HUMPHREY STAFFORD

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FATS ON HUMPHREY STAFFORD, THE FIRST DUKE , 6TH EARL OF STAFFORD AND  WAS A MILITARY COMMANDER IN THE “HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR”, WITH FRANCE AS WELL AS IN THE “WARS OF THE ROSES”

TIME-LINE OF  HUMPHREY STAFFORD

DATE                        EVENT
 
1402
  • : Humphrey Stafford was born, in Stafford , Stafford shire, England, the only son of Edmund Stafford , 5th earl of Stafford  and Anne of Gloucester
1403
  • ; Humphrey’s father, Edmund Stafford , 5th earl of Stafford  and 6th Baron Audley was killed by the Scotsman, Archibald Douglas, 4th earl of Douglas at the battle of Shrewsbury. Humphrey became 6th earl of Stafford and lord high constable, inherited from his father.
  • Humphrey was made a royal ward of placed under the control of Henry IV' Queen, Joan of Navarre after his father’s death.
1405
  • Humphrey’s mother Anne married William Bourchier, 1st count of Eu
  • Henry Bourchier, Humphrey’s half brother is born.
1407
  • William Bourchier, Humphrey’s half-brother is born.
1414
  • 20TH MARCH: Henry IV of England is dead, and his son Henry V is king of England
1415
  • 25TH OCTOBER: Humphrey’s step father, John Bourchier, fought at the Battle of Agincourt
1420
  • 28TH  MAY Humphrey’s step father John Bourchier, died.
1422
  • 22ND APRIL: Humphrey’s was knighted by the king Henry v England
  • 31ST AUGUST Henry V is dead and now Henry VI the king’s infant son is king of England
  • NOVEMBER: Humphrey attends the regency royal council meeting
1424
  • 18TH OCTOBER: Humphrey married Anne Neville
1425
  • Humphrey Stafford , Humphrey’s oldest son is born.
  • OCTOBER Humphrey together with the archbishop of Canterbury and the Portuguese duke of Coimbra, helped to negotiate an end to a burst of violence that had erupted in London between the followers of Gloucester and the cardinal.
1426
  • Humphrey’s half-brother Henry Bourchier married Isabel of Cambridge, a great-granddaughter Edward III
  • Humphrey half-brother john Bourchier is knighted.
  • Henry, Humphreys second son is born.
1427
  • 24 TH NOVEMBER: John’s Humphrey’s son is born.
1429
  • APRIL: Humphrey is made a knight of the order of the garter
  • 6TH NOVEMBER: The coronation of Henry VI as king of England
1430
  • 5TH MAY: one of Humphrey’s Leicestershire manors was attacked
  • Sir William Tresham is appointed Humphreys Councillor
  • Humphrey traveled to France with the young Henry vi of England.
  • 9TH OCTOBER: Humphrey was in Paris lodged in the hotel des Tournelles.
1431
  • Humphrey travelled to France with the king Henry VI for his French coronation
  • 11TH OCTOBER: Humphrey was created count of Perche, by king Henry vi England province in English-occupied Normandy he held position this title until the English finally withdrew from Normandy in 1450.
  • 16TH DECEMBER: The coronation of as king of France, Humphrey is present.
1432
  • 20TH SEPTEMBER: Humphreys sister, Anne Stafford, countess of march died
1435
  • Humphrey was granted the honor of Tutbury till 1443
1436
  • Humphrey accompanied by Gloucester, the Duke Of Norfolk, and the earls of Huntingdon, Warwick, Devon, and Ormond, returned to France with an army of nearly 8,000 men.
1437
  • Humphrey’s becomes the owner of Maxstoke castle, he acquired this by exchanging it for other manors in Northamptonshire that he owned.
  • Humphrey  also became the sole regional magnate, controlling a massive area stretching from Warwickshire to Derbyshire.
  • Catherine Humphrey’s daughter is born
1438
  • 16TH OCTOBER Anne of Gloucester, countess of Stafford Humphreys mother died, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire
1439
  • JUNE Humphrey is involved with peace talks in France
1441
  • William and George are born Humphreys sons. (twins)George would die in childhood.
1442
  • Humphrey was appointed captain of Calais
  • SEPTEMBER Humphrey arrived in Calais
1444
  • 14TH SEPTEMBER: Humphrey is created  the duke of Buckingham
1445
  • Humphrey, represented the crown during peace talks with the French
1446
  • Humphrey, represented the crown during peace talks with the French
  • Anne Humphrey’s daughter is born
1447
  • 18TH FEBRUARY: Humphrey was one of the lords who arrested Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, at bury St Edmund's
1450
  • 4TH JANUARY Thomas Maloney was accused of attempting to ambush and assassinate Humphrey
  • Humphrey is lord warden of the Cinque Ports and also constable of dover castle, constable of Queensborough, on the Isle of Sheppey
  • Humphrey had a household estimated at around 150 people
  • 6TH JUNE During the Jack Cade rebellion Humphrey was one of the lords commissioned to arrest the rebels, he acted as a bodyguard to the king Henry vi England. Humphrey negotiated with the rebels at Blackheath, offering them royal pardons.
1452
  • :14TH FEBRUARY Humphreys made a commissioner of the peace for Devon.
  • Joan’s Humphrey’s daughter married Edward Beaumont
  • Margaret Humphrey’s daughter, married the earl of Shrewsbury.
1453
  • AUGUST:King Henry VI England became ill, and slipped into extreme bad mental state
  • 13TH OCTOBER The birth of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou son Edward of Westminster
  • Anne Neville, Humphreys wife is God mother to prince Edward of Westminster
  • DECEMBER Humphrey personally presented the king Henry VI England, his  son – the newly-born Edward, prince of wales .
1454
  • Humphrey’s half-brother Thomas Bourchier becomes archbishop of Canterbury
  • FEBRUARY Meeting parliament was held Humphrey was present and was appointed steward of England –
  • 27TH MARCH Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York was nominated as protector of the realm
  • :4TH SEPTEMBER Humphrey grandson through his oldest son Humphrey is born “Henry”
1455
  • 22ND MAY First Battle Of St Albans: The battle was between the Houses of York and Lancaster: location is at St Albans in Hertfordshire, England: Humphrey and his oldest son Humphrey are present at this battle. Fighting for the Lancastrian side.
         Result Decisive Yorkist Victory
  • 29TH MAY: Humphrey’s L Humphrey’s half brother Henry is given  the post of lord high treasurer
  • Humphrey’s half- brother Bourchier is lord chancellor
1456
  • OCTOBER Great council in Leicester, is held. Humphrey attended  playing an  active role.
1458
  • 3RD JANUARY Humphrey’s son Henry married Margaret Beaufort, Henry becomes step father to future Henry VII of England. the wedding is believed to have taken place Maxstoke castle, Henry and Margaret were second cousins.
  • 22ND MAY: Humphreys oldest son Humphrey died of the plague
  • Humphrey accompanied the Queen Margaret of Anjou to London for the famous 'Loveday' between the two rival parties(York and Lancaster)
1459
  • Along with other lords, Humphrey renewed his oath of loyalty to the king and prince of Wales
  • 12TH OCTOBER The Battle Of Ludford Bridge: between Houses of York and Lancaster: location is  by Ludford Bridge, south of Ludlow, in Shropshire, England. Humphrey is present.
         Result Lancastrian Victory
1460
  • 10TH JULY Battle Of Northampton: The  battle was  between Houses of York and Lancaster; location Northampton in Northamptonshire, England
       Result Yorkist Victory Humphrey Stafford  was present and killed   in battle fighting for the house of Lancaster
 
Humphrey Stafford , 1st Duke Of Buckingham, Was Buried       Gray Friars, Northampton

EXTRA FACTS ON HUMPHREY STAFFORD 1ST DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM

  • Humphrey Stafford , was the 1st Duke of Buckingham, 6th Earl of Stafford and was a military commander in the “Hundred Years of War”, with France as well as in the “Wars of the Roses”
 
  • Humphrey was a great grandson of Edward III England, on his mother’s side. Anne his mother was the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester His mother’s first husband had been his father’s brother Thomas.
 
 
  • Henry. Humphreys second oldest son, was the step father to the future Henry VII of England. Henry was Margaret Beaufort’s third Husband.
 
  • Anne Neville, Humphreys wife was sister to Cecily Neville, making Anne aunt to two future Kings Edward IV and Richard III of England. Anne was also a granddaughter of John of Gaunt, a great granddaughter of Edward III England.
 
 
  • In the 1430’s Humphrey a acted in a peace-making role in the partisan politics, when Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester vied with Cardinal Beaufort for political supremacy
 
  • Humphrey's dukedom descended to his four-year-old grandson, Henry Stafford . Henry Stafford , 2nd Duke of Buckingham married Catherine Woodville, the sister to Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville. Henry was executed by Richard III England for treason in 1483, Edward Stafford , Henry’s son was executed in 1521, for treason by Henry VIII of England.

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