[MR] Wikepedia: Edward IV Crowned King of England

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Tue Jun 28 01:55:34 PDT 2016

Noble Friends,

On this date in 1461, the Yorkist Edward IV was crowned King of England, 
though he actually had ruled from 4 March 1461: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_IV_of_England . During the first 
half of his rein, Edward continued the Wars of the Roses against the 
House of Lancaster, eventually eliminating most of the opposition.

What I would like to concentrate on here is the deeply suspicious death 
of Henry VI, the "rightful" king whom Edward supplanted: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VI_of_England . Henry was a weak 
king, and apparently prone to fits of melancholy and madness, traits he 
probably inherited from his grandfather, the French King Charles VI (aka 
"Charles the Mad"). Henry had fallen into the hands of Edward, and had 
been made a prisoner in the Tower of London. Following the Battle of 
Tewkesbury, Edward returned to the Tower and that very night, 21 May 
1471, Henry died. The announced cause was "a fit of religious 
melancholy", and supposedly the deposed king died during prayer at the 
chapel in the Wakefield Tower. More likely he died in his chambers after 
being coshed with a dagger. The likely suspect was Richard, Duke of 
Gloucester, who would later eliminate his own two nephews and seize the 
throne as Richard III (Boo! Hiss!)

If you visited the Henry VI Wikipedia page, you can see a photo of the 
place where Henry supposedly expired, but here is a larger version: 
. The chapel is in location 24 on this map: 
, and is open to visitors touring the Tower of London.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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