1366 (11th May)
Anne of Bohemia, was born to Charles IV of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperor and Elizabeth of Pomerania.
1368 (15th February)
Anne’s brother, Sigismund, was born to Charles IV of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperor and Elizabeth of Pomerania.
1370 (22nd June)
Anne’s brother, John, was born to Charles IV of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperor and Elizabeth of Pomerania.
1373 (29th September)
Anne’s sister Margaret, was born to Charles IV of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperor and Elizabeth of Pomerania.
1378 (29th November)
Anne’s father died.
Pope Urban VI who was keen to gain support over the rival pope Clement VII suggested a match between Richard II
of England and Anne of Bohemia.
Arrangements for the marriage of Anne to King Richard II
of England were finalised..
Anne left Bohemia to travel to England for her marriage. She was accompanied on her journey by the Duke of Saxony and a large number of attendants.
Anne stopped in Brussels to see her aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Brabant.
Anne reached Calais where she waited for favourable winds to make the Channel crossing to England.
1381 (18th December)
Anne left Calais and sailed to England. Soon after she arrived a huge wave badly damaged her ship.
1381 (after 18th December)
Anne travelled on to Canterbury where she was received by the Duke of Gloucester. She then continued on to London.
1382 (20th January)
Anne married King Richard II of England and Wales in Westminster Abbey.
1382 (21st January)
Tournaments were held to celebrate Anne’s marriage to Richard.
1382 (22nd January)
Anne was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
Anne of Bohemia visited Norwich to view the ceiling of the Great Hospital which had been made in her honour.
1387 (14th November)
A group of influential noblemen – Thomas Duke of Gloucester (Richard’s uncle), Richard, Earl of Arundel, Thomas, Earl of Warwick and the Earl of Derby – known as the Appellants, accused a group of Richard’s friends of treason. Those accused included Chief Justice Tresilian and the King’s tutor Sir Simon Burley.
1387 (19th December)
The Appellants were joined by Richard’s cousin, Henry Bolingbroke
the Earl of Lancaster and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham and defeated a Royalist force led by Richard’s favourite, Robert De Vere, Earl of Oxford.
The Merciless Parliament
Following the Royalist defeat at Radcot Bridge, Richard had no choice but to submit to this parliament which found many of his supporters guilty of treason. Chief Justice Tresilian and Simon Burley were executed and many others were imprisoned. Parliament set controls on the privileges enjoyed by the King and his household.
Parliament was dissolved.
Richard declared that he was going to rule without advisers. He pursued a moderate policy to appease those likely to oppose him but at the same time he was secretly forming militant groups around the country ready to rise against his opponents when the time was right.
1393 (15th April)
Anne’s mother died.
1394 (7th June)
Anne died from the plague
at Sheen Manor.