27 Mar is in March.
On 27 Mar 973 Hermmann Billung Margrave Billung March (age 61) died.
On 27 Mar 1168 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 46) and her party were ambushed by brothers Guy I King Jerusalem (age 18) and Geoffrey Lusignan (age 18).
William Marshal 1st Earl Pembroke (age 22) held off the enemy, was wounded and captured whilst Eleanor escaped. Eleanor subsequently paid his ransom.
On 27 Mar 1306, Palm Sunday, Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland (age 31) was crowned King Scotland at Scone Abbey [Map] by Bishop of St Andrews and Bishop Robert Wishart. Elizabeth Burgh Queen Consort Scotland (age 22) was crowned Queen Consort Scotland. Christopher Seton (deceased) and Bishop David de Moravia were present. He was wearing royal robes and vestments previously hidden from the English by Bishop Robert Wishart.
The following day, 28 Mar 1306, Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland (age 31) was crowned by Isabella Countess Buchan whose family held the hereditary right to place the crown on the King's head; she had arrived too late for the coronation the day before. The right was held by her brother Duncan Fife 4th Earl Fife (age 18) who was under-age and held by the English so she assumed the right in his place.
On 27 Mar 1450 John Strange 8th Baron Strange Knockin 4th Baron Mohun Dunster (age 6) and Jacquetta Woodville Baroness Strange Knockin Baroness Mohun Dunster (age 5) were married. She the daughter of Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (age 45) and Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford (age 35).
On 27 Mar 1461 Richard "Kingmaker" Neville Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (age 32) fought at Ferrybridge with John Radclyffe Baron Fitzwalter (age 35) capturing the bridge.
On 28 Mar 1461 a further skirmish occurred near Ferrybridge. Richard "Kingmaker" Neville Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (age 32) fought. John Radclyffe Baron Fitzwalter (age 35) was killed. For Lancaster John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (age 25) and John Neville 1st Baron Neville of Raby (age 51).
On 28 Mar 1461 John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (age 25) was killed at Dintingdale during a skirmish. William Neville 1st Earl Kent (age 56) fought for York. His son Henry "Shepherd Lord" Clifford 10th Baron Clifford (age 7) succeeded 10th Baron de Clifford 1C 1299, 10th Lord Skipton.
On 27 Mar 1470 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 39) revoked his title of Earl of Northumberland 3C 1464 so that the Earldom could be given to Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland (age 21) of the Percy family who were its traditional holders. A deeply unpopular move with the Neville family who had been longstanding enemies of the Percies in the North. He was created 1st Marquess Montagu instead. Possibly a consequence of the defection of Warwick the Kingmaker (age 41) to the Lancastrian cause as evidenced by the Welles Rebellion earlier in the year.
On 27 Mar 1470 George Neville 1st Duke Bedford (age 9) was created 1st Duke Bedford 3C 1470 by King Edward IV of England (age 27) in preparation for his marriage to Elizabeth York Queen Consort England (age 4) which didn't, in the end, take place. He, George, was nephew to Richard "Kingmaker" Neville Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (age 41) whose defection to the Lancastrian side may have caused the King to change his mind about his daughter's marriage. The attainder of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 39), if it was enacted, would have resulted in the King appropriating the his estate.
On 27 Mar 1482 Mary Valois Duchess Burgundy (age 25) died.
On 27 Mar 1625 King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 58) died at Theobalds House. His son King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 24) succeeded I King England Scotland and Ireland. Duke York 4C 1605 merged with the Crown.
On 27 Mar 1679 Henry Cavendish (age 20) and Elizabeth Percy Duchess Somerset (age 12) were married. She being the sole heiress of Josceline Percy 11th Earl of Northumberland she brought an enormous fortune to the marriage. She the daughter of Josceline Percy 11th Earl of Northumberland and Elizabeth Wriothesley Countess Northumberland (age 33). He the son of Henry Cavendish 2nd Duke Newcastle upon Tyne (age 48) and Frances Pierrepont Duchess Newcastle upon Tyne (age 48).
On 27 Mar 1699 Bishop Edward Stillingfleet (age 63) died.
On 27 Mar 1718 William Cavendish 3rd Duke Devonshire (age 19) and Catherine Hoskyns Duchess Devonshire (age 19) were married. He the son of William Cavendish 2nd Duke Devonshire (age 46) and Rachel Russell Duchess Devonshire (age 44).
On 27 Mar 1729 Leopold Duke of Lorraine (age 49) died.
On 27 Mar 1734 Justin Plunkett 5th Earl of Fingall died.
On 27 Mar 1825 Alexander Lindsay 6th Earl Balcarres (age 73) died. His son James Lindsay 7th Earl Balcarres 24th Earl of Crawford (age 41) succeeded 7th Earl Balcarres.
On 27 Mar 1829 Henry Venables-Vernon 3rd Baron Vernon (age 81) died at Sudbury [Map]. His son George Charles Venables-Vernon 4th Baron Vernon (age 49) succeeded 4th Baron Vernon of Kinderton in Cheshire. Frances Maria Warren Baroness Vernon (age 44) by marriage Baroness Vernon of Kinderton in Cheshire.
On 27 Mar 1834 George Stewart 8th Earl Galloway (age 66) died. His son Randolph Stewart 9th Earl Galloway (age 34) succeeded 9th Earl Galloway, 8th Baronet Stewart of Corsewall, 7th Baronet Stewart of Burray in Orkney. Harriet Blanche Somerset Countess Galloway (age 22) by marriage Countess Galloway.
On 27 Mar 1837 Thomas Thynne 2nd Marquess of Bath (age 72) died. His son Henry Frederick Thynne 3rd Marquess of Bath (age 39) succeeded 3rd Marquess of Bath, 5th Viscount Weymouth, 6th Baronet Thynne of Kempsford in Gloucestershire. Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath (age 32) by marriage Marchioness of Bath. Monument in Saints Peter and Paul Church, Longbridge Deverill [Map] sculpted by Francis Leggatt Chantrey (age 55).
Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath: On 03 May 1804 she was born to Alexander Baring 1st Baron Ashburton (age 29) and Ann Louisa Bingham Baroness Ashburton (age 22). On 19 Apr 1830 Henry Frederick Thynne 3rd Marquess of Bath (age 32) and Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath (age 25) were married. He the son of Thomas Thynne 2nd Marquess of Bath (age 65) and Isabella Elizabeth Byng Marchioness Bath (age 56). On 02 Jan 1892 Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath (age 87) died.
On 27 Mar 1854 William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck 4th Duke Portland (age 85) died. His son William John Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck 5th Duke Portland (age 53) succeeded 5th Duke Portland, 6th Earl of Portland 2C 1689 although it took him three years before he took his seat in the House of Lords.
On 27 Mar 1921, Easter Day, Conisbrough War Memorial was unveiled by General Sir Alington-Copley (age 65) … the unveiling was witnessed by over three thousand people…work by Messrs Tyas and Guest…includes the figure in Portland stone standing on a plinth of Bradford stone. On four sides are inscribed the names of 168 Conisboro’ men…the cost of the memorial is £540 and this amount has almost been raised. Source. Penistone, Stocksbridge and Hoyland Express.
On 27 Mar 1935 Michael Howard 21st Earl of Suffolk, 14th Earl Berkshire was born to Charles Howard 20th Earl of Suffolk, 13th Earl Berkshire (age 29) and Minnie Mabel "Mimi" Forde Pigott Countess of Suffolk and Bershire (age 37).NOTEXT
On 27 Mar 1939 Timothy George Frank Boteler Irby 10th Baron Boston was born to Gerald Howard-Boteler Irby 9th Baron Boston (age 41).
On 27 Mar 1947 Heneage Charles Finch-Knightley 12th Earl of Aylesford was born to Charles Finch-Knightley 11th Earl of Aylesford (age 28).