Wiltshire

Amesbury

In 1187 Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock was born to William Salisbury 2nd Earl Salisbury and Eleanor Vitre Countess Salisbury at Amesbury.

On 24 Jun 1291 Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England died at Amesbury.

On 21 Mar 1316 Isabel Verdun Baroness Ferrers Groby was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun and Elizabeth Clare Lady Verdun at Amesbury.

Blackland

On 16 May 1675 Thomas Hungerford died at Blackland.

Boyton

Around 1246 Hugh Giffard died at Boyton.

Hugh Giffard was born to William Giffard at Boyton.

St Mary's Church

Battle of Mansoura

After 1262. St Mary's Church. Monument to Alexander Giffard. Believed to represent Alexander Giffard; possibly his father Hugh Giffard. Early Medieval effigy. Alexander fought on the seventh crusade and may possibly have died at the Battle of Mansoura in 1250. The effigy notable for the Otter at his feet, biting his sword, and for the arms on the shield being those of Giffard: Gules background, Argent differenced with a label five points across the chief indicating the son, possibly grandson, of the current owner of the arms.

Bremhill

On 03 May 1602 Thomas Hungerford was born to John Hungerford at Bremhill.

On 31 Mar 1636 John Hungerford died at Bremhill.

On 31 Mar 1636 John Hungerford died at Bremhill.

In 1637 George Hungerford was born to Edward Hungerford at Bremhill.

On May 1712 George Hungerford died at Bremhill.

Britford

After 16 Nov 1739 Mary Clarke was buried at Britford.

St Peter's Church

After 17 May 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was buried at St Peter's Church.

Bronham

Around 1492 Edward Baynton was born at Bronham.

Castle Combe

Around 1054 Reginald Dunstanville was born at Castle Combe.

Around 1080 Alan Dunstanville was born to Reginald Dunstanville at Castle Combe.

In 1130 Adeliza Dunstanville was born to Alan Dunstanville at Castle Combe.

Charlton

Around 1558 Thomas Knyvet was born to Henry Knyvet and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton.

Around 1560 Wroughton Knyvet was born to Henry Knyvet and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton.

In 1564 Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk was born to Henry Knyvet and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton.

Around 1566 Frances Knyvet was born to Henry Knyvet and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton.

Around 1578 Elizabeth Knyvet Countess Lincoln was born to Henry Knyvet and Elizabeth Stumpe at Charlton.

On 26 Sep 1594 Thomas Knyvet died at Charlton.

On 11 May 1638 Elizabeth Knyvet Countess Lincoln died at Charlton.

All Saints Church

After 21 May 1757 Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire, 11th Earl Suffolk was buried at All Saints Church.

After 07 Mar 1779 Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk, 5th Earl Berkshire was buried at All Saints Church.

Charlton Park

In 1574 Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk inherited Charlton Park from her father which thereafter became the seat of the Earls of Suffolk.

Chilton Foliat

Chippenham

On 15 Jan 1919 Henry Arthur Mornington Wellesley 3rd Earl Cowley died at Chippenham.

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

Draycott Cerne

After 25 Jul 1863 William Richard Arthur Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 5th Earl Mornington was buried at Draycott Cerne.

Clarendon Palace

Compton Chamberlayne

Corsham

Coulston

On 07 Mar 1685 Giles Hungerford died at Coulston.

Dauntsey

Around 1488 Thomas Danvers was born to John Danvers at Dauntsey.

On 09 Oct 1532 Thomas Danvers died at Dauntsey.

On 28 Jun 1573 Henry Danvers 1st Earl Danby was born to John Danvers and Elizabeth Neville at Dauntsey.

St James' the Great Church

After 20 Jan 1644 Henry Danvers 1st Earl Danby was reburied at St James' the Great Church.

Devizes

Around May 1144 Roger Fitzmiles 2nd Earl Hereford and Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy were in Devizes.

Devizes Castle

After 28 Sep 1106 Robert Curthose Normandy III Duke Normandy was imprisoned at Devizes Castle.

In 1232 Hubert Burgh Count Mortain, 1st Earl Kent was imprisoned at Devizes Castle.

Roundway Down

Battle of Roundway Down

On 13 Jul 1643 Maurice Palatinate-Simmern fought at Roundway Down. .

Downton

Draycott

After 15 Jul 1884 Henry Richard Charles Wellesley 1st Earl Cowley was buried at Draycott.

Draycott House

On 28 Feb 1895 William Henry Wellesley 2nd Earl Cowley died at Draycott House.

Easton Royal

On 17 Jan 1695 Edward Seymour 8th Duke Somerset was christened at Easton Royal.

Edington

Battle of Edington

Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Unknown at the Battle of Edington at Edington (the location is subject to dispute).

Elecumbe

Around 1222 John Lovell was born to John Lovell and Catherine Basset at Elecumbe.

Everley

In 1371 Thomas Astley was born to Thomas Astley in Everley.

In 1501 Thomas Astley was born to Richard Astley in Everley.

Garesden

In 1578 Lawrence Washington was born to Lawrence Washington at Garesden.

Great Bedwyn

On 29 Oct 1567 Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton was born to Anthony Hungerford at Great Bedwyn.

Around 25 Sep 1614 Giles Hungerford was born to Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton and Sarah Crouch at Great Bedwyn.

Bedwyn Magna

After 30 Mar 1654 Henry Seymour was buried at Bedwyn Magna.

Great Bedwyn Church

Chancel

After 12 Jul 1664 Francis Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Trowbridge was buried at Chancel.

Wulf Hall

Around 1400 John Seymour was born to Roger Seymour and Maud Esturney at Wulf Hall.

Around 1425 John Seymour was born to John Seymour and Isabel Williams at Wulf Hall.

In 1439 Margaret Seymour was born to John Seymour and Isabel Williams at Wulf Hall.

Around 1450 John Seymour was born to John Seymour and Elizabeth Coker at Wulf Hall.

Around 1468 Margaret Seymour was born to John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall.

Around 1469 Jane Seymour was born to John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall.

Around 1471 Elizabeth Seymour was born to John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall.

Around 1474 John Seymour was born to John Seymour and Elizabeth Darell at Wulf Hall.

Around 1508 Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley was born to John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulf Hall.

Around 1509 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England was born to John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulf Hall.

Around 1518 Elizabeth Seymour Baroness Cromwell Oakham was born to John Seymour and Margery Wentworth at Wulf Hall.

In 1527 John Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Catherine Filliol at Wulf Hall.

In 1529 Edward Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Catherine Filliol at Wulf Hall.

On 22 May 1539 Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset at Wulf Hall.

Around 1540 Henry Seymour was born to Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset and Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset at Wulf Hall.

Grinstead

Heytesbury

In 1503 Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford was born to Edward Hungerford and Jane Zouche at Heytesbury.

In Jun 1541 William Sharington leased the manor of Heytesbury.

On 13 Feb 1809 William Eliot 2nd Earl St Germans and Letitia Acourt were married at Heytesbury.

Hill Deverell

Around 1505 George Ludlow was born in Hill Deverell.

On 25 May 1580 George Ludlow died in Hill Deverell.

Hindon

Around 1677 Henrietta Hyde Countess Dalkeith was born to Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl Rochester and Henrietta Boyle Countess Rochester at Hindon.

Kingston

Around 1500 John St Lo was born to Nicholas St Lo and Eleanor Arundell at Kingston.

On 01 Sep 1508 Nicholas St Lo died at Kingston.

Around 1515 Edward St Lo was born to John St Lo and Margaret Kingston at Kingston.

Lacock

Lacock Abbey

In 1540 William Sharington paid £783 for Lacock Abbey which had been dissolved.

Littlecote

Littlecote House

In 1429 Richard Darell was born at Littlecote House.

In 1605 Alexander Popham was born at Littlecote House.

Longleat

Longleat House

On 17 Oct 1710 John Carteret 2nd Earl Granville and Frances Worsley Countess Granville were married at Longleat House. Frances Worsley Countess Granville by marriage Earl Granville (1C 1715).

Ludgershall

On 29 Sep 1593 Jane Spencer died at Ludgershall.

Lydiard Tregoze

Around 1428 Oliver St John was born to Oliver St John and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset at Lydiard Tregoze.

Around 1473 John St John was born to Oliver St John and Elizabeth Scrope at Lydiard Tregoze.

Around 1505 John St John was born to John St John and Joan Iwardby at Lydiard Tregoze.

On 05 Apr 1576 John St John died at Lydiard Tregoze.

On 08 Nov 1589 Nicholas St John died at Lydiard Tregoze.

In 1593 Lucy St John was born to John St John and Lucy Hungerford at Lydiard Tregoze.

Maiden Bradley

Around Dec 1757 Edward Seymour 8th Duke Somerset was buried at Maiden Bradley. Monument to Edward Seymour 8th Duke Somerset, Edward Seymour 9th Duke Somerset, Webb Seymour 10th Duke Somerset, Edward Seymour 4th Baronet Seymour, Edward Seymour 5th Baronet Seymour and Laetitia Popham Baronetess Seymour.

On 22 Oct 1923 Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset died at Maiden Bradley.

All Saints Church

After 1536. All Saints Church. Monument to John Seymour.

After 1708. All Saints Church. Monument to Edward Seymour 4th Baronet Seymour. Sculpted by John Michael Rysbrack ; white marble reclining figure in front of tablet with pediment with cherubs, scrolled pediment with arms over.

After 1741. All Saints Church. Monument to William Berkeley 4th Baron Berkeley.

After 1865. All Saints Church. Monument to Edward Percy Seymour and Edward Adolphus Ferdinand Seymour.

After 1936. All Saints Church. Monument to Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset and Susan Margaret Richards Mackinnon Duchess Somerset.

Bradley House

Brimble Hill Clump

After 22 Oct 1923 Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset was buried at Brimble Hill Clump.

Manningford Bruce

In 1352 Beatrice Brewes Baroness Say was born to Thomas Brewes at Manningford Bruce.

Marden

Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex and Alfred "The Great" King England at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin in Dorset.

Marlborough

In Dec 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks, Queen Consort England held Christmas Court at Marlborough.

On 24 May 1612 Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury died at Marlborough.

Marlborough Castle

On 29 Aug 1189 John "Lackland" I King England and Isabella Fitzrobert 3rd Countess Gloucester, Countess Essex were married at Marlborough Castle.

Melksham

Seend

Around 1697 Mary Webb Duchess Somerset was born to Daniel Webb of Monkton Farleigh in Seend.

Mere

St Mary's Church

After 05 Mar 1428 John Berkeley was buried at St Mary's Church.

Monkton Farleigh

On 08 Mar 1716 Edward Seymour 8th Duke Somerset and Mary Webb Duchess Somerset were married at Monkton Farleigh.

On 20 May 1771 Edward Seymour was christened at Monkton Farleigh.

On 08 Jun 1772 Webb Seymour was christened at Monkton Farleigh.

Newton Toney

Wilbury House

Odstock

Pewsey

Adam's Grave

Second Battle of Woden's Barrow

In 715 Ceolred King Mercia and Ine King Wessex were defeated by an unknown army during the Second Battle of Woden's Barrow at Adam's Grave.

First Battle of Woden's Barrow

In 584 Ceawlin King Wessex was defeated, probably by the Britons, possibly by Ceol King Wessex at the First Battle of Woden's Barrow which fought at Adam's Grave.

Salisbury

In Aug 1155 Roger Fitzmiles 2nd Earl Hereford and Henry "Curtmantle" II King England were in Salisbury.

Around 1207 Ida Longespée was born to William "Longsword" Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury and Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock at Salisbury.

Around 1216 Stephen Longespée was born to William "Longsword" Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury and Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock at Salisbury.

Around 1222 Ida II Longespée was born to William "Longsword" Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury and Ela Salisbury Abbess Lacock at Salisbury.

After 11 May 1262 Ida II Longespée died at Salisbury.

In 1293 Otho Grandison was born to William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison and Sibylla Tregoz Baroness Grandison at Salisbury.

On 24 Feb 1297 John Moels 1st Baron Moels summoned to attend the King at Salisbury.

Around 1350 Simon Montagu was born to John Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, 3rd Baron Monthermer and Margaret Monthermer Baroness Montagu, 3rd Baroness Monthermer at Salisbury.

Around 1362 John St John was born to John St John at Salisbury.

In 1387 Walter Devereux was born to Walter Devereux and Agnes Crophull at Salisbury.

Around 1389 Richard Devereux was born to Walter Devereux and Agnes Crophull at Salisbury.

Around 1391 Stephen Devereux was born to Walter Devereux and Agnes Crophull at Salisbury.

Around 1393 Roger Devereux was born to Walter Devereux and Agnes Crophull at Salisbury.

Around 1395 Margaret Devereux was born to Walter Devereux and Agnes Crophull at Salisbury.

Around 1395 Joan Devereux was born to Walter Devereux and Agnes Crophull at Salisbury.

Around 1399 Thomas Devereux was born to Walter Devereux and Agnes Crophull at Salisbury.

On 09 Aug 1449 Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford died at Salisbury.

Around 1466 Mary Hungerford Baroness Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford was born to Thomas Hungerford and Anne Percy at Salisbury.

In 1466 Anne Neville was born to John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe at Salisbury.

Great Plague of London

On Jul 1665 Charles II King Scotland, II King England, Scotland and Ireland travelled to at Salisbury during the Great Plague of London.

After 07 Mar 1685 Giles Hungerford was buried at Salisbury.

On 21 Apr 1746 James Harris 1st Earl Malmesbury was born at Salisbury.

Salisbury Castle

On 07 Mar 1226 William "Longsword" Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury poisoned by Hubert Burgh Count Mortain, 1st Earl Kent at Salisbury Castle.

Salisbury Cathedral

After 1226. Monument to William "Longsword" Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury. Salisbury Cathedral.

After 07 Mar 1226 William "Longsword" Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

After 03 May 1407 Richard Mitford Bishop Chichester, Bishop Salisbury was buried in the Salisbury Cathedral.

After 1459. Monument to Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford. Salisbury Cathedral. Fluted Period. Superbly carved. Angels supporting his head. Feet on dog. Hands clasped in prayer. Some damage to the nose otherwise intact.

After 1481. Monument to Richard Beauchamp Bishop Hereford in Salisbury Cathedral.

After 30 May 1499 John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

After 1524. Monument to Edmund Tuchet Bishop Rochester in Salisbury Cathedral. Finely carved. Similar in style to Prince Arthur's Chantry in Worcester Cathdral.

After 23 Aug 1524 Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury was buried in Salisbury Cathedral.

In 1577 Edmund Gheast Bishop Rochester, Salisbury was buried in Salisbury Cathedral.

After 06 Apr 1621 Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

After 25 Sep 1621 Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

After 23 Jan 1650 Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

After 29 Apr 1675 John Seymour 4th Duke Somerset was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

After 28 Aug 1683 Philip "Infamous Earl" Herbert 7th Earl Pembroke, 4th Earl Montgomery was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

Bishop Walter Kerr Hamilton. 1808-1869. Salisbury Cathedral.

Bishop John Wordsworth 1843-1911 in Salisbury Cathedral. Sculpted by George Frampton.

General Interior Photographs. Salisbury Cathedral.

Bishop's Palace

On 02 Aug 1618 William Cavendish 1st Earl Devonshire was created 1st Earl Devonshire at Bishop's Palace. Elizabeth Boughton Countess Devonshire by marriage Earl Devonshire.

On 26 Oct 1718 Joseph Butler Bishop Bristol, Bishop Durham was ordained a deacon by William Talbot Bishop Oxford, Bishop Salisbury, Bishop Durham in the Bishop's Palace.

Hungerford Chapel

After 09 Aug 1449 Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford was buried at Hungerford Chapel.

After 18 May 1464 Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford was buried at Hungerford Chapel.

Around 1459 Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford was buried at Nave.

Marketplace

Execution of Warwick's Supporters

On 17 Jan 1469 Thomas Hungerford and Henry Courtenay were beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace in the presence of Edward IV King England for having supported Warwick The Kingmaker's Rebellion. .

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England with Henry Tudor. Richard Haute took part. He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion.
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger was executed at Exeter Castle.
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde escaped to Henry VII in Brittany. Walter Hungerford, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon took part. !The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke.
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne was beheaded at Tower Hill.
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 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.
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond.
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.

Savernake

Lockeridge House

On 06 Jan 1878 George William Frederick Brudenell 2nd Marquess Ailesbury died at Lockeridge House.

Stoke

Ham

On 04 Oct 1301 Thomas Monthermer 2nd Baron Monthermer was born to Ralph Monthermer 1st Baron Monthermer and Joan of Acre Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford at Ham.

Swindon

Lydiard Park

Battle of Ellendun

On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia 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, Lydiard Park and Wilton.

Lydiard House

Tisbury

On 07 Jun 1590 Lawrence Hyde died at Tisbury.

After 24 Dec 1598 Matthew Arundell was buried at Tisbury.

St John's Church

After 23 Jul 1649 Ann Arundell Baroness Baltimore was buried at St John's Church.

Trowbridge

Trowbridge Grammar School

Around 1602 Edward Rodney educated at Trowbridge Grammar School.

Wardour

Warminster

Around 1195 Hugh Giffard was born to Walter Giffard at Warminster.

Around 1246 Hugh Giffard died at Warminster.

Longbridge Deverill

Saints Peter and Paul

After 21 May 1580 John Thynne was buried at Saints Peter and Paul.

On 03 Jan 1709 Henry Thynne was buried at Saints Peter and Paul.

West Dean

Around 1662 William was born to Robert Pierrepoint and Elizabeth Evelyn at West Dean.

Westbury

Broke

Around 1452 Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke was born to John Willoughby and Anne Cheney at Broke.

In 1491 Edward Willoughby was born to Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Willoughby Broke at Broke.

Whaddon

On 15 Nov 1672 Walter Long 1st Baronet Long died at Whaddon.

Wilton

Battle of Ellendun

On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia 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, Lydiard Park and Wilton.

Wilton House

In 1583 Anne Herbert was born to Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke and Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke at Wilton House.

On 10 Oct 1584 Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke was born to Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke and Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke at Wilton House.

In 1640 Anne Herbert died at Wilton House.

On 10 Sep 1759 George Augustus Herbert 11th Earl Pembroke, 8th Earl Montgomery was born to Henry Herbert 10th Earl Pembroke, 7th Earl Montgomery and Elizabeth Spencer Countess Pembroke, Countess Montgomery at Wilton House.

Wootton Bassett

After 1147 Philip Fitzrobert died at Wootton Bassett.

Wroughton

Battle of Ellendun

On Sep 825 Beornwulf King Mercia 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, Lydiard Park and Wilton.

Barbury Castle

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