Barony Title of Hanslope

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County: Buckinghamshire
History from: 1066
History to: 1471

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: Yes
Interesting Facts:

Become the 15th Baron and Baroness of Hanslope

1st Baron – William the Conqueror grants Hanslope to Winemar the Fleming (from Flanders).  Winemar builds timber motte and bailey castles at Castlethorpe and Hanslope.

2nd Baron – Michael de Hanslope dies leaving a daughter Maud but leaves Hanslope to King Henry to ensure Hanslope remains whole.

3rd Baron – King Henry grants the marriage of Maud and Hanslope to William Mauduit, Chamberlain of the Exchequer (an hereditary office).

7th Baron – William Mauduit supports King Henry in the 2nd Barons War.  Warwick Castle (William’s home) is sieged by the earl of Leicester and William and his wife are taken prisoner.  A ransom of 1,900 marks is paid for their release.

8th Baron – William de Beauchamp also serves as the hereditary High Sheriff of Worcestershire.  William is a key leader in King Edward’s force that invades Wales and sieges Conwy Castle.  He wins the Battle of Maes Moydog in which he uses his cavalry to compact the Welsh and then finish them off with his archers.

9th Baron – Guy de Beauchamp 10th Earl of Warwick serves as High Sheriff of Worcestershire.  He fights in the Battle of Falkirk in which the English defeat the Scots led by William Wallace.  As a reward Guy receives Scottish lands with an income of 1,000 marks.  King Edward grants Guy Barnard Castle (Durham).  He carries one of the ceremonial swords at King Edward II’s coronation.

10th Baron – In addition to his hereditary office in Worcestershire Thomas Beauchamp is also appointed High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire.  He is appointed guardian to the Black Prince.  Thomas serves serves as Marshall of England and is created a Knight of the garter.  Later Thomas is appointed Admiral of the North.  The political environment changes and Thomas is lured to London, charged with treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London.  His lands are forfeit to the crown and he is sentenced to life imprisonment on the Isle of Man.  Henry Bollingbroke captures King Richard and Thomas is released and his lands restored.

12th Baron – Richard Beauchamp is knighted at the coronation of King Henry IV.  The day after the Battle of Shrewsbury Sir Richard is made a Knight of the Garter.  In 1412 Sir Richard is put in command of Calais.  At King Henry V’s coronation Sir Richard acts as Lord High Steward. He also represents England at the coronation of Sigiusmund as King of Germany.  Sir Richard is made responsible for the education of King Henry VI.  He is appointed Lieutenant of France and Normandy in 1437.

13th Baron – Henry Beauchamp is the premier Earl of England.  He was a close friend of King henry as a boy and King Henry makes his friend King of Isle of Wight so that they are both kings.  Henry is created Duke of Warwick.

14th Baron – Hanslope passes to Henry’s sister Anne (wife of Sir Richard Neville, “the Kingmaker”).  In 1456 Sir Richard is appointed Constable of Calais.  Queen Margaret sees Sir Richard as a threat and cuts off supplies to Calais.  Sir Richard takes up piracy against the Castillian and Hanseatic fleets (allies of England).  Sir richard brings part of the Calais garrison back to England as a rebel force and meets the king’s army at the Battle of Ludford Bridge.  Part of the Calais force defect and the King is victorious.  Sir Richard sails for Calais, the Duke of Somerset is sent to replace Sir Richard but is unsuccessful in taking it.  In 1460 Sir Richard returns with another army.  He captures King Henry at Northampton.  Sir Richard inherits his parents lands and titles giving him an income over £7,000 per annum, the highest for an individual in England.  King Edward appoints Sir Richard Captain of Calais, High Admiral of England and Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster.  In 1467 Sir Richard raises a rebellion in Yorkshire to install King Edward’s younger brother, George Plantagenet, on the throne.  George marries Sir Richard’s daughter and King Edward’s army is defeated.  King Edward is imprisoned but after the country falls into disarray he is released.  The War of the Roses swings back in King Edward’s favour and Sir Richard flees to France.  Edward, Prince of Wales (King Henry’s son) marries Sir Richard’s daughter Anne and Henry takes the throne once more.  In 1471 Sir Richard is struck off his horse during a battle and is killed.  As Sir Richard has no male heir Hanslope passes to the crown.

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County: Buckinghamshire
History from: 1066
History to: 1471

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: Yes
Interesting Facts:

Become the 15th Baron and Baroness of Hanslope

1st Baron – William the Conqueror grants Hanslope to Winemar the Fleming (from Flanders).  Winemar builds timber motte and bailey castles at Castlethorpe and Hanslope.

2nd Baron – Michael de Hanslope dies leaving a daughter Maud but leaves Hanslope to King Henry to ensure Hanslope remains whole.

3rd Baron – King Henry grants the marriage of Maud and Hanslope to William Mauduit, Chamberlain of the Exchequer (an hereditary office).

7th Baron – William Mauduit supports King Henry in the 2nd Barons War.  Warwick Castle (William’s home) is sieged by the earl of Leicester and William and his wife are taken prisoner.  A ransom of 1,900 marks is paid for their release.

8th Baron – William de Beauchamp also serves as the hereditary High Sheriff of Worcestershire.  William is a key leader in King Edward’s force that invades Wales and sieges Conwy Castle.  He wins the Battle of Maes Moydog in which he uses his cavalry to compact the Welsh and then finish them off with his archers.

9th Baron – Guy de Beauchamp 10th Earl of Warwick serves as High Sheriff of Worcestershire.  He fights in the Battle of Falkirk in which the English defeat the Scots led by William Wallace.  As a reward Guy receives Scottish lands with an income of 1,000 marks.  King Edward grants Guy Barnard Castle (Durham).  He carries one of the ceremonial swords at King Edward II’s coronation.

10th Baron – In addition to his hereditary office in Worcestershire Thomas Beauchamp is also appointed High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire.  He is appointed guardian to the Black Prince.  Thomas serves serves as Marshall of England and is created a Knight of the garter.  Later Thomas is appointed Admiral of the North.  The political environment changes and Thomas is lured to London, charged with treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London.  His lands are forfeit to the crown and he is sentenced to life imprisonment on the Isle of Man.  Henry Bollingbroke captures King Richard and Thomas is released and his lands restored.

12th Baron – Richard Beauchamp is knighted at the coronation of King Henry IV.  The day after the Battle of Shrewsbury Sir Richard is made a Knight of the Garter.  In 1412 Sir Richard is put in command of Calais.  At King Henry V’s coronation Sir Richard acts as Lord High Steward. He also represents England at the coronation of Sigiusmund as King of Germany.  Sir Richard is made responsible for the education of King Henry VI.  He is appointed Lieutenant of France and Normandy in 1437.

13th Baron – Henry Beauchamp is the premier Earl of England.  He was a close friend of King henry as a boy and King Henry makes his friend King of Isle of Wight so that they are both kings.  Henry is created Duke of Warwick.

14th Baron – Hanslope passes to Henry’s sister Anne (wife of Sir Richard Neville, “the Kingmaker”).  In 1456 Sir Richard is appointed Constable of Calais.  Queen Margaret sees Sir Richard as a threat and cuts off supplies to Calais.  Sir Richard takes up piracy against the Castillian and Hanseatic fleets (allies of England).  Sir richard brings part of the Calais garrison back to England as a rebel force and meets the king’s army at the Battle of Ludford Bridge.  Part of the Calais force defect and the King is victorious.  Sir Richard sails for Calais, the Duke of Somerset is sent to replace Sir Richard but is unsuccessful in taking it.  In 1460 Sir Richard returns with another army.  He captures King Henry at Northampton.  Sir Richard inherits his parents lands and titles giving him an income over £7,000 per annum, the highest for an individual in England.  King Edward appoints Sir Richard Captain of Calais, High Admiral of England and Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster.  In 1467 Sir Richard raises a rebellion in Yorkshire to install King Edward’s younger brother, George Plantagenet, on the throne.  George marries Sir Richard’s daughter and King Edward’s army is defeated.  King Edward is imprisoned but after the country falls into disarray he is released.  The War of the Roses swings back in King Edward’s favour and Sir Richard flees to France.  Edward, Prince of Wales (King Henry’s son) marries Sir Richard’s daughter Anne and Henry takes the throne once more.  In 1471 Sir Richard is struck off his horse during a battle and is killed.  As Sir Richard has no male heir Hanslope passes to the crown.