1430-1449-Execution of Joan of Arc, Lancastrian Decline

1430 Siege of Compiègne

On 23 May 1430 Joan Arc (18) was captured during the Siege of Compiègne. John Luxembourg II Count Ligny (38) commanded the rear-guard. Philip "Good" Valois-Burgundy III Duke Burgundy (33) fought.

09 Jan 1431 Trial of Joan of Arc (Rouen Castle)

On 09 Jan 1431 Joan Arc (19) was tried at Rouen Castle. John Lancaster 1st Duke Bedford (41) and Henry Beauchamp 1st Duke Warwick (5) were present. [Trial of Joan of Arc]

11 Jun 1431 Birth of Edmund Tudor (Much Hadham Palace)

30 May 1431 Execution of Joan of Arc (Old Market Place)

On 30 May 1431 Joan Arc (19) was burned at the stake witnessed by Cardinal Henry Beaufort (56) at Old Market Place. [Execution of Joan of Arc]

Around Oct 1431 Siege of Louviers

On 03 Oct 1431 Thomas Beaufort Count Perche (26) killed at Louviers during the Siege of Louviers. [Siege of Louviers]

16 Dec 1431 French Coronation of Henry VI (Notre Dame de Paris)

On 16 Dec 1431 Henry VI King England, II King France (10) was crowned II King France: Lancaster at Notre Dame de Paris. Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (53) was appointed Carver. Thomas Harrington (31) , Hugh Courtenay 12th Earl Devon and Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon (17) attended. [French Coronation of Henry VI]

09 May 1435 Battle of Gerberoy

On 09 May 1435 a French force commanded by Étienne Vignolles heavily defeated an English force commanded by John Fitzalan 14th Earl Arundel (27) at the Battle of Gerberoy at Gerberoy. John Fitzalan 14th Earl Arundel (27) was killed. Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (30) fought.

Sep 1435 Congress and Treaty of Arras

24 Nov 1440 Douglas Black Dinner (Great Hall)

On 24 Nov 1440 William Crichton arranged a dinner of reconciliation at the Great Hall. During the course of the dinner the young brothers William Douglas 3rd Duke Touraine (16) and David Douglas (10) was beheaded in front of the young James II King Scotland (10) . [Douglas Black Dinner]

Sep 1441 Trial of Eleanor Cobham

In 1441 Eleanor Cobham (41) , wife of the heir presumptive Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (50) , brother of the deceased Henry V King England, uncle of Henry VI King England, II King France (19) , was tried for predicting the future of the King. She consulted two astrologers Thomas Southwell and Roger Bolingbroke. All three were arrested, tried and found guilty. Eleanor denied most of the charges but confessed to obtaining potions from Margery Jourdemayne, 'the Witch of Eye'. Thomas Southwell died whilst in the Tower of London. Roger Bolingbroke was hanged, drawn and quartered. Margery Jourdemayne was burned at the stake. Eleanor was sentenced to do public penance, divorce her husband and remain confined for the remainder of her life. [Trial of Eleanor Cobham]

28 May 1444 Treaty of Tours

18 Mar 1445 Richard of York meets Margaret of Anjou (Pontoise)

On 18 Mar 1445 Richard York Prince Wales (33) met Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (14) at Pontoise. [Richard of York meets Margaret of Anjou]

23 Apr 1445 Marriage of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou (Titchfield Abbey)

On 23 Apr 1445 Henry VI King England, II King France (23) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (15) were married at Titchfield Abbey. [Marriage of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou]

20 Oct 1445 Richard of York returns to England

23 Feb 1447 Death of Humphrey of Lancaster (Bury St Edmunds)

On 23 Feb 1447 Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (56) died. He was possibly poisoned although more likely he died from a stroke at Bury St Edmunds. He had been arrested three days previously on a charge of treason. [Death of Humphrey of Lancaster]

30 Jul 1447 Richard York appointed Lieutenant of Ireland

On 30 Jul 1447 Richard York Prince Wales (35) was appointed as Lieutenant Ireland. [Richard York appointed Lieutenant of Ireland]

03 Jan 1448 Warwick Succeeds

On 03 Jan 1448 Anne Beauchamp 15th Countess Warwick (4) died at Ewelme aged four whilst in the care of Alice Chaucer (44) . After a prolonged legal dispute between her three half-aunties, and her full auntie, the courts decided her full aunt Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick (21) should succeed; Anne Beauchamp 16th Countess Warwick (21) succeeded 16th Earl Warwick (1C 1088). Her husband Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (20) jure uxoris 16th Earl Warwick (1C 1088). [Warwick Succeeds]

23 Oct 1448 Battle of Sark (Gretna Green)

On 23 Oct 1448 Hugh Douglas 1st Earl Ormonde commanded at Gretna Green during the Battle of Sark inflicting a heavy defeat on the English forces. Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland (27) and Thomas Harrington (48) were captured. Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland (55) escaped.