1488-1496 Battle of Sauchieburn

Battle of Sauchieburn

On 11 Jun 1488 Alexander Stewart -1500 fought at the Battle of Sauchieburn.Alexander Cunningham 1st Earl Glencairn 1426-1488 was killed at the Battle of Sauchieburn. Robert Cunningham 2nd Earl Glencairn 1451-1490 (37) succeeded as 2nd Earl Glencairn.


Mad War

Siege of Loja

On 28 Jul 1488 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 fought at Loja during the Siege of Loja


Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier

On 28 Jul 1488 Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 was killed during the Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier


Yorkshire Rebellion

In 1489 Parliament granted Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (31) £10,000 taxes to pay for his support of Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France 1477-1514 (11) 's claim to the throne of Brittany.The North rebelled claiming to have already paid through local taxes.


On 28 Apr 1489 Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland 1449-1489 was hanged at York, Yorkshire by the rebels when attempting to collect the tax.The King then sent an army of 8000 north led by Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (46).The rebels dispersed; their leader John à Chambre was hanged for treason.The rebels then chose John Percy 1459- as their leader.His leadership proved less than reliable; he eventually fled to the court of Margaret Duchess of Burgundy 1446-1503 (sister of Edward IV and Richard III) who remained sympathetic to the Yorkist cause.


Arthur Tudor created Prince of Wales

On 27 Feb 1490 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 (3) was created Prince Wales at Westminster Palace, Westminster during the Arthur Tudor created Prince of Wales
Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West 1457-1525 was appointed as Knight of the Bath.


Este and Visconti Double Wedding

On 12 Jan 1491 Alfonso Este I Duke Modena 1476-1534 (14) and Anne Sforza 1476-1497 (14) were married fourteen years after their bethrothal. The marriage was unhappy: blonde and without femininity, Anna, all her time dressed like a man, refused to consummate her union, preferred the company of women and spent every night with a small black slave.


On 12 Jan 1491 Ludovico Sforza Duke Milan 1452-1508 (38) and Beatrice Este 1475-1497 (15) were married.


On 12 Jan 1491 a double wedding ceremony was held between the Este and Visconti families of Milan. Leonardo da Vinci orchestrated the celebrations.


Christening of Henry VIII

After 28 Jun 1491 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 was baptised by Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 1448-1528 (43) at the Church of the Observant Friars, Greenwich, Kent.


Siege of Boulogne 1492

John Savage 1444-1492 was killed.


5th Parliament of Henry VII

On 15 Oct 1495 Robert Drury 1454-1536 was appointed as Speaker of the House of Commons during the 5th Parliament of Henry VII.