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Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge

Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge[1]

Male 1375 - 1415  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name Richard of Conisburgh 
    Arms of Richard of Conisburgh
    Arms of Richard of Conisburgh
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Cambridge 
    Born ca. 1375  Conisburgh Castle, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1415  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Executed. Cambridge was part of a larger conspiracy to assassinate Henry V and place Edmund Mortimer, earl of March, on the English throne. [3]
    Person ID I12757  Dickinson
    Last Modified 17 May 2016 

    Father Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, 1st Earl of Cambridge, KG,   b. 5 Jun 1341, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1402, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Isabel de Castilla y León, Duchess of York,   b. 1355, Tordesillas, Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1392, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1372  [2
    Family ID F3509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Mortimer, Countess of Cambridge,   b. 27 Dec 1390,   d. ca. Sep 1411  (Age 20 years) 
    Married After Jun 1408  [2
    Children 
    +1. Isabel of York, Countess of Essex,   b. 1409,   d. 2 Oct 1484  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, KG,   b. 21 Sep 1411, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1460, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 May 2016 
    Family ID F3685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca. 1375 - Conisburgh Castle, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Aug 1415 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://bit.ly/1CoDFT2.

    2. [S240] The Wars of the Roses, Alison Weir, (New York: Random House iBooks, 1995).

    3. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 89.

    4. [S155] Richard III: England's Black Legend, Desmond Seward, (New York: Pegasus Books, 2014), 23.

    5. [S240] The Wars of the Roses, Alison Weir, (New York: Random House iBooks, 1995).
      "On [2 August], Cambridge and Scrope, as lords of the realm, claimed trial by their peers. A committee of twenty lords, including March and Cambridge's brother York, was appointed to hear them. On 5 August they were brought to trial, found guilty, and sentenced to death. In Southampton Castle afterwards, Cambridge wrote to the King, begging for his life, but Henry was implacable, and later that day the Earl was beheaded outside the Bargate. His head and torso were buried in the chapel of God's House in Southampton, and all his honours, titles and estates were declared forfeit to the Crown that same day."