Neville, George (Archbishop of York)

Died: 1476

rother of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and 'Kingmaker'. After the battle of Northampton the Yorkists gained power and George was made chancellor of England. At this time he was already Bishop of Exeter. George became Archbishop of York in 1465.

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Father: Neville, Richard (Earl of Salisbury) ( - d.1460)
Mother: Montacute, Alice (Daughter of Earl of Salisbury)
Neville, George (Archbishop of York) ( - d.1476)

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1460 Jul 30  Yorkists in power
 Now that the Yorkists had control of the King, they started moves to regain their confiscated lands and reverse the sentences of attainder passed by the Coventry Parliament. To this end they sent letters demanding Parliament should meet on 7th October. George Neville, the Kingmaker's brother was made chancellor of England.

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1469 Jul  Clarence marries Isabel Neville
 Warwick and the Duke of Clarence travelled to France where Clarence was married to Warwick's fifteen year old daughter Isabel. The ceremony was conducted by Warwick's brother George Neville the Archbishop of York.

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1471 Apr 11  London opens its gates to Edward and the Yorkists
 The Earl of Warwick was in Coventry and apparently unwilling to confront Edward, so Edward and Richard marched south to London. London was under the control of Warwick's brother, George Neville the Archbishop of York, but the Londoners were Yorkists and they welcomed the return of their true king. Once inside the city Edward had the Archbishop arrested and along with King Henry VI put in the Tower of London.

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Neville, Isabel (Duchess of Clarence)

Born: 5 Sep 1451 Died: 22 Dec 1476

sabel was the daughter of Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick, and was born at Warwick Castle. Warwick arranged the marriage of Isabel to the brother of King Edward IV, George Duke of Clarence. This was against the King's wishes and the plan was to depose Edward and place Clarence on the throne of England. Dispensation from the Pope was required because both Isabel and Clarence were related, both being descended from Edward III. The marriage took place in France in July 1469. Isabel had four children, the first child died shortly after it was born. Isabel died shortly after giving birth to her second son at the age of twenty-five at Warwick Castle.
YearMonthEvent
1469 Jul  Clarence marries Isabel Neville
 Warwick and the Duke of Clarence travelled to France where Clarence was married to Warwick's fifteen year old daughter Isabel. The ceremony was conducted by Warwick's brother George Neville the Archbishop of York.

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1470 May  Warwick and Clarence escape to France
 After their treachery had been uncovered, the Earl of Warwick and Duke of Clarence fled to France. Warwick's plan was to get help from the French King. They took a ship with their immediate relatives and followers from either Exeter or Dartmouth. Isabella, Warwick's daughter, gave birth on the ship to a son, but he died shortly afterwards.[1]

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1476 Dec  Edward prevents marriage
 Isabel, the wife of George, Duke of Clarence died a few months after giving birth to her second child. Clarence chose Mary of Burgundy as his next wife. Mary was the heir to the Duchy of Burgundy and had a good claim to the English throne. Edward saw the danger of his brother marrying Mary and claiming the throne and prevented the marriage going ahead.[2] 

Neville, John (Earl of Northumberland, Lord Montagu)

Died: 1471

ohn was the brother of Richard Neville, the 'Kingmaker'.

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Father: Neville, Richard (Earl of Salisbury) ( - d.1460)
Mother: Montacute, Alice (Daughter of Earl of Salisbury)
Neville, John (Earl of Northumberland, Lord Montagu) ( - d.1471)

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1463 Jul  Siege of Norham Castle
 Queen Margaret, Henry VI and Scottish support besieged the castle at Norham. King Edward failed to react to the problem and it was left to the Earls of Warwick and Northumberland to come to the castle's rescue. Henry, Margaret and the Scots fled.

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1464 Apr 25  Battle of Hedgeley Moor
 The Battle of Hedgeley Moor took place a few miles from Alnwick. Lord Montague was attempting to meet Scottish envoys and escort then back to York for peace talks. The Lancastrians wanted to put an end to these plans and attacked Montague's army. Lancastrians involved in the battle were Somerset, Roos, Hungerford, , Sir Ralph Percy, Sir Richard Tunstall and Sir Thomas Finderne. Percy was killed in the battle. The Yorkist army was too strong for the Lancastrians and won the day.[3]

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 May  Battle of Hexham
 The Nevilles defeated the last of the Lancastrian forces near Hexham and executed the rebels including Henry Beaufort the Duke of Somerset. In recognition of their contribution to the security of his reign Edward IV gave John Neville, Lord Montagu, the title of Earl of Northumberland and George Neville became the Archbishop of York.

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1470 Sep 13  Warwick lands in England
 The Earl of Warwick landed at Dartmouth in Devon accompanied by the Lancastrian Earl of Oxford and Jasper Tudor, the half-brother of Henry VI. Edward was in the north at the time of Warwick's return and was turned upon by John Neville, Warwick's brother. Although John Neville had accepted Edward as King, Edward had removed John's title of Earl of Northumberland earlier in the year and given it to the Percys. John Neville advanced on Edward's position with a force much larger.[1]

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 Oct 2  Edward flees to Burgundy
 Warwick did not need to fight the King. Edward was outnumbered and was almost captured by John Neville at Doncaster. Along with his brother Richard and a small party of followers, Edward travelled to Lynn in Norfolk where he sailed to Burgundy and refuge.[1]

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1471 Mar 14  Edward returns to England
 With a small combined force of English and Burgundians, Edward landed on the Yorkshire coast. His fleet had been hit and scattered by a storm off the coast of Norfolk. Luckily for Edward he wasn't attacked even though Lord Montagu, the Earl of Northumberland, was close by. As he marched south, Edward gained supporters and his army grew.[1]

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 Apr 14  The Battle of Barnet
 The Earl of Warwick had left Coventry to confront Edward. The armies met at Barnet just north of London in thick fog. The two battle lines overlapped and Warwick's Lancastrian men commanded by the Earl of Oxford were able to get around the Yorkists commanded by Lord Hastings. Hastings' men fled back to London with Oxford's men in hot pursuit. On the other side of the battle the Yorkists, led by Richard, were outflanking the Lancastrians and took the advantage pushing their enemy back. When Oxford's men returned to the battle they were mistakenly fired upon by their fellow Lancastrians and fled. By early evening Lord Montagu and the Earl of Warwick were dead. The Lancastrians were defeated.

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