23 Mar is in March.
On 23 Mar 1361 Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster (age 51) died at Leicester Castle [Map]. He was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newark [Map].
Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster (age 15) succeeded 5th Countess Lancaster and 2nd Countess Derby. John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (age 21) by marriage Earl Lancaster, Earl Derby 2C 1337. Maud Plantagenet Duchess Lower Bavaria (age 21) succeeded 5th Countess of Leicester.
Before 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) and Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer Baroness Ros Helmsley (age 24) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley. They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.
On 23 Mar 1421 the Dauphin's (age 18) French army and a Scottish army heavily defeated the English army at the Battle of Baugé. On the French side Étienne Vignolles "La Hire" fought. On the Scottish side John Stewart 2nd Earl Buchan (age 40) and John Stewart of Darnley 1st Count Évreux (age 41) fought. William Douglas (age 37) was killed.
On the English side John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset (age 18), Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (age 44), Thomas Beaufort Count Perche (age 16) and John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter (age 26) were captured. John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset (age 18) would be captive for the next seventeen years. Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (age 44) was released in 1422. Thomas Beaufort Count Perche (age 16) was release around 1427 in a prisoner exchange.
John Lumley (age 38) was killed in battle.
William Douglas 1st Lord Drumlanrig was present.
After 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) was buried at Belvoir Priory [Map]. His remains and monument were subsequently relocated to the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bottesford, Leicestershire [Map]. Early Plate Bascinet Period.
John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley: Around 1397 he was born to William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 27) and Margaret Fitzalan Baroness Ros Helmsley (age 25). On 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) died. His son John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 17) succeeded 7th Baron Ros Helmsley. Before 23 Mar 1421 John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) and Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer Baroness Ros Helmsley (age 24) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley. They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.
Detail of the Ros Peacock Crest which surmounted his Great Helm; only the feet remain.
Detail of the Hourglass Gauntlets and graffiti.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Mar 1557. The xxiij day of Marche was a commondement cam that the Kyng (age 29) and the Quen (age 41) wold ryd from the Towre-warff [Map] thrugh London with the nobuls of the rayme, boyth lordes and lades; and at the Towre-warff my lord mayre (age 57) mett ther gracys boyth, and thrugh London my masters the althermen and the shreyffes and alle the crafftes of London in ther leveres, and ther standynges set up of evere craft of tymbur, and the strett and the trumpettes blohyng with odur enstrementtes with grett joye and plesur, and grett shutyng of gones at the Towre, and the waytes plahyng on sant Peter's [Map] ledes [leads ie roofs] in Chepe; and my lord mayre (age 57) bare the septer a-for the Kyng and the Quen.
On 23 Mar 1629 Francis Fane 1st Earl of Westmoreland (age 49) died. His son Mildmay Fane 2nd Earl of Westmoreland (age 27) succeeded 2nd Earl of Westmoreland 2C 1624, 5th Baron Despencer 4C 1357, 2nd Baron Burghesh in Suffolk 3C 1624. Grace Thornhurst Countess of Westmoreland (age 25) by marriage Countess of Westmoreland.
On 23 Mar 1631 John Cooper 1st Baronet (age 33) died at Cassiobury Watford. He was buried in Wimborne St Giles Church. His son Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury (age 9) succeeded 2nd Baronet Cooper of Rockbourne in Southampton.
On 23 Mar 1636 Robert Nugent 1st Earl Nugent and Anne Craggs were married.
Mary Langham Countess Warrington: On 10 Mar 1652 she was born to James Langham 2nd Baronet (age 32). On 07 Jul 1670 Henry Booth 1st Earl Warrington (age 18) and Mary Langham Countess Warrington (age 18) were married. On 17 Apr 1690 Henry Booth 1st Earl Warrington (age 38) was created 1st Earl Warrington 1C 1690. Mary Langham Countess Warrington (age 38) by marriage Countess Warrington. On 23 Mar 1691 Mary Langham Countess Warrington (age 39) died.
On 23 Mar 1730 Charles I Landgrave Hesse-Kassel (age 75) died.
On 23 Mar 1732 Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg (age 55) died at Altenburg. His son Duke Frederick III of Saxe Coburg Altenburg III (age 32) succeeded III Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg. Luise Dorothea Saxe Meiningen Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg (age 21) by marriage Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg.
On 23 Mar 1756 Henry Herbert 10th Earl Pembroke 7th Earl Montgomery (age 21) and Elizabeth Spencer Countess Pembroke and Montgomery (age 19) were married. She by marriage Countess Pembroke, Countess Montgomery. She the daughter of Charles Spencer 3rd Duke Marlborough (age 49) and Elizabeth Trevor Duchess Marlborough (age 43). He the son of Henry Herbert 6th Earl Montgomery 9th Earl Pembroke and Mary Fitzwilliam Countess Pembroke and Montgomery (age 48).
On 23 Mar 1769 Augustus Henry Fitzroy 3rd Duke Grafton (age 33) and Anne Liddell Duchess Grafton (age 32) were divorced when he discovered she was pregnant by her lover John Fitzpatrick 2nd Earl Upper Ossory (age 23) whom she subsequently married. Plans to marry his mistress Anne aka Nancy Parsons Viscountess Maynard (age 34), if they existed, were undermined by the the discovery he discovered she was having an affair with John Frederick Sackville 3rd Duke Dorset (age 23).
On 23 Mar 1789 Thomas Osborne 4th Duke Leeds (age 75) died at St James' Square. He was buried at the Osborne Family Chapel at All Hallows' Church Harthill [Map]. His son Francis Osborne 5th Duke Leeds (age 38) succeeded 5th Duke Leeds, 5th Earl of Danby 2C 1674, 5th Viscount Osborne, 5th Viscount Latimer, 5th Baron Osborne of Kinderton, 6th Baronet Osborne of Kiveton. Catherine Anguish Duchess Leeds (age 25) by marriage Duchess Leeds.
On 23 Mar 1797 Ernest Augustus Edgecumbe 3rd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe was born to Richard Edgecumbe 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (age 32) and Sophia Hobart Countess Mount Edgcumbe (age 29).
On 23 Mar 1865 James Somerville 2nd Baron Meredyth and Athlumney was born to William Meredyth Somerville 1st Baron Meredyth and Athlumney (age 63) and Maria Georgiana Elizabeth Jones (age 33).
On 23 Mar 1883 Lawrence Palk 1st Baron Haldon (age 65) died. His son Lawrence Hesketh Palk 2nd Baron Haldon (age 36) succeeded 2nd Baron Haldon of Haldon in Devon, 5th Baronet Palk of Haldon House in Devon. Constance Mary Barrington Baroness Haldon (age 36) by marriage Baroness Haldon of Haldon in Devon.
On 23 Mar 1893 George William Sackville 10th Duke Bedford (age 40) died. George William Sackville 10th Duke Bedford (age 40) was buried at Bedford Chapel St Michael's Church Chenies. His brother Herbrand Arthur Sackville 11th Duke Bedford (age 35) succeeded 11th Duke Bedford 6C 1694, 11th Marquess Tavistock, 15th Earl Bedford 3C 1551, 15th Baron Russell 1C 1539, 11th Baron Howland of Streatham. Mary Caurroy Tribe Duchess Bedford by marriage Duchess Bedford.
After 23 Mar 1910. Memorials to Henry Basil Housonand his daughter Kathleen at St Nicholas' Church, Fulbeck.
On 23 Mar 1912 Hugh de Grey Seymour-Conway 6th Marquess Hertford (age 68) died. On 23 Mar 1912 His son George Francis Alexander Seymour 7th Marquess Hertford (age 41) succeeded 7th Marquess Hertford 2C 1793, 7th Earl Hertford 5C 1750, 7th Earl of Yarmouth 3C 1740, 7th Viscount Beauchamp 2C 1750, 8th Baron Conway of Ragley in Warwickshire 1C 1703 England, 8th Baron Conway of Killultagh in Antrim.
On 23 Mar 1916 Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon 4th Baron Scarsdale (age 84) died. His son George Nathaniel Curzon 1st Marquess Kedleston (age 57) succeeded 5th Baron Scarsdale.
He was participating in a training night exercise when his Mosquito intercepted a Stirling bomber returning from a leaflet dropping raid in Europe, following which the Mosquito crashed into the ground near Manningtree [Map], killing both Herbert and his navigator Albert Eastwood; possibly a friendly fire incident?
On 23 Mar 1995 Rollo Feilding 11th Earl of Denbigh (age 51) died. His son Alexander Feilding 12th Earl of Denbigh (age 24) succeeded 11th Earl Desmond, 12th Earl Denbigh, 12th Viscount Feilding, 12th Baron Feilding of Newnham Paddocks in Warwickshire, 11th Viscount Callan of Callan in Kilkenny, 11th Baron Feilding of Lecagh in Tipperary, 11th Baron St Liz.