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On this Day in History ... 25 February

1308 Coronation of Edward II and Isabella

1601 Essex Rebellion

On 25 Feb 1247 Henry Luxembourg IV Duke Limburg 1195-1247 (52) died. His Son Waleran Luxembourg IV Duke Limburg -1279 succeeded IV Duke Limburg. His Son Adolf Luxembourg VII Count Berg -1279 succeeded VII Count Berg.

On 25 Feb 1259 Blanche Burgundy 1259-1321 was born to Alfonso III King Portugal 1210-1279 (48) and Beatrice Ivrea Queen Consort Portugal 1254-1280 (5). She a 2 x Great Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189.

On 25 Feb 1264 Thomas Cantilupe Bishop Hereford 1218-1282 (46) was appointed Lord Chancellor.

Coronation of Edward II and Isabella

On 25 Feb 1308 King Edward II of England (23) was crowned II King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey by Henry Woodlock, Bishop Winchester. Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (13) was crowned Queen Consort England.
Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) carried the Royal Crown.
William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal 1277-1314 (30) carried the Gilt Spurs.
Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (32) carried the Royal Sceptre.
Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 (27) carried the Royal Rod.
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (30) carried the sword Curtana (the sword of Edward the ConFessor).
Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (20) carried the table bearing the Royal Robes.
Thomas Grey 1280-1344 (28) and Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter 1247-1326 (61) attended.

Around 1747. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. View across the River Thames to Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall.

1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster Abbey with a procession of Knights of the Bath. St Margaret's Church adjacent with the flag.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster from near the Terrace of Somerset House, Strand In the distance the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Bridge.

Around 1801. Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820 (62). Milkmaids in St James' Park, St James' with Westminster Abbey Beyond.

On 25 Feb 1361 William Jülich V Duke Jülich 1299-1361 (62) died. His Son William Jülich I Duke Jülich 1327-1393 (34) succeeded I Duke Jülich.

On 25 Feb 1390 Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 (17) was created 1st Earl Rutland (1C 1390). Beatrice Burgundy Countess Rutland, Countess Cork 1373-1408 (17) by marriage Countess Rutland (1C 1390).

On 25 Feb 1475 Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick 1475-1499 was born to George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (25) and Isabel Neville 1451-1476 (23) at Warwick Castle. He a 3 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England.

Around 1748. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Warwick Castle.

Around 1752. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Warwick Castle East Front from the Courtyard.

On 25 Feb 1540 Henry Howard 1st Earl Northampton 1540-1614 was born to Henry Howard 1516-1547 (24) and Frances Vere 1517-1577 (23) at Shottesham.

On 25 Feb 1558 Eleanor Habsburg-Spain Queen Consort France, Queen Consort Portugal 1498-1558 (59) died.

On 25 Feb 1561 Edward Talbot 8th Earl Shrewsbury, 8th Earl Waterford 1561-1617 was christened.

1586. Hieronimo Custodis Painter -1593. Portrait of Edward Talbot 8th Earl Shrewsbury, 8th Earl Waterford 1561-1617 (24).

Essex Rebellion

On 25 Feb 1601 Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (35) was beheaded at Tower Green, Tower of London during the Essex Rebellion.

In 1590 William Segar 1554-1663. Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (24).

Around 1596 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636 (34). Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (30).

Around 1597 Marcus Gheeraerts 1562-1636 (35). Portrait of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex 1565-1601 (31).

On 25 Feb 1603 John Savage 2nd Earl Rivers 1603-1654 was born to Thomas Savage 1st Viscount Savage 1586-1635 (17) and Elizabeth Darcy 2nd Countess Rivers 1581-1650 (22).

On 25 Feb 1603 Katherine Carey Countess Nottingham 1550-1603 (53) died at Arundel House. She was buried in Chelsea Old Church on 25 Apr 1603.

In 1590 Robert "The Elder" Peake 1551-1619 (39). Portrait of Katherine Carey Countess Nottingham 1550-1603 (40).

On 25 Feb 1639 Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury 1621-1683 (17) and Margaret Coventry were married.

Around 1672 John Greenhill 1644-1676 (28). Portrait of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury 1621-1683 (50).

Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman 1603-1671. Portrait of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury 1621-1683.

On 25 Feb 1640 Thomas Darcy 1st Earl Rivers 1565-1640 (75) died at Winchester House, Broad Street. His Daughter Elizabeth Darcy 2nd Countess Rivers 1581-1650 (59) succeeded 2nd Earl Rivers (2C 1626). John Savage 2nd Earl Rivers 1603-1654 (37) by marriage 2nd Earl Rivers (2C 1626).

On 25 Feb 1661 Anne Fitzroy Countess Sussex 1661-1722 was born illegitimately to Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) and Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess Cleveland 1640-1709 (20) at Westminster. She an illegitimate Great Granddaughter of Henry IV King France 1553-1610.

On 25 Feb 1699 Robert Shirley 1673-1699 (25) died of smallpox. His Brother Washington Shirley 2nd Earl Ferrers 1677-1729 (21) succeeded 2nd Earl Ferrers. Mary Levinge Countess Ferrers -1740 by marriage Countess Ferrers.

Around 1704. Michael Dahl 1659-1743 (45). Portrait of Mary Levinge Countess Ferrers -1740.

On 25 Feb 1700 James Douglas 2nd Marquess Douglas 1646-1700 (54) died.

On 25 Feb 1711 John Perceval 2nd Earl Egmont 1711-1770 was born to John Perceval 1st Earl Egmont 1683-1748 (27) and Catherine Parker Countess Egmont 1690-1749 (21).

Around 1759 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (35). Portrait of John Perceval 2nd Earl Egmont 1711-1770 (47) and Catherine Compton Countess Egmont 1731-1784 (27).

On 25 Feb 1713 Frederick I King Prussia 1657-1713 (55) died. His Son Frederick William "Soldier King" I King Prussia 1688-1740 (24) succeeded I King Prussia. Sophia Dorothea Hanover Queen Consort Prussia 1687-1757 (25) by marriage Queen Consort Prussia.

On 25 Feb 1713 William Paget 6th Baron Paget Beaudasert 1637-1713 (76) died. On 25 Feb 1713 His Son Henry Paget 1st Earl Uxbridge 1663-1743 (50) succeeded 7th Baron Paget Beaudasert.

On 25 Feb 1743 James Cornwallis 4th Earl Cornwallis 1743-1824 was born to Charles Cornwallis 1st Earl Cornwallis 1700-1762 (42) and Elizabeth Townshend Countess Cornwallis -1785.

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788. Portrait of Charles Cornwallis 1st Earl Cornwallis 1700-1762.

On 25 Feb 1749 John Chetwynd-Talbot 1st Earl Talbot 1749-1793 was born to John Talbot 1712-1756 (37) and Catherine Chetwynd 1722-1785 (26).

In 1773 Pompeo Batoni Painter 1708-1787 (64). Portrait of John Chetwynd-Talbot 1st Earl Talbot 1749-1793 (23).

On 25 Feb 1753 Frances Twysden 1753-1821 was born to Philip Twysden Bishop Raphoe 1713-1752 posthumously.

On 25 Feb 1773 Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart 10th Duke Veragua, 5th Duke Berwick 1773-1794 was born to Carlos Fitz-James Stuart 10th Duke Veragua, 4th Duke Berwick 1752-1787 (20) and Caroline Stolberg-Gedern Duchess Veragua, Duchess Berwick 1755-1828 (18) at Paris. He a 3 x Great Grandson of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701.

On 25 Feb 1773 Augustus Frederick Hanover 1st Duke Sussex 1773-1843 was christened at Great Council Chamber, St James's Palace.

On 25 Feb 1789 Daniel Finch 1789-1868 was born to Heneage Finch 4th Earl Aylesford 1751-1812 (37) and Louisa Thynne Countess Aylesford 1760-1832 (28).

On 25 Feb 1795 Edward Bligh 5th Earl Darnley 1795-1835 was born to John Bligh 4th Earl Darnley 1767-1831 (27).

On 25 Feb 1809 John Murray 4th Earl Dunmore 1730-1809 (79) died. His Son George Murray 5th Earl Dunmore 1762-1836 (46) succeeded 5th Earl Dunmore. Susan Hamilton Countess Dunmore 1774-1846 (35) by marriage Countess Dunmore.

On 25 Feb 1812 Adelaide Augusta Lavinia Rawdon-Hastings 1812-1860 was born to Francis Rawdon-Hastings 1st Marquess Hastings 1754-1826 (57).

Around 1784 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (56). Portrait of Francis Rawdon-Hastings 1st Marquess Hastings 1754-1826 (29).

Around 1795 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (36). Portrait of Francis Rawdon-Hastings 1st Marquess Hastings 1754-1826 (40).

Before 23 Jan 1810 John Hoppner 1758-1810. Portrait of Francis Rawdon-Hastings 1st Marquess Hastings 1754-1826.

On 25 Feb 1822 John Perceval 3rd Earl Egmont 1738-1822 (84) died. His Son John Perceval 4th Earl Egmont 1767-1835 (54) succeeded 4th Earl Egmont. Bridget Wynn Countess Egmont -1826 by marriage Countess Egmont.

On 25 Feb 1883 Princess Alice Countess Athlone 1883-1981 was born to Leopold Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1st Duke Albany 1853-1884 (29) and Helena Waldeck Duchess Albany. She a Granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901.

10 Mar 1863. William Powell Frith 1819-1909 (44). Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra. The artist has depicted the moment when the Prince (21) is about to place the ring on the Princess' (18) finger. The two little boys dressed in tartan are Prince Leopold (9) and Prince Arthur (12), Queen Victoria's youngest sons. At the top right of the painting the Queen (43) herself looks down on the ceremony.

On 25 Feb 1885 Alice Mountbatten 1885-1969 was born to Louis Mountbatten 1st Marquess Milford Haven 1854-1921 (30) and Victoria Hesse-Darmstadt Marchioness Milford Haven 1863-1950 (21). She a Great Granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901.

North Aisle, Salisbury Cathedral. On 25 Feb 1913 Horatio Nelson 3rd Earl Nelson 1823-1913 (89) died.

On 25 Feb 1967 Gerald Hugh Grosvenor 4th Duke Westminster 1907-1967 (60) died. His Brother Robert George Grosvenor 5th Duke Westminster 1910-1979 (56) succeeded 5th Duke Westminster. Viola Maud Lyttelton Duchess Westminster 1912-1987 (54) by marriage Duchess Westminster.