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Cynric

In AD 552, Cynric was king of the West Saxons. He fought the Britons at Searobyrg.[1]

Egbert (802-39)

Agreement between King Egbert and the Archbishop of Canterbury was confirmed at Wilton [2].

Aethelwulf (839-55)

King Aethelwulf was the father of Alfred the Great.

In 1780, a golden ring bearing his insignia was found in Laverstock. It is believed to have been his ring – and the assumption is that he lost the ring while either visiting or passing through[3].

In AD 854, the charter that was agreed in the great council at Winchester was dated in Wilton. Aethelwulf may have been present.

Edgar, the Peaceable (959-75)

King Edgar held a Council at Salisbury in AD960 [4]

William I, the Conqueror (1066-87)

William held the Great Gemot at Old Sarum in 1086[5].

In 1070, he reviewed his troops before disbanding them[6].

William II, Rufus (1087-1100)

In 1088 (fn. 3) and 1096 (fn. 4) William II held councils at Salisbury, and attested a document at Salisbury in 1100[7].

William II died while hunting in the New Forest.

Henry I, Beauclerc (1100-35)

Henry I held a council in Salisbury in 1100[8].

Henry I, Beauclerc (1100-35)

Henry I held a council in Salisbury in 1100[9].

Henry II, Curtmantle (1154-89)

According to the VSH:

It has been held that Henry II was there in 1155 and 1158 and perhaps also in 1165. [10]

Richard I the Lionheart (1189-99)

Richard I visited the city in 1189, and in 1194 Salisbury was one of five places which were licensed for tournaments [11] .

John, Lackland (1199-1216)

John visited Salisbury in 1205 (twice), 1208 and 1216. (fn. 50) [12]

One of the four surviving copies of King John’s Magna Carta is on display at Salisbury Cathedral.

Henry III (1216-72)

On September 20th, 1258 the Cathedral was consecrated. King Henry, his quuen and the Archbishop of Canterbury Boniface attended
[13]

Richard II (1377-99)

In 1384, Richard II summoned his parliament to meet at the Bishops Palace in the Close.

Richard II and Queen Ann held a feast for the Franciscan Friars Minor in St Ann Street in 1393

Henry VI (1422-61, 1470-1)

Following the killing of Bishop Ayscough during Jack Cade’s rebellion of 1450, Henry VI came to Salisbury ‘in order to bringnthe murderers to justice’ [14]

Edward IV (1461-70, 1471-83)

In or around 1467 Edward IV came to Salisbury for the trial of Sir Thomas Hungerford and Sir Henry Courtenay.

Richard III, Crookback (1483-85)

Richard III was at Salisbury for the execution of the Duke of Buckingham. [15]

Henry VII (1485-1509)

“Henry VII and Henry VIII as well Elizabeth paid state visits to Salisbury, all three being received with much colourful ceremonial [16]“

Henry VIII (1509-47)

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“Henry VII and Henry VIII as well Elizabeth paid state visits to Salisbury, all three being received with much colourful ceremonial [17]“

Elizabeth I (1558-1603)

“Henry VII and Henry VIII as well Elizabeth paid state visits to Salisbury, all three being received with much colourful ceremonial [18]“

James I (1603-25)

Paid several visits. Granted charter to the City of Salisbury as a political entity separate from the Church
[19]

Charles I (1625-49)

1625 The King brought his court to Salisbury to avoid the plague.
1644: Charles I enters Salisbury with an army

Oliver Cromwell (1649-58)

Stayed at the Old George Inn in 1645.

Charles II (1660-85)

Charles II stopped at Heale House while in hiding from Cromwell’s supporters.

George III (1760-1820)

King George often stopped in London on his way to Plymouth.

The King donated an organ to Salisbury Cathedral. The organ is now in Saint Thomas’ Church.

Elizabeth II (1952-present)

Queen Elizabeth visited Salisbury in 1977, to distribute the Maundy money at Salisbury Cathedral.

She visited again in 2012, as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Queen Elizabeth spent the night in the Royal Train which pulled into the chalk pit sidings opposite the Wilton Road[20]

Footnotes

  1. Stratford-sub-Castle History Overview []
  2. vch []
  3. Wiltshire Council – Wiltshire Community History Get Community Information []
  4. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 3, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  5. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776 []
  6. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 3, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  7. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776 Date accessed: 26 January 2012. []
  8. ‘Old Salisbury: The castle’, A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6 (1962), pp. 53-60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776 Date accessed: 26 January 2012. []
  9. ‘Old Salisbury: The castle’, A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6 (1962), pp. 53-60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776 Date accessed: 26 January 2012. []
  10. ‘Old Salisbury: The castle’, A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6 (1962), pp. 53-60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776 Date accessed: 26 January 2012. []
  11. ‘Old Salisbury: The castle’, A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6 (1962), pp. 53-60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776 Date accessed: 26 January 2012. []
  12. ‘Old Salisbury: The castle’, A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6 (1962), pp. 53-60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41776 Date accessed: 26 January 2012. []
  13. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 15, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  14. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 64, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  15. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 66, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  16. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 66, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  17. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 66, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  18. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 66, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  19. Jowitt, RLP, “Salisbury”, page 67, Whitefriars Press 1951 []
  20. Spire FM – News – Queen stayed the night in Salisbury after visit. []

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