History of Tewkesbury Abbey

1471 Battle of Tewkesbury

1477 Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho

Tewkesbury Abbey is in Tewkesbury.

Tewkesbury Abbey. Miscellaneous Photos.

On 07 Dec 1295 Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 (52) died at Monmouth Castle. He buried at Tewkesbury Abbey. His son Gilbert Clare 8th Earl Gloucester 7th Earl Hertford -1314 succeeded 8th Earl Gloucester 1C 1121, 7th Earl Hertford 1C 1138, 8th Lord Clare, 4th Lord Glamorgan.

After 1326. Tewkesbury Abbey. The remnants of the monument to Hugh "Younger" Despencer 1286-1326.

On 28 Feb 1336 William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Mortimer 1265-1336 (71) died at Tewkesbury Abbey. He was buried at Tewkesbury Abbey. His son Alan Zouche 2nd Baron Zouche Mortimer 1317-1346 (18) succeeded 2nd Baron Zouche Mortimer. Eleanor Damory Baroness Zouche Mortimer 1319-1360 (17) by marriage Baroness Zouche Mortimer.

On 31 May 1359 Elizabeth Montagu Baroness Badlesmere and Despencer 1324-1359 (35) died. Monument in Tewkesbury Abbey.

On 11 Nov 1375 Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer 3rd Baron Burghesh 1335-1375 (40) died at Llanblethian. He was buried at Tewkesbury Abbey. His son Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester 1373-1400 (2) succeeded 2nd Baron Despencer 4C 1357.

Chantry of Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer 3rd Baron Burghesh 1335-1375 (40) at Tewkesbury Abbey. Beautifully carved tomb in the Early English Perpendicular Style with a statue of him kneeling above the tomb facing the alter.

On 17 Aug 1390 Guy de Bryan 1318-1390 (71) died. Monument at Tewkesbury Abbey. Alabaster with, unusually, a portrait rather than a generic face. Early Plate Bascinet Period. He was buried at St James' Church, Slapton.

On 08 May 1411 William Beauchamp 1st Baron Bergavenny 1343-1411 (68) died at Meaux. He was buried at Tewkesbury Abbey. His son Richard Beauchamp 1st Earl Worcester 1396-1422 (15) succeeded 2nd Baron Bergavenny 1C 1392.

After 14 Apr 1471 John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 was buried at Tewkesbury Abbey.

Battle of Tewkesbury

On 04 May 1471 King Edward IV (29) was victorious at the Battle of Tewkesbury. His brother Richard (18), Richard Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp Powick 1435-1503 (36), John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (46), George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (31), John Savage 1422-1495 (49), John Savage 1444-1492 (27), Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (31), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley of Heighley 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (45), Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh 1431-1496 (40) fought. William Brandon 1425-1491 (46), George Browne 1440-1483 (31), Ralph Hastings -1495, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1433-1503 (38), James Tyrrell 1455-1502 (16), Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (38) were knighted. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (40) commanded.

Margaret of Anjou (41) was captured. Her son Edward of Westinster Prince of Wales 1453-1471 (17) was killed. He was the last of the Lancastrian line excluding the illegitmate Charles Somerset 1st Earl Worcester 1460-1526 (11) whose line continues to the present.

John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon 1435-1471 (36), John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock 1400-1471 (71), Humphrey Tuchet 1434-1471 (37) and John Beaufort 1441-1471 (30) were killed.

Edmund Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1439-1471 (32) and Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471 (44) were captured.

William Vaux of Harrowden 1436-1471 (35) and Robert Whittingham 1429-1471 (42) were killed.

Henry Roos -1504 fought and escaped to Tewkesbury Abbey where sough sanctuary. He was subsequently pardoned.

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After 04 May 1471 Edward of Westinster Prince of Wales 1453-1471 was buried at Tewkesbury Abbey. Brass floor marker of the grave of Edward of Westinster Prince Wales 1453-1471.

On 06 Oct 1476 Richard York 1476-1477 was born to George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (26) and Isabel Neville Duchess Clarence 1451-1476 (25) at Tewkesbury Abbey. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III England. Coefficient of inbreeding 5.33%.

Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho

On 22 Dec 1476 Isabel Neville Duchess Clarence 1451-1476 (25) died in childbirth. She was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey. George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (27) believed she had been murdered by Ankarette Twynyho -1477. Her son Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick 1475-1499 (1) succeeded 17th Earl Warwick 1C 1088. See Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho.

On 27 Apr 1534 Abbot John Wakeman -1549 was appointed Abbot Tewkesury Abbey.

After 1549. Tewkesbury Abbey. Cadaver Cenotaph to Abbot John Wakeman -1549. The Cadaver unusual for the detail of worms and mice.

After 1887. Tewkesbury Abbey. Monument to Dinah Maria Murlock. Sculpted by Henry Hugh Sculptor 1828-1905.

On 16 Jun 1912 Hemming Robeson died. Monument in Tewkesbury Abbey, sculpted by Percy Bryant Baker Sculptor 1881-1970 (30), was dedicated.