Lancaster Period

Lancaster Period in Hampshire’s History

The Lancaster Period 1399- 1471 in Hampshire’s History, spans the period when King Henry IV, V and VI came to the English throne. King Henry IV was the son of of John of Gaunt and hence became Duke of Lancaster until he was usurped and exiled. Far south from the traditional lands of these supporters of the War of the Roses, it may seem unlikely that there would be many direct connections to the seat of this seemingly remote and troubled crown but the history of Hampshire rarely disappoints.

The John of Gaunt deer park and hunting lodge, close to Kings Somborne, may just fit the bill.  For a view of the key dates and events in the reigns of the Lancastrian Kings see our related Project – House of Lancaster Period on Intriguing History

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St John Baptist Alabaster

St John Baptist Alabaster

The St John the Baptist alabaster altar piece in St Mary’s church Amport is a rare and beautiful Medieval object.

Hamble Le Rice

Hamble Le Rice

Hamble Le Rice is bursting with history and delightful scenery. The settlement on the River Hamble estuary is ancient and intriguing and perfect for exploration.

King Henry V Bishop’s Waltham and Agincourt

King Henry V Bishop’s Waltham and Agincourt

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

Bishop’s Waltham Palace was the setting for King Henry V’s last night in England before setting sail from Southampton to engage the French in battle at Agincourt.

Elvetham Hall

Elvetham Hall

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

Elvetham Hall history is fascinatingly linked to the Seymour family and the Tudor royal family. The original house burnt down in the mid 19th century and a mighty Victorian Gothic mansion stands to replace it.

The Grace Dieu 1420

The Grace Dieu 1420

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

The Grace Dieu was a huge warship constructed between 1413 and 1420 and destined for the wars with France under the orders of King Henry V. In fact it never got further than the Isle of Wight and it’s remains lie in the mud in the River Hamble

Agincourt and Michelmersh

Agincourt and Michelmersh

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Agincourt and HampshireAgincourt and Michelmersh The 12th/13th Century church of St Mary’s in Michelmersh would have looked out over the adjacent field, filled with the soldiers and archers who would be accompanying King Henry V to battle at Agincourt. Scattered in fields and villages north…

Margaret Beauchamp

Margaret Beauchamp

Margaret Beauchamp, who became Margaret Beaufort, was grandmother to King Henry VII and two hundred years after her death is remembered in a Hampshire church in Farley Chamberlayne.

The Butter Cross of Winchester

The Butter Cross of Winchester

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Winchester Historical Landmarks

The Butter Cross of Winchester which stands in the High St, dates from the C15th but could have replaced an earlier Anglo Saxon or Norman preaching cross.

The Southampton Plot

The Southampton Plot

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Agincourt and HampshireThe Southampton Plot was a conspiracy against King Henry V, concocted elsewhere in England but whose final blows were to be dealt in the city of Southampton The Southampton Plot was an intrigue that occurred in Southampton in July 1415. Southampton in 1415…

Basing House Before the Civil War

Basing House Before the Civil War

Basing House is a marvelous ruin, filled with five hundred years of history and intrigue, it’s history prior to the English Civil War is as fascinating as what followed.

Petersfield History Medieval Wool Town

The market town of Petersfield was once an important wool town in Hampshire and grew and prospered on account of this trade.

Hampshire Church Treasures No 10 Alton

Hampshire Church Treasures No 10 Alton

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Hampshire Treasures

St Lawrence church Alton contains a very beautiful mural on one of it’s C15th pillars. The church lay on the Pilgrim’s Way on the route from Winchester to Canterbury.