May 21 1471 – King Henry VI is Killed in the Tower of London

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May 21 1471 – King Henry VI is Killed in the Tower of LondonRate this post On May 21, 1471, Henry VI, King of England and France, was killed in the Tower of London thus bringing an end to the dominance of the House of Lancaster and marking the ascendance of the House of York in England. Henry VI was the only child of Henry V and Catherine of Valois. He was the last of the Lancastrian rulers of England and reigned between 1422 and 1461 and again between 1470 and 1471. Born at Windsor Castle in 1421, Henry VI succeeded his father Henry V and his grandfather Charles VI […]