BIOGRAPHY OF CARDINAL THOMAS BOURCHIER 1418-1486

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Around 1418 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was born to William Bourchier 1st Count Eu and Anne Plantagenet

Around 1432 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier educated Oxford University

In 1434 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was appointed as Chancellor University of Oxford

On 15 May 1434 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was appointed as Bishop Worcester

In 1443 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was appointed as Bishop Ely

On Apr 1454 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was appointed as Archbishop Canterbury

On Mar 1455 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was appointed as Lord Chancellor

On 25 Apr 1457 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier presided at Canterbury Cathedral during the John Neville married Isabel Ingaldsthorpe

On 24 Mar 1458 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier presided at Westminster Abbey during the Loveday. John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford, Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury, Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury, Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset, Richard York 3rd Duke York, Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland, Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont and Margaret Valois-Anjou attended in an attempt to reconcile the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions.

On 10 Oct 1460 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier witnessed at Westminster Hall during the Richard of York claims the Kingdom of England

On 28 Jun 1461 Edward IV King England was crowned IV King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier who was assisted by William Booth at Westminster Abbey during the Coronation of Edward IV

On 26 May 1465 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England was crowned as Queen Consort England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier at Westminster Abbey during the Coronation of Elizabeth Woodville

In 1473 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was appointed as Cardinal

On 29 Aug 1475 Edward IV King England received a pension of 50,000 crowns per year as a result of having signed the Treaty of Picquigny; in effect a non-agression pact. Cardinal Thomas Bourchier arbitrated on behalf of Edward. William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings received a pension of 2000 crowns per year. John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk and Thomas Montgomery 1200 each, Thomas Rotherham 1000, John Morton 600. Richard III King England opposed the Treaty considering it dishonourable.

On 16 Jun 1483 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier took the younger brother of Edward V Richard York 1st Duke York, 1st Duke Norfolk to the Tower at Tower of London during the Richard, Duke of York, removed from Sanctuary to the Tower

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier at Westminster Abbey during the Coronation of Richard III. William Brandon, Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, Thomas St Leger, Richard Hastings 9th Baron Willoughby Eresby, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England, Elizabeth York, Giles Daubeney and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland attended. Robert Dymoke attended as the Kings's Champion. Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire bore the Queen's Crown. Thomas King Mann carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy.

On 30 Mar 1486 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier died at Knole House

After 30 Mar 1486 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier was buried at Canterbury Cathedral

ANCESTRY

Father: William Bourchier 1st Count Eu

GrandFather: William Bourchier

2G GrandFather: Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier

3G GrandFather: John Bourchier

3G GrandMother: Helen Colchester

2G GrandMother: Margaret Prayers

GrandMother: Eleanor Louvaine

Mother: Anne Plantagenet

GrandFather: Thomas Plantagenet 1st Duke Gloucester, 1st Duke Aumale

2G GrandFather: Edward III King England

3G GrandFather: Edward II King England

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

5G GrandFather: Henry III King England

5G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Ivrea

5G GrandFather: Ferdinand Ivrea

5G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin

3G GrandMother: Isabella Capet

4G GrandFather: Philip Capet

5G GrandFather: Philip Capet

5G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

4G GrandMother: Joan I King Navarre

5G GrandFather: Henry I King Navarre

5G GrandMother: Blanche Capet

2G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault

3G GrandFather: William Hainault

4G GrandFather: John Hainault

5G GrandFather: John Hainault

5G GrandMother: Adelaide Countholland

4G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg

5G GrandFather: Henry Luxembourg

5G GrandMother: Margaret Bar

3G GrandMother: Joan Valois

4G GrandFather: Charles Valois

5G GrandFather: Philip Capet

5G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

4G GrandMother: Margaret Capet

5G GrandFather: Charles Capet

5G GrandMother: Mary Unknown

GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun

2G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton

3G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex

5G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex

5G GrandMother: Maud Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet

5G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

5G GrandMother: Eleanor Ivrea

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere

4G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

5G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere

5G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

4G GrandMother: Margaret Clare

5G GrandFather: Thomas Clare

5G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald

2G GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan

3G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey

4G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel

5G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel

5G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

4G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

5G GrandFather: William Warenne

5G GrandMother: Joan Vere

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet

4G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster

5G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster

5G GrandMother: Blanche Capet

4G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

5G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

5G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp