It was founded by King Richard II in 1385 and Gosford Green was where 'the dual that never was' took place in 1398 between Henry Bolingbroke
, later Henry IV, and Thomas Mowbray, the first Duke of Norfolk, which started the War of the Roses and resulted in Richard losing the crown and his life.
A little-known part of our nation's history took place in August 1405, however, when a force of over 5000 Frenchmen landed in Milford Haven to support Owain Glyndwr in his fight against the English usurper, Henry Bolingbroke
A little-known part of our nation's history took place in August 1405, however, when a force of over 5,000 Frenchmen landed in Milford Haven to support Owain Glyndwr in his fight against the English usurper, Henry Bolingbroke
"Richard II" opens with two nobles, Henry Bolingbroke
and Thomas Mowbray, accusing each other of treason.
, son of the Duke of Lancaster, and Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, are called into the king's presence to air their grievances.
The monument is featured in Shakespeare's Richard II - it is the setting where Richard II is captured by Henry Bolingbroke
, ultimately leading to Richard's abdication and the ascension of King Henry IV.
Political unrest permeates York at the cusp of the fifteenth century, as warring factions take sides on who should be the rightful king '--Richard II, or his estranged, powerful cousin in exile, Henry Bolingbroke
. Independent minded twenty-year-old Kate Clifford is struggling to dig out from beneath the debt left by her late husband.
Shakespeare was writing in the reign of Elizabeth I about a man, Henry Bolingbroke
, who had ousted Richard II 190 years earlier and taken the crown for himself, albeit with Parliament's support.
Forget all you've heard about the House of Lancaster, old John of Gaunt and Henry Bolingbroke
, and look closer to Walsall.
is a complete contrast to Richard II.
For those unfamiliar with the plot, Richard II sees the titular monarch (Ben Whishaw) intervening in a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke
(Rory Kinnear) and Thomas Mowbray (James Purefoy), and deciding the best way to settle it is to banish them both.
The castle also played its part in the history of Britain when in August 1399 King Richard II was ambushed at Penmaenhead in Colwyn Bay and surrendered to Henry Bolingbroke
at Flint who took over the running of the country.