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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 06:09 PM UTC
Luciano Satornetti describes the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre (formerly the Mosquito Aircraft Museum) in Hertfordshire, England.

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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 02:10 AM UTC
"About 1420 Alice, Countess of Salisbury, married Sir Richard Neville, who became Earl of Warwick".

He was never Earl of Warwick. He was a younger son, by a second marriage, of Ralph Earl of Westmorland and so not heir to the (Westmorland) earldom. He became jure uxoris (by right of his wife) Earl of Salisbury by his marriage to Alice, daughter and heiress of Thomas Montacute 4th Earl of Salisbury.

His son Richard was betrothed at six years old to Anne Beauchamp, daughter of Richard de Beauchamp 13th Earl of Warwick and his wife Isabel Despenser. Thus he became heir to a substantial part of the Montague, Beauchamp, and Despenser inheritance as well as the earldom of Salisbury.

When Beauchamp's son Henry, who was married to Richard's sister Cecily, died in 1446 followed by Henry's daughter Anne in 1449, Richard found himself jure uxonis Earl of Warwick. There then followed a protracted battle over parts of the inheritance, particularly with Edmund Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, who was married to a daughter from Richard Beauchamp's first marriage. The dispute was about land, not about the Warwick title, as Henry's half-sisters were excluded from the succession.
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 02:51 PM UTC
..well at least the museum looks interesting, somewhere I've been wanting to go for a long time, thanks for the post Lucky!
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 01:24 AM UTC
Antoni - the history is as supplied by the museum I had no reason to question it.

Neil, you're welcome

As a side note the Comet fuselage is cocooned at the moment awaiting a respray in Air France colours. The very large prop is off an SRN4 hovercraft, the FB.VI is a composite of a FB.VI fuselage and an early none folding TR.33 wing from Israel.
The prototype Mosquito is in pieces going through a restoration (the red doped fuselage and yellow wing).