THOMAS BOURCHIER

TIME-LINE OF THOMAS BOURCHIER ,ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY DURING THE REIGNS OF HENRY VI EDWARD IV, EDWARD V, RICHARD III AND HENRY VII OF ENGLAND.

TIME-LINE OF THOMAS BOURCHIER

 
 
1401
  • Thomas Bourchier was born the son of William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu) by his wife Anne of Gloucester
1413
1415
  • 25TH OCTOBER Thomas Father William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu fought at the Battle of Agincourt Part of the Hundred Years' War Location Azincourt, Pas-de-Calais, France Result English victory
1419
  • Thomas father William Bourchier was made 1st Count of Eu by King Henry V of England for his services.
1420
  • 28TH MAY William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu , Thomas father died at Troyes, France
1422
  • 31ST AUGUST King Henry V is dead and now his infant son Henry VI is King of England
1424
  • 24TH MAY Thomas was promoted to the Deanery of St. Martin-le-Grand in London
  • 18TH OCTOBER Thomas Half brother Thomas half brother, Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham through his mother Anne of Gloucester second marriage, married Lady Anne Neville, daughter of Ralph de Neville,
1426
  • Thomas oldest brother Henry Bourchier, 5th Baron Bourchier married Isabel of Cambridge, a great-granddaughter Edward III and Aunt to future kings Edward IV and Richard III
1427
  • 6TH MARCH Thomas older sister Anne Stafford through his mother Anne of Gloucester second marriage, married John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter
1429
  • 29TH SEPTEMBER Thomas was ordained acolyte and sub-deacon.
1432
  • 20TH SEPTEMBER Thomas elder sister Anne Stafford died.
1434
  • 15TH MAY Thomas was consecrated Bishop of Worcester 1434–1443
  • Thomas is now made Chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1433–1437
1438
  • 16TH OCTOBER Thomas mother Anne of Gloucester died and was buried at Llanthony Priory, Monmouthshire.
1443
  • Thomas was appointed Bishop of Ely 1443–1454
1448
  • Thomas elder brother William Bourchier married for a second time to Catherine de Affeton
1454
  • APRIL Thomas is made Archbishop of Canterbury 1454–1486
1455
  • 5TH MARCH Thomas was made Lord Chancellor of England and received the Seals from Henry VI
  • MAY The start of the Wars of the Roses.
1456
  • OCTOBER Thomas resigned the Great Seal
  • Thomas took the chief part in the trial for heresy of Reginald Pecock, Bishop of Chichester.
1458
  • SPRING Thomas attempted to arrange a reconciliation between Henry VI of England and Richard 3rd Duke of York.
1459
  • Thomas took the Yorkist side in the Wars of the Roses.
1460
  • 10TH JULY Thomas half brother, Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham killed at the The Battle of Northampton, Part of the Wars of the Roses Location Northampton in Northamptonshire, England
    Result Decisive Yorkist victory Humphrey fought for the Lancastrians.
1461
  • 4TH MARCH King Henry VI is deposed and now Edward Earl of March is Edward IV of England
  • 28TH JUNE Thomas crowned Edward IV at Westminster Abbey.
1465
  • 26TH MAY Thomas crowned Elizabeth Woodville as Queen consort of Edward IV of England.
  • King Edward IV besought Pope Paul II to bestow a cardinal's hat on Thomas, however this would be delayed
1467
  • Thomas is now Cardinal priest of San Ciriaco alle Terme Diocleziane 1467–1486
  • AUGUST Thomas is one of the sponsors for the infant princess Anne of York at her baptism, the daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville
1470
  • Thomas elder brother William Bourchier died.
  • MAY Thomas purchased the wardship of Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer his Great nephew for £1000
  • 3RD OCTOBER King Edward IV is now deposed and Henry VI is briefly back on the English throne
1471
  • 11TH APRIL King Henry VI  is deposed again and imprisoned in the Tower of London, now Edward IV is back on the English throne.
  • 21ST MAY The deposed Henry VI died in the Tower of London.
1473
  • Thomas was bestow a cardinal's hat by pope Sixtus IV
1474
  • MAY Thomas Elder brother John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners died.
  • NOVEMBER Thomas sister Eleanor Bourchier, died
1475
  • 29TH AUGUST Thomas was was one of the four arbitrators appointed to arrange the details of the Treaty of Picquigny
1480
  • Thomas appointed as his coadjutor William Westkarre who had been consecrated in 1458 Bishop of Sidon.
1482
  • 21ST APRIL Thomas consecrated Lionel Woodville who was brother to Queen consort, Elizabeth Woodville,
1483
  • 4TH APRIL Thomas older brother Henry Bourchier, 5th Baron Bourchier died.
  • 9TH APRIL King Edward IV is dead and now his son, Edward V is King of all England. Thomas sworn to King Edward IV on his death bed to be faithful to his son Edward V.
  • 16TH JUNE Thomas persuaded the queen dowager Elizabeth Woodville to allow her younger infant son, Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, to join his elder infant brother King Edward V before his coronation in the Tower.
  • 26TH JUNE Edward V is deposed and kept with his brother Richard of Shrewsbury in the Tower of London. Now The Princes Uncle Richard III is King of All England.
  • 6TH JULY Thomas crowned, Richard III and his Queen consort Anne Neville.
  • SUMMER Both princes, the deposed Edward V and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury have vanished form the
1485
  • 22ND AUGUST The Battle of Bosworth. Part of the Wars of the Roses. This battle was between Richard III of England and Henry Tudor. Richard III is killed in battle and Henry Tudor is King as Henry VII of England
  • 30TH OCTOBER Thomas crowned Henry Tudor as kin g Henry VII at Westminster Abbey.
1486
  • 18TH JANUARY Thomas performed the marriage of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, the daughter of the late Edward IV
  • 13TH MARCH Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury died at Knole House aged eighty-two years.
Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury was buried in Buried Canterbury Cathedral

EXTRA FACTS ON THOMAS BOURCHIER

  • Thomas Bourchier was Arch-bishop of Canterbury from 1454-86, during the reigns of four Plantagenet Kings and the beginning of Tudor Era .
 
  • Thomas was a great grandson of King Edward III through his mother, Anne, a daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester also making him also a first cousin to Henry IV and first cousin once removed to Richard Duke of York, who was father to Edward IV and Richard III.
 
  • John, Lord Berners, the translator of Froissart was Thomas grand-nephew.
 
  • Some of the oldest parts of Knole house in Sevenoaks in west Kent were built by Thomas Bourchier, between 1456 and 1486.

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