1465-1469 Rise of the Woodville Family

Marriage of John Woodville and Catherine Neville

In Jan 1465 John Woodville 1445-1469 and Katherine Neville Duchess Norfolk 1400-1483 (65) were married.Described as a 'Diabolical Marriage' by opponents of the Woodvilles.He being nineteen, she sixty-five.His first husband, her fourth.Regarded as another example of the Woodville family increasing the wealth and power.

Lancastrians Attainders

Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

On 26 May 1465 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (28) was crowned as Queen Consort England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (47) at Westminster Abbey. Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (23) attended. John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499, Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (25) and Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (11) were appointed Knight of the Bath..

George Neville's Enthronement as Archbishop York

On 06 Sep 1465 George Neville Archbishop York 1432-1476 (32) was enthroned as Archbishop York at Cawood Castle, Cawood, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire.. Isabel Neville 1451-1476 (14), Anne Neville Queen Consort England 1456-1485 (9) and Richard III King England 1452-1485 (12) were present.

Harlech Rebels

Tournament Bastard of Burgundy

On 23 May 1467 Antoine "Bastard of Burgundy" 1421-1504 arrived at Greenwich, Kent with a retinue of 400 people to take part in a great Tournament.He was greeted by John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40)

On 29 May 1467 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) and Antoine "Bastard of Burgundy" 1421-1504 met at Chelsea.William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (36), Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex 1404-1483 (62), Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (12), Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (27), James Douglas 9th Earl Douglas, 3rd Earl Avondale 1426-1488 (41) and Thomas Montgomery -1495 accompanied Edward.

On 30 May 1467 George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (17) and John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40) visited Antoine "Bastard of Burgundy" 1421-1504 at his lodgings in Chelsea.

On 05 Jun 1467 the challenger Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 travelled to London and was conveyed to Ely Palace, Camden, City of London by John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40).

On 08 Jun 1467 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) and John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40) went to Whitehall Palace, Westminster to retrieve the Great Seal from George Neville Archbishop York 1432-1476 (34).Considered as a slight against the Neville family to whom Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) was increasingly distant.

On 11 Jun 1467 the fighting on horseback took place witnessed by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25).John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40) was Master of Ceremonies accompanied by John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (42).The day ended with the Bastard's horse having being accidentally fatally injured by Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 saddle.

On 12 Jun 1467 the fighting on foot commenced, with axes.The day ended with no clear winner; honours equal.

On 14 Jun 1467 the Tournament ended with a great banquet attended by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (30) at the Grocer's Hall.John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40) and William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (49) were present.

On 16 Jun 1467 a great banquet was hosted by the King's older sister Anne York Duchess Exeter 1439-1476 (27) and, in the absence of her husband Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter 1430-1475 who remained, her future husband Thomas St Leger 1440-1483.Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (25) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (30) attended as did Antoine "Bastard of Burgundy" 1421-1504.

On 23 Jun 1467 the Tournament was brought to a premature close following the announcement of the death of the Bastard's father Philip "Good" Valois-Burgundy III Duke Burgundy 1396-1467.

Skirmish of Southampton

Before 10 May 1468 John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (41) sat in judgement on the Earl of Warwick's (40) men who had attempted to steal the ship Trinity for the Earl of Warwick (40).In addition to the usual punishment of hanging, drawing and quartering Tiptoft also subjected the men's corpses to being impaled, perhaps unique in English punishments, but usual for pirates in Europe.His actions were described as cruel and unmerited by the common people and resulted in Tiptoft being known as 'Butcher'.

Meeting at Salisbury

On 10 May 1468 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (26), his brother Richard III King England 1452-1485 (15), John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (41) and John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 met in the Chapter House, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

On 24 May 1468 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (26) was admitted to the confraternity of the Chapter of Salisbury in the Chapter House, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Marriage of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York

Before 03 Jul 1468 Charles "Bold" Valois-Burgundy Duke Burgundy 1433-1477 (34) and Margaret of Burgundy 1446-1503 were married at Bruges. John Paston 1444-1504 (24) travelled with Margaret.The marriage re-enforced Edward's connection with the Low Countries.After Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (40) rebelled against Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (26) escaped to the Low Countries.