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1484 Grantham granted charter by Richard III

More Detail Town given right to Wednesday market and mid-Lent fair

1450 -1500 Building flourished. Interior walls were plastered and richly painted with bible scenes, characters, symbols and designs.
1454 -1459 Dom. William Barneswell, prof - Vicar of North Grantham
1459 -1486 Dom. Richard Dawes, prof. - Vicar of North Grantham
1469 Fight in churchyard at night - Thomas Wortley, a tanner and Edward Syngar,a minister
1473 -1474 Dom Richard Wytham - Vicar of South Grantham
1474 -1476 Dom Thomas Dalby, priest - Vicar of South Grantham
1476 -1478 Dom Edmund Coynson - Vicar of South Grantham
1478 -1500 Mag. Thomas Isham - Vicar of South Grantham
1479 Henry Curteys' Chantry
1486 -1511 Dom. William Spenser - Vicar of North Grantham
1490 1490s St Katharyn's Chantry Chapel endowed and owned by Thomas Hall of Hall Place (Grantham House). Built on the North side of the church with a private entrance for the Hall family; carved heads probably those of Thomas Hall and his wife.
1500 -1501 William Marshall - Vicar of South Grantham


1450 Town owned by the Crown so supported Yorkists during Wars of the Roses
1450 Angel Inn partially rebuilt
1461 Town pillaged by Lancastrian troops
1463 Town granted first Royal charter by Edward IV
1463 Grantham's Charter of Incorporation - Grantham becomes a Borough
1466 Richard Plantagenet's funeral passes through Grantham en route to Fotheringhay
1469 Fight in churchyard at night - Thomas Wortley, a tanner and Edward Syngar,a minister
1484 Grantham granted charter by Richard III More info
1484 Richard III stayed at the Angel Inn; signed death warrant of the Duke of Buckingham
1485 Henry VII's wife, Elizabeth of York, held Grantham


1452 -1519 Leonardo da Vinci, Artist, scholar, architect 'Mona Lisa' and 'Vitrunian Man'
1453 Henry VI ;sought peace, encouraged trade, specially in wool, and created prosperity
1453 English driven out of France - end of the 100 years war
1455 First battle of the Wars of the Roses
1461 -1483 Edward IV
1476 William Caxton - first printing press in England. Books at reasonable price increased literacy
1483 Richard III
1483 -1483 Edward V
1485 -1509 Battle of Bosworth Field, Richard III killed, Henry Tudor became king - Henry VII
1492 Christopher Columbus discovered Americas


Edward IV Crowned 1461 Died 1483 1470-1471 Henry VI briefly became king again York
Edward V Crowned 1483 Died 1483 One of the little princes in the Tower York
Richard III Crowned 1483 Died 1485 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field York
Henry VII Crowned 1485 Died 1509 1483 Henry VII married Elizabeth of York Tudor