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Post by Susan » Tue July 2nd, 2013, 11:53 pm

July 3 in royal history

July 3, 987 – Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France until the French Revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Capet_of_France

July 3, 1035 – Death of Robert I the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, in Nicaea (now in Turkey) on the return trip from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Robert was the father of William the Conqueror.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_the_Magnificent


July 3, 1423 – Birth of King Louis XI of France (the Prudent, the Spider King) in Bourges, Cher, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XI

July 3, 1642 - Death of Marie de Medici, second wife of Henri IV of France, at Cologne, Germany; heart is buried at Cologne Cathedral, other remains are buried at the Basilica of St. Denis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_de_Medici

July 3, 1743 – Birth of Sofia Magdalena of Denmark and Norway, wife of Gustav III of Sweden, at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Mag ... of_Denmark

July 3, 1934 – Death of Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, husband of Queen Wilhelmina, at the Hague, the Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrik_of ... g-Schwerin
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Post by Susan » Thu July 4th, 2013, 1:56 am

June/July 4, 1394 – Death of Mary de Bohun, first wife of Henry IV, at Peterborough Castle; buried at St Mary of the Annunciation in The Newarke which was destroyed under the Dissolution of the Chantries Act of Edward VI.
Mary died while delivering her daughter Philippa, second daughter and seventh and youngest child of Henry IV and his first wife Mary de Bohun. Philippa married King Eric VII of Denmark at age 12. Twenty-three years later, Philippa delivered a stillborn child and never fully recovered her health. She retired to a convent and died shortly thereafter.

There is much confusion about the date of Mary's death and the place of her burial. Many sources say she was buried at St Mary de Castro in Leicester.

From Susan Higginbotham: According to Ian Mortimer in "The Fears of Henry IV," the death date is disputed. He thinks that June 4 is more probable than July 4, given the evidence that Mary was buried on July 6. He concludes that all that is certain is that she died in June or very early July 1394.

I emailed Virginia Wright, the Historical and Heritage Adviser at St Mary de Castro, and here is what she said:

Mary de Bohun was buried at St Mary of the Annunciation in The Newarke, not at St Mary de Castro.

St Mary of the Annunciation was a Collegiate church, built as part of the religious enclave of The Newarke by the Earls and Dukes of Lancaster and was destroyed in the mid 16th century under the Dissolution of the Chantries Act of Edward VI. Parish registers were not compulsory until the late 16th century and no 'day books' or similar survive.

St Mary de Castro was built as the chapel for Leicester Castle and later a parish church was added as a south aisle; today it is one combined church.

There is a lot of confusion about the two churches. There is also a lot of confusion about what happened to the tomb of Mary de Bohun.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_de_Bohun
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report ... mpid=38184

July 4, 1394 – Birth of Philippa, daughter of Henry IV, at Peterborough Castle
Philippa was the second daughter and seventh and youngest child of Henry IV and his first wife Mary de Bohun. She married King Eric VII of Denmark at age 12. Twenty-three years later, Philippa delivered a stillborn child and never fully recovered her health. She retired to a convent and died shortly thereafter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippa_of_England

July 4, 1666 – Birth of Charles, Duke of Kendal, son of James II, at St. James Palace, London, England
Charles was the third son and fifth child of James, Duke of York (later James II) and his first wife Anne Hyde. He died at St. James' Palace at age ten months and was buried at Westminster Abbey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_St ... _of_Kendal

July 4, 1799 – Birth of Oscar I of Sweden and Norway in Paris, France
Born Joseph Francois Oscar Bernadotte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_I

July 4, 1918 – Birth of King Taufa’ahau Tupou of Tonga at the Royal Palace, Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
The king died in 2006 and was succeeded by his son George Tupou V who died in 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taufa%27ahau_Tupou_IV

July 4, 1937 – Birth of Sonja Haraldsen, wife of Harald V of Norway in Oslo, Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Sonja_of_Norway

July 4, 1942 - Birth of Prince Michael of Kent at Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamsire
Full name: Michael George Charles Franklin
Michael was born 6 weeks before the death of his father on active duty during World War II. Since he was born on American Independence Day, President Franklin Roosevelt was one of his godparents.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Michael_of_Kent

July 4, 1957 – Birth of Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand in Bangkok
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chulabhorn_Walailak
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Post by Susan » Fri July 5th, 2013, 12:10 am

July 5 in royal history

July 5, 1321 – Birth of Joan of the Tower, daughter of Edward II, at the Tower of London
Joan was the younger daughter and the fourth and youngest child of Edward II and Isabella of France. She was born in the Tower of London and was always known as Joan of the Tower. Joan married David, the son and heir of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots when she was only seven and David was only four. David and Joan had no children and Joan died in 1362 while visiting her brother Edward III. She was buried in the Grey Friars Church in London.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_the_Tower

July 5, 1717 – Birth of Pedro III of Portugal
The younger son of King João V of Portugal, Pedro co-reigned with his wife and niece Queen Maria I.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_III_of_Portugal

July 5, 1866 – Wedding of Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Christian of Schleswig-Holstein at the Private Chapel, Windsor Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_H ... ed_Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Chr ... g-Holstein

July 5, 1911 - Death of Maria Pia of Savoy, wife of Luís I of Portugal, in Turin, Italy; buried at the Basilica of Superga, near Turin, Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Pia_of_Italy
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Post by Susan » Sat July 6th, 2013, 11:09 pm

July 6, 1189 – Death of Henry II at Chateau Chinon, France, buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_England

July 6, 1249 – Death of Alexander II of Scotland at the Isle of Kerrera in the Inner Hebrides’ Scotland, buried at Melrose Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_II_of_Scotland

July 6, 1402 – Wedding of Blanche of England and Ludwig III, Elector Palatine at Cologne Cathedral, Germany
Blanche was the elder daughter of Henry IV and his first wife Mary de Bohun. She married Ludwig III, Elector of the Palatine and Duke of Bavaria in 1402.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_III% ... r_Palatine

July 6, 1483 - Coronation of Richard III
Richard’s wife Lady Anne Neville was crowned with him.
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... oronations
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... ichard-iii
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation ... sh_monarch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_England

July 6, 1553 – Death of Edward VI at Greenwich Palace, London, England, buried at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VI

July 6, 1598 – Birth of Kirsten Munk, morganatic second wife of Christian IV of Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Munk

July 6, 1724 – Birth of Prince Johann Nepomuk Karl of Liechtenstein
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Nep ... chtenstein

July 6, 1796 - Birth of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia at Gatchina Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_I_of_Russia

July 6, 1865 – Death of Sophie of Sweden, wife of Leopold I, Grand Duke of Baden, at Karlsruhe Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_of_Sweden

July 6, 1868 – Birth of Princess Victoria, daughter of Edward VII, at Marlborough House, London, England
Full name: Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_V ... ed_Kingdom

July 6, 1893 – Wedding of George, Duke of York (later George V) and Mary of Teck, at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... y-of-teck/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V_o ... ed_Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_of_Teck
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Post by Susan » Sat July 6th, 2013, 11:10 pm

July 7 in royal history:

July 7, 1162 - Death of Haakon II of Norway at Romsdal; first buried at Romsdal, reburied at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haakon_II_of_Norway

July 7, 1307 – Death of Edward I at Burgh-by-Sands, near Carlisle, buried at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_I_of_England

July 7, 1537 – Death of Madeleine de Valois, first wife of James V of Scotland, buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
Madeleine died of tuberculosis seven weeks after her arrival in Edinburgh, a month before her 17th birthday.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_of_Valois

July 7, 1972 – Death of King Talal of Jordan at Istanbul, Turkey; buried at the royal burial grounds at Raghadan Palace in Amman, Jordan
After being king for little more than a year, Talal abdicated for health reasons in favor of his son Hussein.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talal_of_Jordan
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Post by Susan » Mon July 8th, 2013, 1:37 am

July 8 in royal history:

July 8, 975 – Death of Edgar the Peaceable at Winchester, England, buried at Glastonbury Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_of_England

July 8, 1249 - Death of Alexander II, King of Scots at the Isle of Kerrera; buried at Melrose Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_II_of_Scotland

July 8, 1290 – Wedding of Margaret, daughter of Edward I, and John II, Duke of Brabant, at Westminster Abbey, London
Margaret was the seventh daughter and tenth child of Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. She married John, son and heir of John I, Duke of Brabant at Westminster Abbey when she was 15.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_o ... %931333%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II%2C_Duke_of_Brabant

July 8, 1332 – Death of Mary of Woodstock, daughter of Edward I, at Amesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, buried at Amesbury Abbey
The tenth child and sixth daughter of Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile, Mary became a nun in 1285 and lived the rest of her life at the Benedictine convent at Amesbury, Wiltshire where she died and was buried in 1332.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_of_Woodstock

July 8, 1337 – Death of William of Hatfield, son of Edward III, buried at York Minster
William was the second son and fourth child of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. He died at age 5 months and was buried at York Minster.
http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.ph ... 5&tree=LEO

July 8, 1786 – Birth of Karl, Grand Duke of Baden at Karlsruhe Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl,_Grand_Duke_of_Baden

July 8, 1792 – Birth of Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, wife of Ludwig I of Bavaria in Seidingstadt, Duchy of Saxe-Hildburghausen (Germany)
Her wedding to Ludwig I of Bavaria was the first celebration of Oktoberfest.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therese_of ... burghausen

July 8, 1850 - Death of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, son of George III, at Cambridge House, Piccadilly, London; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor
Adolphus was the grandfather of Queen Mary, wife of George V.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ado ... _Cambridge

July 8, 1859 – Death of Oscar I of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_I

July 8, 1972 – Wedding of Prince Richard of Gloucester and Birgitte van Deurs, at St. Andrew Church, Barnwell, Northampton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ric ... Gloucester
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birgitte%2 ... Gloucester
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Post by Susan » Mon July 8th, 2013, 11:01 pm

July 9 in royal history:

July 9, 1746 – Death of Philip V of Spain at Madrid; buried at the Collegiate Church of the La Granja Palace in San Ildefonso
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_V_of_Spain

July 9, 1786 – Birth of Princess Sophie Hélène Béatrice of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, at the Palace of Versailles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_S ... _of_France

July 9, 1836 - Birth of Sophia of Nassau, wife of Oscar II of Sweden at Biebrich Palace in Wiesbaden (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofia_of_Nassau

July 9, 1857 – Birth of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden in Karlsruhe (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_ ... e_of_Baden

July 9, 1929 – Birth of King Hassan II of Morocco in Rabat, Morocco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_II_of_Morocco

July 9, 1982 – Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace, confronts Queen Elizabeth II while sitting on her bed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/date ... 498731.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fagan_incident

July 9, 1985 – Death of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg at Fischbach Castle; buried at the Ducal Crypt at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte% ... Luxembourg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischbach_Castle

July 9, 1999 – Wedding of Alexia of Greece and Carlos Morales Quintana at St. Sophia Cathedral, London, England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_A ... nd_Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Morales_Quintana
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Post by Susan » Wed July 10th, 2013, 12:27 am

July 10 in royal history:

July 10, 1103 – Death of Eric I of Denmark at Paphos, Cyprus en route to a pilgrimage in the Holy Land
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_I_of_Denmark

July 10, 1451 – Birth of King James III of Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_III_of_Scotland

July 10, 1460 – Significant Yorkist victory at the Battle of Northampton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_ ... %281460%29

July 10, 1553 – Lady Jane Grey proclaimed Queen of England, beginning her reign as the "The Nine Days' Queen"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Jane_Grey

July 10, 1559 - Death of Henri II of France from injuries suffered during a tournament at the Hôtel des Tournelles (now the Place des Vosges) in Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica
Henri was the husband of Catherine de Medici and the first father-in-law of Mary, Queen of Scots.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_France

July 10, 1584 - Assassination of William I of Orange (the Silent) at Prinsenhof in Delft, the Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Silent

July 10, 1631 – Death of Constance of Austria, second wife of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden and Poland, at Warsaw, Poland; buried at Wawel Castle, Kraków, Poland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_of_Austria

July 10, 1953 – Birth of Hisako Tottori , widow of Prince Takamado of Japan, in Tokyo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisako_Tottori

July 10, 1965 – Birth of Princess Alexia of Greece, daughter of King Constantine II, at Mon Repos, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_A ... nd_Denmark
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Post by Susan » Thu July 11th, 2013, 1:38 am

July 11, 1274 - Birth of Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce) at Turnberry Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I_of_Scotland

July 11, 1657 – Birth of Frederick I, King in Prussia in Königsberg, Prussia (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_I_of_Prussia

July 11, 1663 - Birth of James, Duke of Cambridge, son of James II, at St. James Palace, London, England
James, the second son of James, Duke of York (later James II) and his first wife Anne Hyde. Little James fell ill in April of 1667 and died on June 20, 1667. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stua ... _Cambridge

July 11, 1751 – Birth of Caroline Matilda of Wales at Leicester House, London, daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales, sister of George III, wife of Christian VII of Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Matilda_of_Wales

July 11, 1766 – Death of Elizabeth Farnese of Parma, second wife of Philip V of Spain, at the Palacio Real de Aranjuez; buried at the Collegiate Church of the La Granja Palace in San Ildefonso
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Farnese

July 11, 1818 - Wedding of William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen at Kew Palace
At the same ceremony, William's brother, Edward, Duke of Kent, remarried Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. The couple had previously married on May 29, 1818 in Coburg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IV ... ed_Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide_of_Saxe-Meiningen

July 11, 1866 – Birth of Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt
Full name: Irene Luise Maria Anna
Princess Irene was the daughter of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine. She married her first cousin Prince Henry of Prussia. Irene was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to two of her sons.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_I ... _the_Rhine

July 11, 1920 – Death of Eugénie de Montijo, Empress of the French, during a visit to her relatives, the Dukes of Alba in Madrid, in her native Spain; buried in the Imperial Crypt at Saint Michael's Abbey, Farnborough, England with her husband and her son
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A9nie_de_Montijo

July 11, 2011 - Death of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, son of Mary, Princess Royal, at Harewood House near Leeds
Lord Harewood was a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Las ... f_Harewood
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/curren ... moriam/#A1
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Post by Susan » Thu July 11th, 2013, 10:54 pm

July 12 in royal history:

July 12, 1472 - Wedding of Richard III and Anne Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (date uncertain, no source for place)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Neville

July 12, 1543 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, his sixth wife, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Parr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII

July 12, 1596 - Birth of Tsar Michael I of Russia in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_of_Russia

July 12, 1870 - Birth of Prince Louis II of Monaco, son of Prince Albert I and Lady Mary Hamilton, daughter of the 11th Duke of Hamilton, Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden (Germany)
Prince Louis was the grandfather of Prince Rainier II, who succeeded him.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_II%2 ... _of_Monaco

July 12, 1905 - Birth of Prince John, youngest son of George V, at York Cottage, Sandringham
Full name: John Charles Francis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Joh ... ed_Kingdom

July 12, 1959 - Birth of King Tupou VI of Tonga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupou_VI
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