On this Day in History ... 29 July
On 29 Jul 1237 Ingeborg Estridsen Queen Consort France 1174-1237 (63) died.
On 29 Jul 1356 Martin I King Aragon 1356-1410 was born to Peter IV King Aragon 1319-1387 (36) and Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon. He a 4 x great grandson of Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226.
On 29 Jul 1418 the English forces commenced the Siege of Rouen with the city being taken on 19 Jan 1419. Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1385-1452 (33) fought. John Blount 1388-1418 (30) died. William Harrington 1373-1440 (45), the King's Standard Bearer, was wounded.
Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford 1378-1449 (40) fought.
Henry Beaufort 2nd Earl Somerset 1401-1418. John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset 1403-1444 (15) succeeded 3rd Earl Somerset 2C 1397.
On 29 Jul 1476 Edward I's paternal grand-father Edward of York, his father Richard of York and and his younger brother Edmund were reburied at St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay in a ceremony attended by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (34), George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (26), Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (21), William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (45), Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (36).
On 29 Jul 1509 Richard "The Elder" Croft -1509 died in Croft Castle Croft. Monument in St Mary the Virgin Church Chipping Norton. Finely made in alabaster. Fluted Period. Two complete effigies,still Gothic in line and detail, on a Crocketed niched chest with angels and shields.
On 29 Jul 1558 Henry Sacheverell 1526-1558 (32) died at Ratcliffe on Soar. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Ratcliffe on Soar.
On 10 Feb 1554 Lucie Pole 1528-1554 died.
She wearing a puffed sleeve gown with triple chain with French Hood. His head on a great helm with Goat Crest. Possibly Richard Parker of Burton on Trent with Dogs chewing at her dress.
On 29 Jul 1565 Henry "Lord Darnley" Stewart 1545-1567 (19) and Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 (22) were married (he was her half first cousin) at Holyrood Palace, Holyrood. He a great grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 and 4 x great grandson of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France 1368-1422. She a great granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509. She a 4 x great granddaughter of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France 1368-1422.
On 29 Jul 1567 James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625 (1) was crowned VI King Scotland: Stewart.
John Evelyn's Diary 1654 July. 29 Jul 1654. I went to Langford to see my Cousin Stephens. I also saw Dryfield, the house heretofore of Sir John Pretyman, grandfather to my wife (19), and sold by her uncle; both the seat and house very honorable and well built, much after the modern fashion.
John Evelyn's Diary 1666 July. 29 Jul 1666. The pestilence now fresh increasing in our parish, I forbore going to church. In the afternoon came tidings of our victory over the Dutch, sinking some, and driving others aground, and into their ports.
On 29 Jul 1672 Charles Lennox 1st Duke Richmond 1672-1723 was born illegitimately to Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (42) and Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734 (22).
On 29 Jul 1735 Sophia Louise Mecklenburg Schwerin Queen Consort Prussia 1685-1735 (50) died.
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. Diana Spencer Princess Wales 1961-1997 (20) by marriage Prince Wales. He a son of Elizabeth II Queen United Kingdom 1926-.