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Sir Humphrey Bourchier was born circa 1443 in England, United Kingdom to John Bourchier (1415-1474) and Margery Berners (-1475) and died 14 April 1471 Battle of Barnet of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey (bef1445-1497) 1466 JL . Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s.

Biography

Lord John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners, married Margery, daughter of Sir Richard Berners. He died in May 1474 and was succeeded in the barony by his grandson John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, his son Sir Humphrey Bourchier having been killed at the Battle of Barnet (War of the Roses) in 1471 fighting for the Yorkist side.

The Battle of Barnet was a decisive engagement in the Wars of the Roses, a dynastic conflict of 15th-century England. The military action, along with the subsequent Battle of Tewkesbury, secured the throne for Edward IV. On 14 April 1471 near Barnet, then a small town north of London, Edward led the House of York in a fight against the House of Lancaster, which backed Henry VI for the throne. Leading the Lancastrian army was Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, who played a crucial role in the fate of each king. Historians regard the battle as one of the most important clashes in the Wars of the Roses, since it brought about a decisive turn in the fortunes of the two houses. Edward's victory was followed by fourteen years of Yorkist rule over England.




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Offspring of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey (bef1445-1497)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Bourchier (1467-1533) 1467 England, United Kingdom 19 March 1533 Calais, France Katherine Howard (-1536) Katherine Howard (-1536) Elizabeth Bacon (bef1533-)
Margaret Bourchier (c1468-c1551)
Anne Bourchier (1470-1530) 1470 England 29 September 1530 Thomas Fiennes, 8th Baron Dacre (1472-1534)










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