What Happened on May 4, 1471

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Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Wars of the Roses: Battle of Tewkesbury - final battle between Lancaster and York sees the Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV restored to his crown thus extinguishing the Lancastrian of Plantagenet line

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed)
  • Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, dies at 17, becoming the only heir apparent to the English throne to ever die in battle