Bonville-Courtenay Feud


Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses. . 2001.

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  • Courtenay, Thomas, Earl of Devon —    1) (1414–1458)    Through his long and violent feud with William BONVILLE, Lord Bonville, Thomas Courtenay, fifth earl of Devon, contributed significantly to the rising disorder in the shires that helped initiate civil war in the 1450s.… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • Courtenay-Bonville Feud — (1450s)    The feud between Thomas COURTENAY, fifth earl of Devon, and William BONVILLE, Lord Bonville, spread violence and disorder across the West Country in the 1450s and helped create the political alignments that made civil war possible.… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • Bonville, William, Lord Bonville — (1393–1461)    Through his long and violent feud with Thomas COURTENAY, fifth earl of Devon, William Bonville, Lord Bonville, helped form the factions of rival nobles that ignited the WARS OF THE ROSES.    Born into a Devonshire gentry family,… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

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  • Radford, Nicholas — (d. 1455)    The murder of Nicholas Radford, a respected Devonshire attorney, was the most notorious episode in the violent COURTENAY BONVILLE FEUD, which convulsed the West Country in the 1450s and helped create the political alliances that… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • Butler, James, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond — (1420–1461)    James Butler, the Irish earl of Ormond, was one of the most ambitious and politically disruptive favorites of HENRY VI, and a committed adherent of the House of LANCASTER.    Although several times lord lieutenant of IRELAND,… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

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  • Second Protectorate — (1455–1456)    Although officially in existence only from November 1455 to February 1456, the second protectorate of Richard PLANTAGENET, duke of York, actually began in May 1455, when York captured HENRY VI at the Battle of ST. ALBANS. Unlike… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

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