Anthony Rivers, 2nd Earl Rivers (1442? – June 25, 1483) was an English nobleman, courtier, and writer. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians
He was the eldest son of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg. Richard Woodville (or Wydeville) 1st Earl Rivers (1405 &ndash August 12, 1469) was an English nobleman best remembered Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415/1416 &ndash May 30, 1472) was the elder daughter of Peter I Count of St Pol, Conversano and Brienne and his wife Margaret Like his father, he was originally a Lancastrian, fighting on that side at the Battle of Towton, but later became a Yorkist. The House of Lancaster was a branch of the English royal House of Plantagenet. The Battle of Towton in the Wars of the Roses was the largest and bloodiest ever fought on British soil with casualties believed to have been about 28000 (perhaps The House of York was a branch of the English royal House of Plantagenet, three of whom became English kings in the late 15th century He succeeded his father in 1469.
Rivers became very influential at the royal court after his sister Elizabeth married Edward IV. Elizabeth Woodville or Wydeville ( 3 February 1437 &ndash 7 June / 8 June 1492) was the Queen consort of Edward IV ( 28 April 1442 – 9 April 1483) was King of England from 4 March 1461 until 2 October He joined the king in his temporary exile in 1470, and returned with him the next year, where he was wounded at the Battle of Barnet. The Battle of Barnet, which took place 14 April 1471, was a decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, near the town of Barnet, at the time ten
He was married to Elizabeth de Scales, Baroness Scales in her own right, daughter of Thomas de Scales, 7th Baron Scales, and widow of Henry Bourchier, younger son of Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex. Thomas de Scales or Thomas Scales de Newselles (c 1400 – 25 July 1460) 7th Baron of Scales, Knight of the Garter from 1426 was Baron Scales is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1299 by writ for Robert de Scales Henry Bourchier 5th Baron Bourchier 1st Viscount Bourchier 1st Earl of Essex (c
In 1473 King Edward IV appointed Rivers Governor of the Prince of Wales' household, and Rivers went with the prince to Ludlow Castle. Edward V ( 4 November 1470 &ndash 1483? was the King of England from 9 April 1483 until his deposition two months later Ludlow Castle is a large now partly ruined non-inhabited Castle which dominates the town of Ludlow in Shropshire, England. His duties included the administration of justice throughout the principality. When the king died in 1483, he accompanied the Prince, now King Edward V, on the way back to London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. However, they were waylaid by the Duke of Gloucester, who imprisoned the Earl and then had him beheaded at Pontefract Castle on June 25, 1483 as part of his path toward becoming king (as Richard III). Richard III ( 2 October 1452 &ndash 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death Pontefract Castle is a castle in the town of Pontefract, in West Yorkshire, England. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians
After his wife's death in 1473, Anthony was summoned to Parliament in her right as Baron Scales. On his death in 1483 the peerage fell into abeyance.
Rivers was evidently quite learned. One of the first, if not the first, books printed in England was his translation from French of the Sayings of the Philosophers, printed by William Caxton in 1477. Lambeth Palace Library has an illustration showing Rivers presenting a copy of this book to Edward IV. Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Anthony was succeeded by his brother, Richard, as Earl Rivers. Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers (birth unknown died 6 March 1491) succeeded his brother Anthony Woodville, as the third Earl Rivers. Earl Rivers was an English title held in succession by the families of Woodville or Wydeville Darcy and Savage.
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Earl of Wiltshire
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