May

1 May 1464

Edward IV marries Elizabeth Woodville at Grafton Regis

1 May 1483

Richard and Buckingham take control of Edward V at Stony Stratford

2 3 May 1415

Cecily Duchess of York born at Raby Castle

3 May 1446

Margaret Plantagenet (Margaret of York) born at Fotheringhay, or Waltham Abbey. One of Richard's sisters

4 May 1471

Battle of Tewkesbury

4 May 1483

Richard, the Duke of Buckingham and Edward V welcomed into City of London after meeting at Stony Stratford

5 6 May 1967

Dedication of Richard III Society plaque at Sutton Cheney Church

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8 May 1483

Richard recognised as Lord Protector between 4th and 8th May

9 May 1964

Richard III Society plaque unveiled at Fotheringhay Castle together with one to Mary Queen of Scots

10 11 12 May 1480

Richard is appointed King's Lieutenant of the North against the Scots

13 May 1469

Richard attends a Garter Chapter at Windsor, which offers the Order to Charles the Bold

14 May 1469

Richard's agreement with Lady Margaret Hungerford, giving him possession of Farleigh Hungerford Castle

15 May 1464

Battle of Hexham

16 17 May 1443

Edmund Plantagenet born at Rouen. One of Richard's brothers

18 19 20 21 May 1471

Death of Henry VI in Tower

22 May 1455

First battle of St Albans

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25 26 27 May 1465

John Neville created Earl of Northumberland

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29 30 31 May 1443

Margaret Beaufort born at Bletsoe Castle, Bedford. Henry Tudor's mother.

31 May 1495

Cecily Duchess of York dies at Berkhamsted Castle.

31 May 1965

Anne Mowbray laid in state in the Jerusalem Chamber in Westminster Abbey (as in 1481), then reburied in the Henry VII Chapel

May 1482

Richard raids Dumfries in Galloway

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