03 Feb is in February.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1014. This year King Sweyne (age 54) ended his days at Candlemas, the third day before the nones of February; and the same year Elfwy, Bishop of York, was consecrated in London, on the festival of St. Juliana. The fleet all chose Knute (age 19) for king; whereupon advised all the counsellors of England, clergy and laity, that they should send after King Ethelred (age 48); saying, that no sovereign was dearer to them than their natural lord, if he would govern them better than he did before. Then sent the king hither his son Edward, with his messengers; who had orders to greet all his people, saying that he would be their faithful lord-would better each of those things that they disliked-and that each of the things should be forgiven which had been either done or said against him; provided they all unanimously, without treachery, turned to him. Then was full friendship established, in word and in deed and in compact, on either side. And every Danish king they proclaimed an outlaw for ever from England. Then came King Ethelred (age 48) home, in Lent, to his own people; and he was gladly received by them all. Meanwhile, after the death of Sweyne (age 54), sat Knute (age 19) with his army in Gainsborough [Map] until Easter; and it was agreed between him and the people of Lindsey, that they should supply him with horses, and afterwards go out all together and plunder. But King Ethelred (age 48) with his full force came to Lindsey before they were ready; and they plundered and burned, and slew all the men that they could reach. Knute (age 19), the son of Sweyne (age 54), went out with his fleet (so were the wretched people deluded by him), and proceeded southward until he came to Sandwich [Map]. There he landed the hostages that were given to his father, and cut off their hands and ears and their noses. Besides all these evils, the king ordered a tribute to the army that lay at Greenwich [Map], of 21,000 pounds. This year, on the eve of St. Michael's day, came the great sea-flood, which spread wide over this land, and ran so far up as it never did before, overwhelming many towns, and an innumerable multitude of people.
On 03 Feb 1014 Sweyn "Forkbeard" King Denmark King Norway King England (age 54) died. His son Harald King Denmark succeeded King Denmark. There was a dispute as to who succeeded to the Kingdom of England with some supporting King Æthelred "Unready" II of England (age 48) and some King Canute of England (age 19).
On 03 Feb 1112 Raymond Berenguer Barcelona III Count Barcelona (age 29) and Douce Gevaudan Countess Barcelona (age 22) were married. She by marriage Countess Barcelona. He the son of Ramon Berenguer "Towhead" Barcelona II Count Barcelona.
In 03 Feb 1168 Hugh Toucy Archbishop Sens died.
On 03 Feb 1276 Edmund "Crouchback" Plantagenet 1st Earl of Leicester 1st Earl Lancaster (age 31) and Blanche Capet Queen Navarre (age 28) were married. She by marriage Countess Lancaster. He the son of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence Queen Consort England (age 53). They were second cousin once removed. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.
On 03 Feb 1290 Henry Wittelsbach I Duke Lower Bavaria I Duke Bavaria (age 54) died. His son Otto Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria (age 28) succeeded III Duke Bavaria.
On 03 Feb 1343 William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley (age 58) died. He was buried at Kirkham Priory North Yorkshire [Map]. His son William Ros 3rd Baron Ros Helmsley (age 13) succeeded 3rd Baron Ros Helmsley and inherited Belvoir Castle [Map]. Margaret Neville (age 13) by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley.
On 03 Feb 1388 the Merciless Parliament commenced. It ended on 04 Jun 1388. Its primary function was to prosecute members of the Court of King Richard II of England (age 21). The term "Merciless" is contemporary having been coined by the chronicler Henry Knighton.
Archbishop Alexander Neville (age 47) was found guilty of treason and it was determined to imprison him for life in Rochester Castle [Map]. He fled to Louvain where he became a parish priest for the remainder of his life.
Robert de Vere 1st Duke Ireland (age 26) was attainted.
On 03 Feb 1399 John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (age 58) died at Leicester Castle [Map]. Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster (age 48) was by his side. He was buried in the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral [Map] with his first wife Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster. His son Henry IV King England (age 31) succeeded 2nd Duke Lancaster 2C 1362, 7th Earl of Leicester 2C 1265.
Before 03 Feb 1470 Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby 8th Baron Welles attacked Gainsborough Old Hall [Map] home of Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh (age 39), a senior Yorkist, Edward IV's (age 27) Master of the Horse. It isn't known whether this attack was a consequence of local or national issues. King Edward IV of England (age 27) summoned Robert's father Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby 7th Baron Welles (age 42) and uncle-in-law Thomas Dymoke (age 42) (married to Margaret Welles (age 38) sister of Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby 8th Baron Welles) to London. Both initially went into Sanctuary Westminster Abbey [Map] but were pardoned on 03 Mar 1470.
On 03 Feb 1478 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham was born to Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham (age 23) and Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham Duchess Bedford (age 20) at Brecon Castle.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 03 Feb 1544. The iij day of Feybruarii was a proclamacyon that who so ever do take ser Thomas Wyatt (age 23), exsept Harper, Ysseley (age 44), and Rudston (age 29), shuld have C. lb. land to ym and ys heirs for ever.
On 03 Feb 1614 Robert Ker 1st Earl Roxburghe (age 44) and Jean Drummond Countess Roxburghe (age 29) were married at Somerset House [Map]. She, Jean, was the sister of his son-in-law John Drummond 2nd Earl Perth (age 26) who had married his daughter Jean Ker Countess Perth. The wedding was attended by the King (age 47) and Queen (age 39). There was a masque Hymen's Triumph written by Samuel Daniel.
Evelyn's Diary. 03 Feb 1644. The Palaise, as they call the upper part, was built in the time of Philip the Fair, noble and spacious. The great Hall annexed to it, is arched with stone, having a range of pillars in the middle, round which, and at the sides, are shops of all kinds, especially booksellers'. One side is full of pews for the clerks of the advocates, who swarm here (as ours at Westminster). At one of the ends stands an altar, at which mass is said daily. Within are several chambers, courts, treasuries, etc. Above that is the most rich and glorious Salle d'Audience, the chamber of St. Louis, and other superior Courts where the Parliament sits, richly gilt on embossed carvings and frets, and exceedingly beautified.
On 03 Feb 1689 William Maynard 2nd Baron Maynard (age 66) died. His son Banastre Maynard 3rd Baron Maynard (age 47) succeeded 3rd Baron Maynard of Wicklow, 3rd Baron Maynard of Estaines ad Turrim Little Easton. Elizabeth Grey Baroness Maynard by marriage Baroness Maynard of Wicklow and Baroness Maynard of Estaines ad Turrim Little Easton.
On 03 Feb 1732 Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Baron Conway (age 52) died at Lisburn, Antrim. His son Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Marquess Hertford (age 13) succeeded 2nd Baron Conway of Ragley in Warwickshire 1C 1703 England, 2nd Baron Conway of Killultagh in Antrim.
On 03 Feb 1738 Thomas Needham 9th Viscount Kilmorey (age 34) died.
On 03 Feb 1765 William Petty 1st Marquess Lansdowne (age 27) and Sophia Carteret Countess Shelburne (age 19) were married at Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. She by marriage Countess Shelburne in County Wexford. She the daughter of John Carteret 2nd Earl Granville and Sophia Fermor Countess Granville. He the son of John Petty-Fitzmaurice 1st Earl Shelburne.
On 03 Feb 1801 William Edwardes 3rd Baron Kensington was born to William Edwardes 2nd Baron Kensington (age 23) and Dorothy Patricia Thomas Baroness Kensington.
On 03 Feb 1825 George Henry Conyngham 3rd Marquess Conyngham was born to Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham (age 27) and Jane Paget Marchioness Conyngham (age 26).
On 03 Feb 1830 John Savile 2nd Earl Mexborough (age 68) died. His son John Savile 3rd Earl Mexborough (age 46) succeeded 3rd Earl Mexborough of Lifford in County Donegal. Anne Yorke Countess Mexborough (age 47) by marriage Countess Mexborough of Lifford in County Donegal.
Times Newspaper Court Circulars. 03 Feb 1866. Her Majesty (age 46) drove out yesterday morning and afternoon. Mr. Engleheart arrived at Osborne on Thursday, and had the honour of dining with Her Majesty (age 46) and the Royal family yesterday. The Queen (age 46) held a Council today, which was attended by Earl Russell (age 73), Earl de Grey and Ripon (age 38), and Mr. Guschen.
Mr. Helps was Clerk of the Council.
Earl Cowley (age 61), Viscount Sydney (age 60), and Sir Charles Young (age 70), Garter King of Arms, arrived from London this morning. Lord Cowley (age 61) was introduced by Lord Sydney (age 60), Lord Chamberlain (Sir Charles Young (age 70) attending with the insignia of the Order of the Garter), and Her Majesty (age 46) invested Lord Cowley (age 61) with the Riband and Badge of the Garter.
On 03 Feb 1866 Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope 8th Duke Newcastle-under-Lyme was born to Henry Pelham Alexander Pelham-Clinton 6th Duke Newcastle-under-Lyme (age 32) and Henrietta Adela Hope Duchess Newcastle under Lyne (age 23).
On 03 Feb 1886 Bishop Leslie Owen was born.
On 03 Feb 1904 Roger Makins 1st Baron Sherfield was born.
Times Newspaper Court Circulars. 04 Feb 1905.
We have to announce the death of Florence, Marchioness of Hastings (age 62), wife of Sir George Chetwynd, Bart., which took place on Sunday morning at Long Walk House, Windsor, after a few days' illness. The funeral will take place at Grendon, Atherstone, on Thursday next, at 2 o'clock.
Note. On 03 Feb 1907 Florence Cecilia Paget Marchioness Hastings (age 64) died.
On 03 Feb 2007 Timothy George Frank Boteler Irby 10th Baron Boston (age 67) died. His son George William Eustace Boteler Irby 11th Baron Boston (age 35) succeeded 11th Baron Boston, 12th Baronet Irby of Whaplode and Boston.