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Castle Baynard

Baynard's Castle, Castle Baynard

On 06 Mar 1468 Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 (59) died at Baynard's Castle, Castle Baynard.

Wriothesley's Chronicle Volume 1 Henry VII. 1500. This yeare the Kinge (42) buylded new his manner at Sheene, and chaunged the name and named it Eichmonde;^ and buylded new his place called the Baynards Castle, in London; and repayred his place in Greenewich, with muche new buyldinge.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) is believed to have painted the portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Around 1520 Unknown Artist.Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

On 20 Feb 1552 Anne Parr Countess Pembroke 1515-1552 (36) died at Baynard's Castle, Castle Baynard. She was was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1590 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Anne Parr Countess Pembroke 1515-1552.

On 10 Apr 1630 William Herbert 3rd Earl Pembroke 1580-1630 (50) died at Baynard's Castle, Castle Baynard. His Brother Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (45) succeeded 4th Earl Pembroke (10C 1551). Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (40) by marriage Countess Pembroke (10C 1551).

Before 1630 Daniel Mijtens 1590-1648. Portrait of William Herbert 3rd Earl Pembroke 1580-1630.

In 1634 Daniel Mijtens 1590-1648 (44). Portrait of Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (49) wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar.

Around 1634 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (34). Portrait of Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (49).

Around 1615 Unknown Artist. Posthumous portrait of Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (30) wearing his Garter Robes and Garter Collar.

Around 1616 William Larkin 1582-1619 (34). Portrait of Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (25).

Cannon Street, Castle Baynard

London Stone, Cannon Street, Castle Baynard

Church of St Swithin, London Stone, Cannon Street, Castle Baynard

In 1413 Catrin Mathrafal was buried at Church of St Swithin, London Stone, Cannon Street, Castle Baynard.

Gutter Lane, Castle Baynard

Saddler's Hall, Gutter Lane, Castle Baynard

On 04 Aug 1681 William Chiffinch 1602-1691 (79) was present at the famous loyal feast of the apprentices at Saddler's Hall, Gutter Lane, Castle Baynard.

St Mary Abchurch, Castle Baynard

On 11 Mar 1803 George Warde 1725-1803 (77) died. He was buried at St Mary Abchurch, Castle Baynard.

St Andrew by the Wardrobe, Castle Baynard

St Bride's Church, Castle Baynard

On 10 Jan 1674 Dr Henry Dove -1694 was appointed Rector of St Bride's Church, Castle Baynard which post he held for the rest of his life.

Douglas Vault, St Bride's Church, Castle Baynard

On 15 Jan 1655 Archibald Douglas 1st Earl Ormonde, 12th Earl Angus 1609-1655 (46) died. He was buried at Douglas Vault, St Bride's Church, Castle Baynard.

St Faith under St Paul's, Castle Baynard

On 29 Dec 1559 Elizabeth Grey Baroness Chandos 1492-1559 (67) died. She was buried at St Faith under St Paul's, Castle Baynard.

St Gregory by St Paul's, Castle Baynard

On 29 Apr 1609 Richard Barrow and Temperance Flowerdew 1590-1628 (19) were married at St Gregory by St Paul's, Castle Baynard.

Old St Paul's Cathedral

On 02 Oct 1241 Roger Niger Bishop -1241 was buried in Old St Paul's Cathedral. There was an eclipse the same day.

On 12 Sep 1368 Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368 (23) died at Tutbury Castle. Her last words were said to be "Souveyne vous de moi" ("Don't forget me") the 'S' of which was subsequently represented on the Lancastrian Esses Collar. She was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1380 Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380 (70) died. He was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

Death of John of Gaunt

On 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (58) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403 (48) was by his side. He was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.
He was buried in the Choir, Old St Paul's Cathedral with his first wife Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368.
Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (31) succeeded 2nd Duke Lancaster (2C 1362), 7th Earl Leicester (2C 1265). Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 by marriage Duchess Lancaster (2C 1362).
Richard II King England 1367-1400 (32) witheld the future Henry IV's (31) inheritance from him giving Henry (31) reason to return to England to claim his lands and titles.

Death of Richard II

On 14 Feb 1400, nobody is sure exactly when King Richard II (33) died at Pontefract Castle, possibly murdered, possibly starved to death, as a consequence of the Epiphany Rising.
On 17 Feb 1400 Richard's (33) corpse was displayed at Old St Paul's Cathedral
On 06 Mar 1400 Richard's (33) remains were buried at King's Langley Priory.

In Jul 1484 William Collingbourne, a Tudor agent, tacked up a lampooning poem to Old St Paul's Cathedral, which mentions Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (28), whose family's heraldic symbol was a silver wolf, among the three aides to King Richard III (31), whose emblem was a white boar:
The Catte, the Ratte and Lovell our dogge
Rulyth all Englande under a hogge.

Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

Wriothesley's Chronicle Volume 1 Henry VII. 1501. This yeare, the 14th day of November, Prince Arthure (14) was married at Paules Churche, in London, to the Kinge of Spaynes (48) third daughter, named Katheryne (15). And in Easter weeke followinge the saide Prince Arthure (14) deceased at Ludlowe, in Wales, and was buried at Worcester. See Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon, Death of Prince Arthur.

Around 1492. Juan de Flandes 1440-1519 (32). Portrait of Catherine of Aragon (6).

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 1485-1536 (34).

Battle of Flodden

Wriothesley's Chronicle Volume 1 Henry VIII. 1513. This yeare, on the Assension Even, Edmonde de la Pole (42) was beheaded on Tower Hill.
This yeare allso, on the day of th' Exaltation of the Crosse, Te Deum was sungen in Paules Churche for the victorie of the Scottishe feild, where King Jamys of Scotland (39) was slayne. The King of England (21) that tjrme lyenge at seege before Turney in France, and wan it and Turwjm also.
A Parlement kept at Westminster, where was graunted to the King (21) of all men's goodes 6d. in the pownde. A peace betwene the King (21) and French King (52) duringe both their lives; and the Ladie Marie (18), sister to the King, married to the French King, at Abireld, in Picardye, in October.

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:

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (39). Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (44).

1540 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (43).Miniature portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (48).

Around 1525 Unknown Artist.Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (33).

In 1544 Master John Painter. Portrait of Mary Tudor Queen Consort France 1496-1533.

On 20 Feb 1552 Anne Parr Countess Pembroke 1515-1552 (36) died at Baynard's Castle, Castle Baynard. She was was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1590 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Anne Parr Countess Pembroke 1515-1552.

On 17 Oct 1595 Thomas Heneage 1532-1595 (63) died. He was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

On 21 Jan 1600 John Wooley was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

On 08 Jun 1602 Ursula St Barbe 1532-1602 (70) died at her home in Barn Elms, Barnes, Richmond. She was buried the following night in Old St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1583 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Unkown Woman formerly known as Ursula St Barbe 1532-1602 (51).

On 25 Sep 1621 Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke 1561-1621 (59) died of smallpox at Herbert Townhouse, Aldersgate Street, Aldersgate. Her funeral was held at Old St Paul's Cathedral. She was buried at Salisbury Cathedral.

Around 1590 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (43). Portrait of Mary Sidney Countess Pembroke 1561-1621 (28).

Great Fire of London

From 02 Sep 1666 to 06 Sep 1666 the Great Fire of London destroyed around 13000 properties in the medieval City of London as well as 87 parish churches and Old St Paul's Cathedral.The fire is estimated to have left 80% of the city's residents homeless.

On 18 Apr 1850 William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1560 Steven van der Meulen Painter -1564. Portrait of William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 (59).

Choir, Old St Paul's Cathedral

Death of John of Gaunt

On 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (58) died at Leicester Castle, Leicester. Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403 (48) was by his side. He was buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral.
He was buried in the Choir, Old St Paul's Cathedral with his first wife Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster 1345-1368.
Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (31) succeeded 2nd Duke Lancaster (2C 1362), 7th Earl Leicester (2C 1265). Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 by marriage Duchess Lancaster (2C 1362).
Richard II King England 1367-1400 (32) witheld the future Henry IV's (31) inheritance from him giving Henry (31) reason to return to England to claim his lands and titles.

High Alter, Choir, Old St Paul's Cathedral

Death of Elizabeth of York Queen Consort

Wriothesley's Chronicle Volume 1 Henry VII. 1503. This yeare, in Februarie, died Queene Elizabeth (36) at the Towre of London, lyeinge in childebedd of a daughter named Katherine (the 8th day after her birth), and was buried at Westminster; and on Passion Sundaye a peace made betwene the Emperoure (43) and the Kinge (45) duringe their lyves, solemnized upon a great oathe at the highe aulter in Paules queere. See Death of Elizabeth of York Queen Consort.

Around 1675 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503. From a work of 1500.

Around 1735. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. The Interior of the Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey.

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) is believed to have painted the portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Around 1520 Unknown Artist.Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Old St Paul's Cathedral Churchyard, Old St Paul's Cathedral

Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth York

Vatican Regesta Vol. DCLXXXV Secretarum Tomus IV 2 Innocent VIII. 10 Kal. Aug. Decree, at the petition of king Henry (29) and queen Elizabeth (20), that a notarial copy of the process before James, bishop of Imola (7), Apostolic Nuncio with the power of a legate de latere, in regard to the dispensation granted by him to them to contract marriage, notwithstanding the imPediment arising from their being related in the double fourth degree of kindred, shall have the same credence as the original letters of the said bishop (7). The Pope (54) exemplifies the said letters and process as follows:
Public instrument, setting forth that in the year of the Incarnation 1486, after the computation of the English church, the 4th indiction, anno 2 Innocent VIII [16 Jan 1486], in the chapel of St. Mary [the Virgin] on the east side of the cathedral church of St. Paul, London, before James, bishop of Imola (7), apostolic legate to England and Scotland, in presence of the below-written notaries public, appointed by the said bishop as scribes in the below-written matter of dispensation, and witnesses below-named, there appeared in person Master Robert Morton (51), Archdeacon of Winchester, and John de Giglis, I.U.D., as proctors of king Henry (29), and Richard Hill, dean of the chapel of the household of the said king, and David William, doctor of decrees, dean of St. Mary's Arches, London, as proctors of the lady Elizabeth (20), eldest daughter of the late king Edward IV, who produced their mandates of procuration and presented to the said legate a schedule of petition on behalf of the said king and lady, praying him to dispense them to marry, notwithstanding the imPediment of their relationship in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred, as was specified by the said Master Robert Morton (51).
The said instrument exemplifies the said procurations and schedule, as follows:
(i) A public instrument, setting forth that in the year of the Incarnation, etc., 1486, the 4th indiction, anno 2 Innocent VIII, January 14, in a certain great chamber within the palace royal at Westminster, before Thomas, archbishop of York (62) and legate of the apostolic see, John, bishop of Worcester (56), chancellor of England, and Jasper duke of Bedford (54), and many other nobles and magnates, in the presence of me, Richard Spencer, notary public below-written, the said king (29), present in person, appointed Masters John de Giglis, I.U.D., and Robert Morton (51), master or keeper of the rolls of the chancery of the said king, as his proctors to appear before the said bishop and legate (who, as is said, has faculty from the apostolic see to dispense a certain number of persons related in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred and affinity to contract marriage), and to request him to exhibit, etc., the said letters, and execute them in accordance with the desire of the said king, etc. Of all which things, done on the above date and in the above place, in the presence of the above-named witnesses and of Richard Spencer, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, notary public by apostolic and imperial authorities, registrar-principal of the court of Canterbury, and keeper of the registers of the same court, the said notary has made the present public instrument, and, being otherwise engaged, has caused it to be written by another, and has published and drawn it up in this public form, and has signed it with his wonted sign and name;

(ii) A like public instrument, setting forth that on the same date as in the preceding, and in a certain chamber within the royal palace of Westminster, before John, bishop of Worcester, chancellor of England (56), John lord de Wellys (36), Master William Smyth, dean of the chapel royal of Wymbourn in the diocese of Salisbury, and other witnesses, in the presence of the above notary, Richard Spencer, the above lady Elizabeth (20), present in person, appointed Masters Richard Hill, dean of the chapel of the king's household, and David William, doctor of decrees, dean of St. Mary's Arches, London, and commissary-general of the official of the court of Canterbury and president of the said court, in the absence of the said official, as her proctors to appear, etc., as in the preceding. Of all which things, done on the above date and in the above place, in the presence of the abovenamed witnesses and of … Richard Spencer, clerk, etc., as above, the said notary has made, written, subscribed, published, and drawn up in this public form the present public instrument, and has signed it with his wonted sign and name;

(iii) The petition to James, bishop of Imola (7), apostolic legate to England and Scotland, on behalf of the most serene prince and lord, the lord Henry (29), by the grace of God king of England and France and lord of Ireland, of the one part, and of the most illustrious (clarissime) lady, the lady Elizabeth (20), eldest legitimate and natural daughter of the late Edward, sometime king of England and France and lord of Ireland, of the other part, setting forth that whereas the said king Henry has by God's providence won his realm of England, and is in peaceful possession thereof, and has been asked by all the lords of his realm, both spiritual and temporal, and also by the general council of the said realm, called Parliament, to take the said lady Elizabeth to wife, he, wishing to accede to the just petitions of his subjects, desires to take the said lady to wife, but cannot do so without dispensation, inasmuch as they are related in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred, wherefore petition is made on their behalf to the said legate to grant them dispensation by his apostolic authority to contract marriage and remain therein, notwithstanding the said imPediment of kindred, and to decree the offspring to be born thereof legitimate.
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Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) is believed to have painted the portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Around 1520 Unknown Artist.Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Around 1675 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503. From a work of 1500.

Gunpowder Plot

On 30 Jan 1606 at Old St Paul's Cathedral Churchyard Everard Digby 1578-1606 (28) and Robert Wintour 1568-1606 (38) were hanged, drawn and quartered.

On 31 Jan 1606 at Old St Paul's Cathedral Churchyard Thomas Wintour 1571-1606 (35) and Guy Fawkes 1570-1606 (35) were hanged, drawn and quartered.

On 03 May 1606 Henry Garnet Jesuit 1555-1606 (50) was hanged in Old St Paul's Cathedral Churchyard, Old St Paul's Cathedral.

St Paul's Cathedral

Around 1359 Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Astley 1316-1359 (43) was buried at St Paul's Cathedral.

Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

On 14 Nov 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales (15) and Catherine of Aragon (15) 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 (32) 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 (15) resided at Tickenhill Manor, Bewdley for a month.
Thereafter they travelled to Ludlow.

Around 1492. Juan de Flandes 1440-1519 (32). Portrait of Catherine of Aragon (6).

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 1485-1536 (34).

Before 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop Canterbury 1450-1532.

Around 1620 based on a work of 1526.Unknown Artist. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop Canterbury 1450-1532.

Around 1538 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (41). Drawing of the wife of Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (55). He had three wives. The sitter is believed to his third wife.

On 02 Mar 1543 John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer Snape 1493-1543 (49) died at London. He was buried at St Paul's Cathedral. His Son John Neville 4th Baron Latimer Snape 1520-1577 (23) succeeded 4th Baron Latimer Snape.

On 14 Apr 1629 Thomas Turner Dean Canterbury 1591-1672 (38) was collated by William Laud Archbishop Canterbury 1573-1645 (55) to the Prebend of Newington in St Paul's Cathedral.

In 1631 Daniel Mijtens 1590-1648 (41). Portrait of William Laud Archbishop Canterbury 1573-1645 (57).

Around 1636 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (36). Portrait of William Laud Archbishop Canterbury 1573-1645 (62). Wearing a black Chimere over his white Rochet.

On 31 Jan 1724 Jacob Bouverie 1st Viscount Folkestone 1694-1761 (29) and Mary Clarke -1739 were married at St Paul's Cathedral.

On 02 May 1732 Robert Petre 8th Baron Petre 1713-1742 (18) and Mary Radclyffe 1714-1760 (18) were married in St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. The City from near the Terrace of Somerset House with St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. The City from near the Terrace of Somerset House with St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1754. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1754. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. St Paul's Cathedral.

Funeral of Horatio Nelson

On 09 Jan 1806 the funeral of Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1758-1805 was held at St Paul's Cathedral.

Before 1805 John Hoppner 1758-1810. Portrait of Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1758-1805.

On 18 Nov 1852 Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington 1769-1852 was buried at St Paul's Cathedral.

Around 1816. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830 (46). Portrait of Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington 1769-1852 (46).

On 24 Jun 1896 William Charles de Meuron "Billy" Wentworth-Fitzwiliam 7th Earl Fitzwilliam 1872-1943 (23) and Maud Frederica Elizabeth Dundas Countess Fitzwilliam 1877-1967 (18) were married (he was her third-cousin) at St Paul's Cathedral.

On 29 Jul 1981 Charles Windsor Prince of Wales 1948- and Diana Spencer Princess Wales 1961-1997 (20) were married at St Paul's Cathedral.

St Paul's Cross, Castle Baynard

The Princes of the Tower described as Illegitimate

On 22 Jun 1483 Ralph Shaa -1484 preached the bastardy of Edward IV's children by Elizabeth Woodville, including Edward V, and were therefore ineligible to be King, at St Paul's Cross. .

St Paul's School, Castle Baynard

Around 1515 Anthony Denny 1501-1549 (13) educated at St Paul's School, Castle Baynard.

Around 1518 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (12) educated at St Paul's School, Castle Baynard.

In 1549 Unknown Artist.Flemish. Portrait of William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (43).

Around 1685 Spencer Compton 1st Earl Wilmington 1673-1743 (12) educated at St Paul's School, Castle Baynard.

Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 educated at St Paul's School, Castle Baynard.

Around 1535 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (38). Portrait of Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 (29).