Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge
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Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge was the younger son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York and Isabella of Castile. His paternal grandparents were Edward III, King of England and Philippa of Hainault. His maternal grandparents were Peter of Castile and María de Padilla. He was born at Conisburgh Castle in Yorkshire, and was confirmed in the Earldom of Cambridge, which had been resigned by his brother, in 1414.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1385 Birth Richard was born about 20 July 1385 at Conisbrough Castle, Yorkshire, the second son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, and his first wife, Isabella of Castille. … Read More
1393 8 Years Old The King complied, providing his godson on 3 February 1393 with an annuity of £100 from the revenues in Yorkshire which Isabel had formerly received, and on 16 March 1393 with a further annuity of £233 6s 8d from the Exchequer. … Read More

TEENAGE

1399 14 Years Old Richard II was deposed in 1399, and according to Harriss, Richard of York 'received no favours from the new King, Henry IV'. … Read More
1403 18 Years Old From April 1403 to October 1404 Richard commanded a small force defending Herefordshire against the Welsh rebel leader, Owain Glyndŵr, but otherwise performed no notable military service. … Read More

TWENTIES

1406 21 Years Old Richard's only other significant appointment during this period came in August 1406 when, together with the Bishop of Bath, Lord Fitz Hugh, and Lord Scrope, he was chosen to escort King Henry's daughter, Philippa, to Denmark for her marriage to King Eric. … Read More
1408 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Early in 1408 Richard married Anne Mortimer, the eldest of the four children of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, and Eleanor Holland. … Read More
1411 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Pugh notes that during this three-month embassy to Denmark, Richard would have become well acquainted with Lord Scrope, who married Richard's stepmother, Joan Holland (d.1434), in September 1411, and with whom Richard later became involved in the Southampton Plot of 1415 which cost them both their lives.
1414 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In the Parliament of 1414 Richard was created Earl of Cambridge, a title formerly held by his elder brother, Edward, 2nd Duke of York, who had earlier ceased to be Earl of Cambridge either by resignation of the title, or deprivation.

THIRTIES

1415 30 Years Old Although Cambridge pleaded with the King for clemency, he was beheaded on 5 August 1415 and buried in the chapel of God's House at Southampton. … Read More
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