What Happened on May 4, 1471

Historical Events

Battle of Tewkesbury

Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV returns to his throne, restoring political stability to England until his death in 1483

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed)
  • Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, dies in Battle of Tewkesbury at 17, becoming the only heir apparent to the English throne to ever die in battle
1471 Highlights

About May 4, 1471

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 551 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus