Events in ... 1403 ...
Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1
. Letter XXX. Christine Dunbar Countess of March
Henry IV (35)
My most excellent and redoubted sovereign lord,
I recommend myself to you as entirely as terrestrial creature can think or devise to the crowned king of the world, humbly thanking you on my knees for the high favours and benefits that you have conferred upon me before this time, piously supplicating for your gracious continuance, and particularly for the gracious refreshment which you lately sent. May God reward you for it, since I cannot.
My most gracious lord, may it please you to know that my lord my husband (65) and I have been in such hardships and distress since we were banished from our country, that I am yet involved in heavy debt, from which without your gracious aid and succour I cannot deliver myself; and now the pestilence is so violent and severe where we are, that I am very fearful lest I shoald die in this great debt that I have incurred. And by no intreaty that we can make can we obtain sufferance from our enemies to retire to our fortress of Colbrandspath , there to wait till the mortality has ceased. And for this cause I humbly entreat your high royal majesty that you will be pleased to have me in remembrance when you shall find leisure, and help me, that by your gracious relief I may be freed from the debt which makes me sad. Besides this, my most redoubted and gracious lord, we suffer great enmity on account of the death of Sir Henry Percy (38) , which oftentimes is so heavy to my husband and his people, that they wish themselves dead, if they may not retire from this country, seeing that the people of the said Sir Henry Percy do nothing but hear comfortable news of you, in order then to do the malice that is in their hearts. And, my most gracious and sovereign lord, touching the capture of our people by those attending on the Earl of Douglas (13) deign to give credence to the bearer of this, and ordain such remedy as you please, according to what the said bearer shall tell you by word of mouth. And I pray most earnestly the ever-blessed God of Heaven to grant you a long life, with all increase of honour and joy, together with victory over yoar enemies; and after this mprtal life may he grant you the kingdom of glory. Amen.
Your humble oratrice, The Countess of March of Scotland.
Around 1403 Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (39) was appointed 105th Knight Garter: Henry IV .
In 1403 Jeanne Valois 1378-1403 (25) died .
In 1403 Margaret Évreux 1390-1403 (13) died .
In 1403 Joan Évreux 1342-1403 (60) died .
In 1403 Louis Bourbon 1403-1412 was born to John Bourbon I Duke Bourbon 1381-1434 (22) and Marie Unknown Duchess Bourbon, Duchess Auvergne .
Around 1403 Denis Burgundy 1353-1403 (50) died
In 1403 Giles Daubeney 4th Baron Daubeney 1371-1403 (32) died .
In 1403 John Kynaston 1382-1403 (21) died at Cork, County Cork
Around 1403 Beatrix Wittelsbach 1403-1447 was born to Ernest Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria 1373-1438 (30) and Elisabetta Visconti Duchess Bavaria 1374-1432 (29) .
In 1403 Elizabeth Fitzwarin 8th Baroness Fitzwarin 1403-1427 was born to Fulk Fitzwarin 6th Baron Fitzwarin 1389-1407 (14)
In 1403 John Harling 1346-1403 (57) died
23 Jan 1403
24 Jan 1403
On 24 Jan 1403 Louis Savoy 1364-1418 (39) and Jeanne Savoy were married
01 Feb 1403
On 01 Feb 1403 Gerard Braybrooke 1332-1403 (71) died
05 Feb 1403
Before 05 Feb 1403 Thomas Morley 6th Baron Marshal, 5th Baron Morley 1393-1435 (10) and Isabel Pole Baroness Marshal, Baroness Morley -1466 were married .
07 Feb 1403
On 07 Feb 1403 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (35) and Joanna of Navarre Queen Consort England 1370-1437 (33) were married (he was her third-cousin) at Winchester, Hampshire . Joanna of Navarre Queen Consort England 1370-1437 (33) was crowned Queen Consort England
22 Feb 1403
On 22 Feb 1403 Charles "Victorious" VII King France 1403-1461 was born to Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France 1368-1422 (34) and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France 1370-1435 (33)
11 Apr 1403
12 Apr 1403
On 12 Apr 1403 John Filiol 1360-1403 (43) died
11 Jun 1403
06 Jul 1403
On 06 Jul 1403 Reginald Cobham 2nd Baron Cobham Sternborough 1348-1403 (55) died . His son Reginald Cobham 3rd Baron Cobham Sternborough 1381-1446 (22) succeeded as 3rd Baron Cobham Sternborough in Kent (4C 1347) .
21 Jul 1403
21 Jul 1403
Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (36)
, with his son the future
Henry V King England 1386-1422 (16)
, defeated the rebel army of
Henry "Hotspur" Percy 1364-1403 (39)
Battle of Shrewsbury
at the site now known as
Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Henry V King England 1386-1422 (16)
took an arrow to the side of his face leaving him severely scarred.
John Stanley 1350-1414 (53)
was wounded in the throat.
Thomas Strickland 1367-1455 (36)
fought and was awarded £38 and two of the rebel Henry's horses.
Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 (21)
fought for the King.
Walter Blount 1348-1403 (55)
, the King's Standard Bearer, was killed
by Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine 1372-1424 (31)
Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403 (47) was killed .
Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford 1378-1403 (25) was killed . His son Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 succeeded as 6th Earl Stafford (1C 1351) , 7th Baron Stafford (1C 1299) . Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham by marriage Baroness Stafford (1C 1299) .
Hugh Shirley 1351-1403 (52) was killed ; he was one of four knights dressed as Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (36) .
Of the rebels, Henry "Hotspur" Percy 1364-1403 (39) , Madog Kynaston 1360-1403 (43) and John Clifton -1403 were killed . Thomas Percy 1st Earl Worcester 1343-1403 (60) was beheaded after the battle. Richard Vernon 1355-1403 (48) was hanged .
21 Jul 1403
Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403
was buried at
St Oswalds Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Monument to Edmund Cockayne 1356-1403 and his first wife Margaret Longford . Camail and Jupon Period . Cockerel Crest . St Oswalds Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire .
After 21 Jul 1403 Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 (52) and Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Camoys 1371-1417 (32) were married . Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Camoys 1371-1417 (32) by marriage Baroness Camoys (2C 1383) .
22 Jul 1403
On 22 Jul 1403 Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 (21) was appointed 99th Knight Garter: Henry IV .
Around Aug 1403 Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Bolton 1327-1403 (76) died . His son Roger Scrope 2nd Baron Scrope Bolton 1369-1403 (33) succeeded as 2nd Baron Scrope Bolton .
01 Sep 1403
On 01 Sep 1403 Joan Fitzhenry Baroness Greystoke 1333-1403 (70) died
08 Sep 1403
25 Sep 1403
On 25 Sep 1403 Louis Valois-Anjou III Duke Anjou 1403-1434 was born to Louis King Naples 1377-1417 (25) and Yolanda Barcelona Queen Consort Naples .
01 Nov 1403
On 01 Nov 1403 John Harlaston 1403-1456 was born to Ivo Harleston 1378-1403 (25) .
10 Nov 1403
On 10 Nov 1403 Ivo Harleston 1378-1403 (25) died .
12 Nov 1403
On 12 Nov 1403 Robert Morley 1375-1403 (28) died .
03 Dec 1403
On 03 Dec 1403 Roger Scrope 2nd Baron Scrope Bolton 1369-1403 (33) died at Bolton, Lancashire . His son Richard Scrope 3rd Baron Scrope Bolton 1393-1420 (10) succeeded as 3rd Baron Scrope Bolton . Margaret Neville Baroness Scrope Bolton by marriage Baroness Scrope Bolton .