Friday, 4 March 2011

On this day, 550 years ago, Edward of York proclaims himself King of England...

In this second entry in the “on this day” mini-series, I can one again draw upon the Wars of the Roses for inspiration. 550 years ago to this day, Edward, the young Duke of York, seized control of London and proclaimed himself King of England in the process. He was not immediately crowned, for there was the small matter of King Henry VI to deal with and so Edward's coronation day would have to wait until his Yorkist forces had met King Henry’s Lancastrians in the north. He would not have to wait long…

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