Earl Ulster

Earl Ulster is in Earl Ireland.

1460 Battle of Wakefield

1461 Coronation of Edward IV

In or before 1259 Walter Burgh 1st Earl Ulster (age 29) and Aveline Fitzjohn Countess Ulster (age 29) were married. She by marriage Countess Ulster. They were fourth cousins.

In 1264 Walter Burgh 1st Earl Ulster (age 34) was created 1st Earl Ulster.

On 28 Jul 1271 Walter Burgh 1st Earl Ulster (age 41) died at County Galway. His son Richard "Red Earl" Burgh 2nd Earl Ulster (age 12) succeeded 2nd Earl Ulster.

In or before 1280 Richard "Red Earl" Burgh 2nd Earl Ulster (age 21) and Margaret Burgh Countess Ulster were married. She by marriage Countess Ulster. He the son of Walter Burgh 1st Earl Ulster. They were third cousins.

On 29 Jul 1326 Richard "Red Earl" Burgh 2nd Earl Ulster (age 67) died at Altassel Priory. His grandson William Donn Burgh 3rd Earl Ulster (age 13) succeeded 3rd Earl Ulster.

On 16 Nov 1327 William Donn Burgh 3rd Earl Ulster (age 15) and Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster (age 17) were married. She by marriage Countess Ulster. She the daughter of Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster (age 46) and Maud Chaworth. They were second cousin once removed. He a great grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

In 1352 Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke of Clarence (age 13) and Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence (age 19) were married. He by marriage Earl Ulster. She was the sole heir of her father and brought the de Burgh inheritance of the lands of Ulster to the marriage. As a consequence of their earlier betrothal he had been called Earl Ulster since 1347. She the daughter of William Donn Burgh 3rd Earl Ulster and Maud Plantagenet Countess Ulster (age 42). He the son of King Edward III of England (age 39) and Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England (age 37). They were half second cousin once removed. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

On 24 Aug 1369 Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, Earl Ulster (age 17) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster (age 14) were married at Reading Abbey, Berkshire [Map]. She by marriage Countess March. He by marriage Earl Ulster. She the daughter of Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke of Clarence and Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence. He the son of Roger Mortimer 2nd Earl March and Philippa Montagu Countess March (age 37). They were fourth cousins. She a granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 07 Oct 1388 Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March 6th Earl Ulster (age 14) and Eleanor Holland Countess March and Ulster (age 17) were married. She by marriage Countess March, Countess Ulster. She the daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent (age 38) and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (age 38). He the son of Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, Earl Ulster and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster. They were second cousin once removed. He a great grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 20 Jul 1398 Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March 6th Earl Ulster (age 24) died at Kells, County Meath. He was buried at Wigmore Abbey [Map]. His son Edmund Mortimer 5th Earl March 7th Earl Ulster (age 6) succeeded Heir to the Throne of England, 5th Earl March, 7th Earl Ulster, 7th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore.

After 21 Sep 1411 Anne Mortimer (age 20) died from childbirth. Her son Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York succeeded Heir to the Throne of England, 8th Earl Ulster.

In 1415 Edmund Mortimer 5th Earl March 7th Earl Ulster (age 23) and Anne Stafford Duchess Exeter were married. She by marriage Countess March, Countess Ulster. She the daughter of Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 32). He the son of Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March 6th Earl Ulster and Eleanor Holland Countess March and Ulster. They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In Oct 1429 Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York (age 18) and Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York (age 14) were married. She by marriage Countess Cambridge Countess Ulster. She was the youngest sister of Richard's brother-in-arms Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 29). She the daughter of Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmoreland and Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmoreland (age 50). He the son of Richard of Conisbrough 1st Earl Cambridge and Anne Mortimer. They were second cousins. He a great grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Battle of Wakefield

On 30 Dec 1460 the Lancastrian army took their revenge for the defeats of the First Battle of St Albans and the Battle of Northampton during the Battle of Wakefield at Sandal Castle [Map]. The Lancastrian army was commanded by Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (age 30), Henry Beaufort 2nd or 3rd Duke of Somerset (age 24) and Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland (age 39), and included John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon (age 25) and William Gascoigne XIII (age 30), both knighted, and James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire 5th Earl Ormonde (age 40), John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (age 25), John Neville 1st Baron Neville of Raby (age 50), Thomas Ros 9th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 33), Henry Roos and Thomas St Leger (age 20).

The Yorkist army was heavily defeated.

Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York (age 49) was killed. His son King Edward IV of England (age 18) succeeded 4th Duke York, 7th Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York (age 49), 9th Earl Ulster, 3rd Earl Cambridge.

Thomas Neville (age 30), and Edward Bourchier were killed.

Father and son Thomas Harrington (age 60) and John Harrington (age 36) were killed, the former dying of his wounds the day after.

William Bonville 6th Baron Harington (age 18) was killed. His daughter Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset succeeded 7th Baroness Harington.

Thomas Parr (age 53) fought in the Yorkist army.

Following the battle Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 60) was beheaded by Thomas "Bastard of Exeter" Holland. William Bonville (age 40) was executed.

Edmund York 1st Earl of Rutland (age 17) was killed on Wakefield Bridge [Map] by John "Butcher" Clifford (age 25) by which he gained his sobriquet "Butcher". Earl of Rutland extinct.

Coronation of Edward IV

On 28 Jun 1461 King Edward IV of England (age 19) was crowned IV King England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (age 43) who was assisted by Archbishop William Booth (age 73) at Westminster Abbey [Map] during the Coronation of Edward IV. Duke York, Earl March, Earl Ulster, Earl Cambridge merged with the Crown.

Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence was appointed 4th Earl Ulster.