On this Day in History ... 14 March

14 Mar is in March.

1369 Battle of Montiel

1471 Edward IV lands at Ravenspur

On 14 Mar 1190 twin boys were born to King Philip II of France (age 24) and Isabelle Flanders Queen Consort France (age 19). The eldest Robert died the same day, the youngest Philip died three days later. Their mother Isabelle Flanders Queen Consort France (age 19) died from childbirth the day after the birth.

On 14 Mar 1271 Stephen Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria was born to Henry Wittelsbach I Duke Lower Bavaria I Duke Bavaria (age 35) and Elizabeth Duchess Bavaria (age 35). He a great x 3 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 14 Mar 1362 Richard Willoughby (age 72) died. In 1362 Richard Willoughby (age 72) was buried at St Mary & All Saints Church, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds [Map].

Battle of Montiel

On 14 Mar 1369 the army of Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile (age 35) defeated that of his half-brother Peter "Cruel" I King Castile (age 34) at the Battle of Montiel. Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile 1334-1379's army was commanded by Bertrand Geusclin (age 49). Peter "Cruel" I King Castile (age 34) escaped to the castle of Montiel, La Mancha.

After 14 Mar 1420 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (age 19) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton Baroness Dudley were married at Dudley. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

On 14 Mar 1424 Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine (age 52) arrived at La Rochelle with an army of men follwing the request of Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 21) for aid.

Edward IV lands at Ravenspur

On 14 Mar 1471 King Edward IV of England (age 28) landed at Ravenspur [Map] with William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings (age 40).

Before 14 Mar 1611 William Alington 1st Baron Alington was born to Giles Alington (age 38). He was baptised on 14 Mar 1611.

On 14 Mar 1629 Robert Barkham (age 75) died. He was buried in Church of St George, South Acre [Map].

Robert Barkham: Around 1554 he was born to Robert Edward Barkham (age 39) and Jane Frances Berney (age 39).

On 14 Mar 1630 Jenico Preston 5th Viscount Gormanston (age 46) died. His son Nicholas Preston 6th Viscount Gormanston (age 22) succeeded 6th Viscount Gormanston.

After 14 Mar 1683 Charles Montagu 1st Earl Halifax (age 21) and Anne Yelverton Countess Manchester (age 52) were married. She the widow of his cousin Robert Montagu 3rd Earl Manchester (deceased). The difference in their ages was 30 years.


On 14 Mar 1698 John Fleming 6th Earl Wigtown (age 25) and Margaret Lindsay Countess Wigtown were married. Margaret Lindsay Countess Wigtown by marriage Countess Wigtown. They were divorced in 1708. She the daughter of Colin Lindsay 3rd Earl Balcarres (age 45). He the son of William Fleming 5th Earl Wigtown and Henrietta Seton Countess Wigtown (age 45). They were half second cousin once removed.

After 14 Mar 1711. Gravestone of Eleanor Franklin (deceased) at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Ecton [Map]. The graves of Eleanor and her husband Thomas were shown to Benjamin Franklin (age 5) when he visited the graveyard in 1758 looking for his grandfather Thomas Franklin which he didn't find.


On 14 Mar 1741 John Montagu 4th Earl Sandwich (age 22) and Dorothy Fane Countess Sandwich (age 23) were married. She by marriage Countess Sandwich.

PAINTINGS/HIGHMORE/John_Montagu.jpg PAINTINGS/GAINSBOROUGH/John_Montagu_4th_Earl_Sandwich_1780.png PAINTINGS/BEACH/John_Montagu_4th_Earl_Sandwich.png

On 14 Mar 1754 Henry Cecil 1st Marquess Exeter was born to Thomas Cecil (age 26).

On 14 Mar 1760 Margaret Fortescue died unmarried. Her second cousin Margaret Rolle Countess Orford (age 51) abeyance terminated 15th Baroness Clinton.

On 14 Mar 1766 James Lumley (age 60) died unmarried, heavily in debt. He left his Durham estates to his nephew Richard Lumley-Saunderson 4th Earl Scarborough (age 40) and his Sussex estates to his nephew George Montagu Dunk 2nd Earl Halifax (age 49).

PAINTINGS/REYNOLDS/George_Montagu_Dunk_2nd_Earl_Halifax.jpg PAINTINGS/GARDNER/George_Montagu-Dunk.jpg

On 14 Mar 1774 Charles Medows aka Pierrepont 1st Earl Manvers (age 36) and Anne Mills Countess Manvers (age 27) were married at St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond.

PAINTINGS/BATONI/Augustus_Henry_Fitzroy.png PAINTINGS/DANCE-HOLLAND/Augustus_Fitzroy.jpg

On 14 Mar 1826 Thomas Fitzmaurice 5th Earl Orkney (age 22) and Isabella Irby Countess Orkney (age 19) were married.

On 14 Mar 1837 Joan Scott Viscountess Canning (age 60) died. Her son Charles Canning 1st Earl Canning (age 24) succeeded 2nd Viscount Canning.

On 14 Mar 1840 John Parker 1st Earl Morley (age 67) died. His son Edmund Parker 2nd Earl Morley (age 29) succeeded 2nd Earl Morley, 2nd Viscount Boringdon of North Malton in Devon.


After 14 Mar 1886. Monument to Lieutenant Mildmay Edward Fane (deceased) at St Nicholas' Church, Fulbeck.

Lieutenant Mildmay Edward Fane: On 29 Dec 1863 he was born to Francis Augustus Fane (age 38) and Augusta Fane (age 32) at Malta. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%. From 17 Feb 1885 to 14 Mar 1886 Lieutenant Mildmay Edward Fane (age 22) served at Gibraltar with the 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade. On 14 Mar 1886 Lieutenant Mildmay Edward Fane (age 22) died.


On 14 Mar 1901 Arthur Saunders Gore 5th Earl Arran (age 62) died. His son Arthur Gore 6th Earl of Arran (age 32) succeeded 6th Earl Arran 3C 1762.