Richard Duke of York Timeline

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  • 1411 - 1460
  • 22 Sep 1411
    Richard, future 3rd Duke of York, is born.
  • 1422 - 1461
    First reign of Henry VI of England.
  • c. 1429
    Richard, Duke of York marries Cecily Neville.
  • 1436
    Tax records show that Richard, Duke of York is the richest man in England.
  • 1436 - 1437
    Richard, Duke of York leads an army in France.
  • 1440 - 1445
    Richard, Duke of york leads an army in France for a second time.
  • 28 Apr 1442
    Birth of Edward of York, Earl of March, son of Richard, Duke of York and future Edward IV of England.
  • 1447
    Richard, Duke of York is the king's lieutenant in Ireland.
  • 1450
    There is a rebellion in England led by Jack Cade.
  • Feb 1452 - Mar 1452
    Richard, Duke of York launches a failed by marching his army to Dartford.
  • 2 Oct 1452
    Birth of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, future Richard III of England, at Fotheringhay Castle.
  • 1453
    Henry VI of England suffers his first episode of insanity.
  • 13 Oct 1453
    Birth of Edward, the only son of Henry VI of England.
  • Mar 1454
    Richard, Duke of York is made Protector of the Realm.
  • 1455 - 1487
    Wars of the Roses in England.
  • 1455
    Richard, Duke of York imprisons his rival the Earl of Somerset in the Tower of London.
  • 22 May 1455
    Richard, Duke of York wins the Battle of St. Albans and the Earl of Somerset is killed.
  • Nov 1455
    Richard, Duke of York is made the Protector of the Realm for a second time.
  • 25 Mar 1458
    ‘Loveday’, Henry VI of England's attempt to reconcile the Yorkists and Lancastrians.
  • 1459
    The 'Parliament of Devils' identifies Richard, Duke of York as a traitor. The duke flees to Ireland.
  • 12 Oct 1459
    An army led by Queen Margaret defeats Richard, Duke of York at the Battle of Ludford Bridge.
  • 10 Jul 1460
    A Yorkist army led by Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick and Edward, Earl of March defeats Queen Margaret’s army at Northampton. Henry VI of England is captured.
  • 24 Oct 1460
    The Act of Accord identifies Richard, Duke of York as the official heir of Henry VI of England.
  • 30 Dec 1460
    Richard, Duke of York is killed at the Battle of Wakefield.