Huntingdonshire
Timeline

1400-1499

Note: All entries in this colour cover other areas as well as Huntingdonshire and can be regarded as general historic information.

Period

Dates

Events

1400-1499

20 Mar 1413

Henry IV's reign of England ends.

 

21 Mar 1413

Henry V becomes King of England.

 

31 Aug 1422

Henry V's reign of England ends.

 

1 Sep 1422

Henry VI becomes King of England.

 

1440

Creation of the first Viscount (Viscount Beaumont).

 

circa 1450

Invention of moveable type press by J Gutenberg.

 

Aug 1453

Henry VI becomes mentally unstable.

 

1455

Start of the Wars of the Roses.

 

27 Jun 1461

Henry VI's reign of England ends.

 

28 Jun 1461

Edward IV becomes King of England.

 

11 Oct 1470

Henry VI flees to The Hague.

 

circa 1475

Invention of the muzzle-loading musket.

 

1479

The Black Death re-emerges.

 

9 Apr 1483

Edward IV's reign of England ends.

 

10 Apr 1483

Edward V becomes King of England.

 

26 Jun 1483

Edward V's reign of England ends.

 

27 Jun 1483

Richard III Crookback becomes King of England.

 

Oct 1483

Edward V and his brother are executed in the Tower of London.

 

2 Mar 1484

College of Heralds established by Richard III.

 

1485

Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard founded.

 

7 Aug 1485

Henry Tudor's landing at Milford Haven.

 

22 Aug 1485

Battle of Bosworth Field and the end of the Wars of the Roses.

 

23 Aug 1485

Henry VII Tudor becomes King of England.

 

1489

First pound coin minted.

 


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