Thomas Porter (by 1482 – 22 March 1522) was an English politician from Gloucester.
He was appointed sheriff of Gloucester for 1503–04 and 1509–10, mayor for 1511–12, and an alderman from 1516 to his death. He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Gloucester in 1515.
James III was the King of Scotland from 1460 to 1488. James was an unpopular and ineffective monarch owing to an unwillingness to administer justice fairly, a policy of pursuing alliance with the Kingdom of England, and a disastrous relationship with nearly all his extended family. It was through his marriage to Margaret of Denmark that the Orkney and Shetland islands became Scottish.
Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany, was the second surviving son of King James II of Scotland. He fell out with his older brother, King James III, and fled to France, where he unsuccessfully sought help. In 1482 he invaded Scotland with the army of King Edward IV of England and assumed control of the country. Scottish lords turned against him in 1483 and he fled after Edward died. The second invasion, in 1484, was not supported by the new English king, Richard III, and failed. He died in a duel with the duke of Orléans, by a splinter from his lance.
Sir Thomas Vaughan was a Welsh statesman and diplomat, who rose to prominence before and during the Wars of the Roses. He began as an adherent of Jasper Tudor and King Henry VI of England, and was appointed to several offices by Henry. He was nonetheless a Yorkist by inclination, as were many Welshmen of the time. After the Yorkist victory in 1461 he became a loyal and important servant of King Edward IV. In 1483, he was executed by Richard III as part of his seizure of the throne.
Berwick Castle is a ruined castle in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England.
Sir William Parr, KG (1434–1483) was an English courtier and soldier. He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Parr (1405–1461) and his wife Alice, daughter of Sir Thomas Tunstall of Thurland, Lancashire.
Thomas Musgrave was Archbishop of York from 1847 to 1860.
Richard Fiennes, jure uxoris 7th Baron Dacre was an English knight and hereditary keeper of Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex.
Richard FitzJames was a medieval Bishop of Rochester, Bishop of Chichester and Bishop of London.
William of Northall was a mediaeval Bishop of Worcester.
Events from the 1420s in England.
Events from the 1480s in England. This decade marks the beginning of the Tudor period.
Sir William Compton was a soldier and one of the most prominent courtiers during the reign of Henry VIII of England.
In July 1482 an English army invaded Scotland during the Anglo-Scottish Wars. The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and its castle were captured and the English army briefly occupied Edinburgh. These events followed the signing of the Treaty of Fotheringhay, 11 June 1482, in which Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany, the brother of James III of Scotland declared himself King of Scotland and swore loyalty to Edward IV of England. The follow-up invasion of Scotland under the command of Edward's brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester failed to install Albany on the throne, but Berwick has remained English ever since the castle surrendered on 24 August. The English army left Edinburgh with a promise for the repayment of the dowry paid for the marriage of Princess Cecily of England to the Scottish Prince.
Sir Walter Beauchamp was an English lawyer and Speaker of the House of Commons of England between March and May 1416.
Arthur Porter was an English Member of Parliament (MP) and was granted Llanthony Secunda Priory. He was the only surviving son of Roger Porter of Newent and Alvington, Gloucestershire and was educated at Lincoln's Inn.
George Heneage was an English churchman who became Dean of Lincoln.
Thomas or Tom Porter may refer to:
The Mayor of Gloucester is the first citizen of the City of Gloucester, England, and acts as Chair of the Council. The Mayor represents the Council and the City at civic, ceremonial and community events both inside the City boundaries and elsewhere.
Sir William Tyrwhitt, of Kettleby, Lincolnshire was an English courtier and Member of Parliament.
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