On This Day

What Happened in May 1455

Historical Events

  • May 22 Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI

Famous Deaths

  • May 22 Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)
  • May 22 Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (b. 1406)