20 Dec is in December.
On 20 Dec 1292 King Edward I (age 53) stayed at Horton Castle [Map] for one night when returning from adjudicating the claim to the Scottish throne. The landholder, Sir Guiscard de Charron, had used the occasion of Edwards's visit to ask for the necessary permission to fortify his manor house, that Edward was currently a guest in. The license to crenelate was granted one week later in Newcastle.
On 20 Dec 1532 John Günther Schwarzburg 1st Count of Schwarzburg Sondershausen was born.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 20 Dec 1556. [The xx day of December the Queen (age 40) rode in her chariot through the park from] Santt James unto the galere, and so [took] her barge unto Westmynster, and landyd [at the palace,] and so in-to the abbay, and ther her grace hard [even song], and my lord cardenalle (age 56) and my lord Montyguw (age 28), [and my] lord Darse of Essex (age 59) dyd bere the sword a-for [her grace], and my lade Montyguw (age 18) bare up the quen ['s train].
On 20 Dec 1558 Bishop John Holyman (age 63) died.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 20 Dec 1559. The xx day of Desember a-for non, was sant Thomas evyn, my lord of Canturbere (age 55) whent to Bow chyrche and ther wher v nuw byshopes mad.1559 Consecration of new Bishops
Note. P. 220. New bishops made. A tabular list of the new bishops will be found in Strype, Annals, i. 157.
On 20 Dec 1576 John Carey 3rd Baron Hunsdon (age 26) and Mary Hyde Baroness Hunsdon (age 22) were married.
On 20 Dec 1583 Edward Arden (age 50) was hanged, drawn and quartered at Smithfield [Map] for having plotted against Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 50) with his son-in-law John Somerville (deceased) who had implicated him during torture. He was tried by Christopher Wray Chief Justice (age 59).
On 20 Dec 1642 Edward Montagu 2nd Earl Manchester (age 40) and Essex Cheeke Countess Manchester were married. She by marriage Countess Manchester. He the son of Henry Montagu 1st Earl Manchester (deceased) and Catherine Spencer.
On 20 Dec 1652 BIshop Samuel Bradford was born.
Pepy's Diary. 20 Dec 1665. So I away home, and was there sat up for to be spoken with my young Mrs. Daniel, to pray me to speake for her husband to be a Lieutenant. I had the opportunity here of kissing her again and again, and did answer that I would be very willing to do him any kindnesse, and so parted, and I to bed, exceedingly pleased in all my matters of money this month or two, it having pleased God to bless me with several opportunities of good sums, and that I have them in effect all very well paid, or in my power to have. But two things trouble me; one, the sicknesse is increased above 80 this weeke (though in my owne parish not one has died, though six the last weeke); the other, most of all, which is, that I have so complexed an account for these last two months for variety of layings out upon Tangier, occasions and variety of gettings that I have not made even with myself now these 3 or 4 months, which do trouble me mightily, finding that I shall hardly ever come to understand them thoroughly again, as I used to do my accounts when I was at home.
On 20 Dec 1790 Elizabeth Gunning Duchess Hamilton and Argyll (age 57) died in Argyll House 211 King's Road King's Road. Her son Douglas Hamilton 8th Duke Hamilton 5th Duke Brandon (age 34) succeeded 2nd Baron Hamilton of Hamilton in Leicestershire. Elizabeth Anne Burrell Duchess Hamilton Duchess Brandon (age 33) by marriage Baroness Hamilton of Hamilton in Leicestershire.
On 20 Dec 1812 George Carpenter 3rd Earl Tyrconnel (age 24) was killed.
William Reeve of Leadenham: Around 1751 he was born to William Reeve of Melton Mowbray. Before 28 Jul 1783 William Reeve of Leadenham (age 32) and Millicent Mary King (age 28) were married. On 20 Dec 1820 William Reeve of Leadenham (age 69) died.
Millicent Mary King: Around 1755 she was born to John King of Ashby in Lincolnshire and Millicent Mary Unknown.. On 23 May 1836 Millicent Mary King (age 81) died.
On 20 Dec 1877 Henry Willoughby 8th Baron Middleton (age 60) died at Birdsall House, Ryedale. His son Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby 9th Baron Middleton (age 33) succeeded 9th Baron Middleton, 10th Baronet Willoughby of Wollaton.
On 20 Dec 1901 Balthazar Stephen Sargant Foster 2nd Baron Ilkeston (age 34) and Mildred Charlotte Cobb were married.