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The 15th Century (1401 - 1500)

 History in the making - building the Royal Greenwich Palace.

1399 - 1413 King Henry IV

1413 - 1422 King Henry V

1413: 20 March - Death of Henry IV - succeeded by his son Henry V

1415: King Henry V welcomed on Blackheath returning victorious from Agincourt, France.

1422: 31 August - King Henry V dies of fever

1422 - 1461 King Henry VI

1427: Humphrey of Gloucester inherits royal manor of Greenwich and builds Bella Court

1428: Joan of Arc leads French against the English

1431: Joan of Arc burned at the stake for being a witch

1433: Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, brother of King Henry V, acquired land at Greenwich (Greenwich Royal Park) and has it enclosed.

1445: Plague strikes England

1453: End of Hundred Years' War between England and France

1455: Wars of the Roses begin.

1461 - 1483 King Edward IV

1471: Pliny sets up first European observatory

1471: Regiomontanus (Johann Müller) reports his observations on, what was to become, Halley's Comet

1477: Edward IV bans cricket (distracted the English Army from archery)

1483: Edward V ascends English Throne (age 12)

1483 - 1485 King Richard III

1485: Wars of Roses end.

1485 - 1509 King Henry VII

1491: King Henry VIII (1491 - 1547) born in Greenwich.

1492: Christopher Columbus lands in Caribbean Islands

1493: Christopher Columbus returns to Europe and introduces tobacco

1497: Vasco de Gama sails around Cape of Good Hope.

1498: Vasco de Gamma discovers a sea-route to India

1499: Slave trade begins in Lisbon

c1500: Tudor Palace of Placentia built at Greenwich by King Henry VII


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