On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1455

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

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