On this Day in History ... 02 August
On 02 Aug 1100 William "Rufus" II King England 1056-1100 (44) was killed whilst hunting, not known whether accidentally or otherwise, in the New Forest. His brother King Henry I "Beauclerc" England (32) succeeded I King England. The brothers Robert Beaumont 1st Earl of Leicester Count Meulan 1040-1118 (60) and Henry Beaumont 1st Earl Warwick 1050-1119 (50), and Roger Clare 1066-1131 (34) and Gilbert Clare 1066-1117 (34) were present.
On 02 Aug 1589 Henry III King France 1551-1589 (37) was assassinated.
On 02 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (57) left at Nonsuch Palace Nonsuch Park Cheam to commence her Royal Progress. She travelled south to Mansion House Leatherhead ; the home of Edmund Tilney 1536-1610 (55).
John Evelyn's Diary 1637 1639 University. 09 Jul 1638. I went home to visit my friends, and, on the 26th, with my brother (21) and sister to Lewes, where we abode till the 31st; and thence to one Mr. Michael's, of Houghton, near Arundel, where we were very well treated; and, on the 2d of August, to Portsmouth, and thence, having surveyed the fortifications (a great rarity in that blessed halcyon time in England), we passed into the Isle of Wight, to the house of my Baroness Richards, in a place called Yaverland; but were turned the following day to Chichester, where, having viewed the city and fair cathedral, we returned home.
John Evelyn's Diary 1641 May. The 31 May 1641 to Nimeguen: and on the 2nd of August we arrived at the League, where was then the whole army encamped about Genep, a very strong castle situated on the river Waal; but, being taken four or five days before, we had only a sight of the demolitions. The next Sunday was the thanksgiving sermons performed in Colonel Goring's (32) regiment (eldest son of the since Earl of Norwich) by Mr. Goffe (36), his chaplain (now turned Roman, and father-confessor to the Queen-Mother (31)). The evening was spent in firing cannon and other expressions of military triumphs.
Now, according to the compliment, I was received a volunteer in the company of Captain Apsley (25), of whose Captain-lieutenant, Honywood, (Apsley being absent,) T received many civilities.
John Evelyn's Diary 1651 August. 02 Aug 1651. I went with my wife (16) to Conflans, where were abundance of ladies and others bathing in the river; the ladies had their tents spread on the water for privacy.
John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 02 Aug 1654. This evening we arrived at Worcester, the Judges of Assize and Sheriff of just entering as we did. Viewing the town the next day, we found the Cathedral much ruined by the late wars, otherwise a noble structure. The town is neatly paved and very clean, the goodly river Severn running by it, and standing in a most fertile country.
John Evelyn's Diary 1663 August. 02 Aug 1663. This evening I accompanied Mr. Treasurer and Vice-Chamberlain Carteret (53) to his lately married son-in-law's, Sir Thomas Scott (25), to Scott's Hall. We took barge as far as Gravesend, and thence by post to Rochester, whence in coach and six horses to Scott's Hall; a right noble seat, uniformly built, with a handsome gallery. It stands in a park well stored, the land fat and good. We were exceedingly feasted by the young knight, and in his pretty chapel heard an excellent sermon by his chaplain. In the afternoon, preached the learned Sir Norton Knatchbull (who has a noble seat hard by, and a plantation of stately fir trees). In the churchyard of the parish church I measured an overgrown yew tree, that was eighteen of my paces in compass, out of some branches of which, torn off by the winds, were sawed divers goodly planks.
John Evelyn's Diary 1665 August. 02 Aug 1665. A solemn fast through England to deprecate God's displeasure against the land by pestilence and war; our Doctor preaching on 26 Levit. v. 41, 42, that the means to obtain remission of punishment was not to repine at it; but humbly to submit to it.
John Evelyn's Diary 1683 August. 02 Aug 1683. The Countesses of Bristol (63) and Sunderland (37), aunt and cousin-german of the late Lord Russell, came to visit me, and condole his sad fate. The next day, came Colonel Russell (63), uncle to the late Lord Russell, and brother to the Earl of Bedford (67), and with him Mrs. Middleton (38), that famous and indeed incomparable beauty, daughter to my relation, Sir Robert Needham.
On 02 Aug 1767 Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn 1767-1820 was born to George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (29) and Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (23) at Buckingham House.
On 02 Aug 1868 Constantine I King Greece 1868-1923 was born to George I King Greece 1845-1913 (22) and Olga Constantinovna Holstein Gottorp Romanov Queen Consort Greece 1851-1926 (16). He a 4 x great grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.
On 02 Aug 1878 Ingeborg Glücksburg 1878-1958 was born to Frederick VIII King Denmark 1843-1912 (35) and Louise of Sweden Queen Consort Denmark 1851-1926 (26). She a 4 x great granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.