Westmorland Day: Creation of Earldom of Westmorland

When:
29 September 2020 all-day
2020-09-29T00:00:00+01:00
2020-09-30T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Westmorland

Westmorland Day takes place annually on 29 September.

It marks the date in 1397, when King Richard II created Ralph Neville the first Earl of Westmorland.

A poll at the Westmorland County Show (2013) chose this day.

Other options included: 30 January – birth of Lady Anne Clifford; 30 July – death of Thomas de Strickland; 1 October – battle of Tinghai; 21 October – death of Earl Ralph Neville; 18 December – battle of Clifton (perhaps the last battle on English soil).