Davies ancestors, executions and battles

Davies ancestors, executions and battles
Researched, compiled and written in 2019 by Christine Davies, wife of John Owen Davies.

The stories of Davies ancestors who were either beheaded, hanged, or died in battle.
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This includes the Challis, Huddleston and Terry families. The history includes such ancestors as my husband John’s 15th great uncle Richard Wydeville/Woodville Born August 12 1405 in Maidstone, Kent, England. He died August 12 1469 after being taken prisoner at Chepstow after the Battle of Edgecope and was beheaded at Gosford Green, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. In the War of the Roses, he was initially a Lancastrian, but he became a Yorkist when he thought that the Lancastrian cause was lost.

Among others mentioned in the book is Mary I Queen Stuart (Stewart), 4th cousin 12 times removed (12 generations up). Born December 8 1542 Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland and died February 8 1587 at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire (executed).

Mary reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. She was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, and was six days old when her father died.

There is a lot of history in this book including ancestors who died in the Wars of the Roses.

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