Today in Tudor history...
22 May 1455- Start of the Wars of the Roses
22 May 1455-King Henry VI is taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans
22 May 1455 - Death of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland.He was an English nobleman and military commander in the lead up to the Wars of the Roses. He was the son of Henry "Hotspur" Percy, and the grandson of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland. His father and grandfather were killed in different rebellions against Henry IV in 1403 and 1405 respectively, and the young Henry spent his minority in exile in Scotland. Only after the death of Henry IV in 1413 was he reconciled with the Crown, and in 1416 he was created Earl of Northumberland.
22 May 1455 - Death of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset.He was an English nobleman and an important figure in the Wars of the Roses and in the Hundred Years' War. He also succeeded in the title of 4th Earl of Somerset and was created 1st Earl of Dorset and 1st Marquess of Dorset (previously held by his father and later forfeited), and Count of Mortain. He was known for his deadly rivalry with Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York.
22 May 1490 - Death of Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent.He was an English administrator,nobleman and magnate, and the son of Sir John Grey and Constance Holland.
22 May 1537 - Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset sworn in as a Privy Councillor
22 May 1538 - Friar John Forrest burned at the stake, the only Catholic to burn during Henry VIII's reign
22 May 1539 - Birth of Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford.He was the eldest son of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, by his second wife Anne Stanhope. He is most noted for incurring the displeasure of Queen Elizabeth by more than one clandestine marriage.His first wife was Lady Catherine Grey, the younger sister of Lady Jane Grey and granddaughter of Henry VIII's sister Mary
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