1500-1509 Death of Prince Arthur and Henry VII
Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon
On 14 Nov 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales (15) and Catherine of Aragon (16) were married at St Paul's Cathedral by Henry Deane Archbishop Canterbury -1503 assisted by William Warham Archbishop Canterbury 1450-1532 (51) and a further eighteen bishops.
Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 bore the train, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (24) was Chief Answerer. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (18) and Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (23) attended.
Thomas Englefield Speaker of the House of Commons 1453-1514 was appointed Knight of the Bath
Immediately after their marriage Arthur Prince of Wales (15) and Catherine of Aragon (16) resided at Tickenhill Manor, Bewdley, Worcestershire for a month.
Thereafter they travelled to Ludlow, Shropshire.
Death of Prince Arthur
On 25 Apr 1502.Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 was buried in the Chantry Chapel of Prince Arthur in Worcester Cathedral.
William Smyth Bishop Lincoln 1460-1514 presided.
George Grey 2nd Earl Kent 1454-1505 and George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 received Arthur's Coat of Arms, Richard Grey 3rd Earl Kent 1481-1524 received Arthur's shield, John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Powis 1485-1504 received Arthur's sword, pommel forwards. Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1478-1521 carried Prince Arthur's banner.
Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare 1487-1534 rode Arthur's courser as the Man at Arms, in Arthur's full armour, carrying Arthur's poleaxe, pointed down, through the Nave to the Altar where he was stripped of Arthur's clothes.
The Chapel is to the right of the High Altar in the Chancel.It is decorated with heraldic carvings symbolising the houses of York, Lancaster, Beaufort and Catherine of Aragon’s Pomegranite.His Purbeck marble tomb chest is decorated with the arms of England. Heis buried beneath the cathedral’s floor several feet away from the tomb that visitors can see.
On 02 Apr 1502 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 (15) died at Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire.. The cause of death unknown other than being reported as "a malign vapour which proceeded from the air".Catherine of Aragon (17) had recovered.
On 23 Apr 1502 Arthur's body was transported from Ludlow, Shropshire to Worcester Cathedral via the River Servern "in a "special wagon upholstered in black and drawn by six horses, also caparisoned in black."
On 23 Apr 1502 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 's funeral was held at St Laurence's Church, Ludlow, Shropshire presided over by William Smyth Bishop Lincoln 1460-1514 (42). George Grey 2nd Earl Kent 1454-1505 (48), George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (34), Richard Grey 3rd Earl Kent 1481-1524 (21), John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Powis 1485-1504 and Richard Pole 1462-1504 attended. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (59) was Chief Mourner. Edward Howard 1476-1513 and Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (19) carried The Canopy.
Trial of James Tyrrell
On 02 May 1502 James Tyrrell 1455-1502 conFessd to the murder of the Princes in the Tower at Guildhall, Cheapside, City of London during the Trial of James Tyrrell attended by Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (45) and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 (36).
On 06 May 1502 James Tyrrell 1455-1502 was executed.
Margaret Tudor's journey to Scotland
On 27 Jun 1503 Margaret Tudor Queen Scotland 1489-1541 (13) left for Scotland at Richmond Palace accompanied by Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (26), Edward Howard 1476-1513, Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape 1468-1530 and Ralph Ogle 3rd Baron Ogle 1468-1512 (34).
Marriage of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor
On 08 Aug 1503 Robert Cunningham 2nd Earl Glencairn 1451-1490 was restored 2nd Earl Glencairn at Holyrood Abbey, Holyrood.
On 08 Aug 1503 James IV King Scotland 1473-1513 (30) and Margaret Tudor (13) were married (they were third-cousins x 2) at Holyrood Abbey, Holyrood. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (60) and James Hamilton 1st Earl Arran 1475-1529 (28) were present.
Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales
On 18 Feb 1504 Henry VIII (12) was created as Prince Wales and Earl Chester (8C 1504). John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562 was created as Knight of the Bath. Richard Empson 1450-1510 (54) was knighted.
Death of Henry VII
On 21 Apr 1509 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (52) died of tuberculosis at Richmond Palace, Richmond, Surrey.
After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 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 Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 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 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 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
Funeral of Henry VII
On 11 May 1509 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 was buried in the Henry VII Chapel, Chapels, Westminster Abbey. Henry Willoughby 1451-1528 (58) and Anthony Wingfield 1487-1552 (21) attended.The ladies given mantelets and kerchiefs were as follows:
Household of Mary Tudor:
Mary Tudor Queen Consort France 1496-1533 (13)
Catherine York 1479-1527
Elizabeth Stafford Viscountess Fitzwalter 1479-1532.Possibly Margaret Whetehill.
Anne Percy 1444-1522 or Anne Percy Countess Arundel 1485-1552
Elizabeth Hussey Countess Kent -1516
Eleanor Pole 1462-
Mary Scrope 1476-1548
Jane Popincourt -1516
Alice Vaux -1543
Household of the Princess of Wales Catherine of Aragon:
Catherine of Aragon (24)
Agnes or Inez Vanegas
Maria Salinas Baroness Willoughby Eresby
Household of Margaret Beaufort the King's Mother:
Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (65)
Joan Vaux "Mother Guildford" 1463-1538 (46)
Mary Hussey Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1484-