Sir Richard Cholmondeley

Sir Richard was born in 1460, he was the son of John Cholmeley and Joan Eyton. He began life as a wealthy land owner and sheep farmer and soldier and ended it as  Lieutenant of the Tower of London. He was knighted in 1497 for valor in battle against the Scots. He has been fictionalized in the Gilbert and Sullivan’s Opera The Yeoman of the Tower.

 

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