Posted 2013-08-04 00:07 (#94503 - in reply to #94497) Subject: RE: Thomas Beauchamp and Lithuanian Prince
XXII [lib] Here sheweth howe Erie Richard from Venuse toke
his wey to Russy Lettowe Poleyn and Spruse Westvale
and other coostes of Almayn toward Englond by suche
Coostes as his Auncestry hadde labored inj and special-
ly Erie Thomas his grauntfadre. that in warre hadde
taken the Kynges son of Lettowe and brought hym in-
to Englond And cristened hym at London namyng
hym after hym self Thomas/ And in this Jurney Erie
Richard gate hym greet worship at many turnamentes
and other faites of werre
The above is taken from the Beauchamp Pageant. It's written in Old English and it's saying that Earl Richard followed the same route as his ancestor Earl Thomas who had taken the King Of Lithuania's son and christened him in London naming him Thomas after himself.
The Beauchamp Pageant was an illustrated manuscript. It is thought to have been commissioned by The Duchess of Warwick, Anne Beauchamp who married Richard Neville (Kingmaker). These were the parents of Anne Neville Queen of Richard 111.