On This Day

May 22, 1455 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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

Deaths in History

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