificent chimney-pieces, after the best French manner; a pair of artificial winding stairs of stone, and divers rare pictures. The garden, heretofore esteemed the noblest in England, is a large handsome plain, with a grotto and waterworks, which might be made much more pleasant, were the river that passes through cleansed and raised; for all is effected by a mere force. It has a flower garden, not inelegant. But, after all, that which renders the seat delightful is, its being so near the downs and noble plains about the country contiguous to it. The stables are well ordered and yield a graceful front, by reason of the walks of lime trees, with the court and fountain of the stables adorned with the Cæsars' heads.
We returned this evening by the plain, and fourteen-mile race, where out of my lord's hare warren we were entertained with a long course of a hare for near two miles in sight. Near this, is a pergola, or stand, built to view the sports; and so we came to Salisbury, and saw the most considerable parts of the city. The market place, with most of the streets, are watered by a quick current and pure stream running through the middle of them, but are negligently kept, when with a small charge they might be purged and rendered infinitely agreeable, and this made one of the sweetest towns, but now the common buildings are despicable, and the streets dirty.

On 10 Sep 1759 George Augustus Herbert 11th Earl Pembroke, 8th Earl Montgomery 1759-1827 was born to Henry Herbert 10th Earl Pembroke, 7th Earl Montgomery 1734-1794 (25) and Elizabeth Spencer Countess Pembroke, Countess Montgomery 1737-1831 (22) at Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire .

Wroughton, Wiltshire

Battle of Ellendun

On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia -852 defeated Ecgberht, King of Wessex, at the Battle of Ellendun replacing Mercian with Wessex dominance over the Saxon Heptarchy.Sir Frank Stenton described it as 'one of the most decisive battles of English history'.The location of the battle is not known although a number of locations have been suggested: Wroughton, Wiltshire , Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire and Wilton, Wiltshire .

Barbury Castle, Wroughton, Wiltshire

Battle of Beran Burg

In 556 Cynric King Wessex and Ceawlin King Wessex -592 defeated the Britons at Barbury Castle, Wroughton, Wiltshire during the Battle of Beran Burg . Barbury Castle, Wroughton, Wiltshire possibly of strategic importance since it is located on the Ridgeway with extensive views over the Thames valley.