Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fact of the Day: Westminster Prince

Edward of Westminster was Prince of Wales during the War of the Roses under his father King Henry VI. He faced his father's rival King Edward IV at the Battle of Tewkesbury, and died. He was the only heir apparent to the English throne to ever die in battle. 

12 comments:

Kati said...

To ever die in battle? Wow, I would have thought it to be more!

-Kati

Margaret D said...

My goodness. War kills unfortunately.

Jax said...

That's very depressing. No war...peace!! :)

DeniseinVA said...

Another very interesting fact and my interest is now peaked to learn more thanks Adam!

Pat Hatt said...

Guess he should have stuck to ruling like the rest

Christine said...

Interesting.

Fundy Blue said...

I was surprised to learn that Edward of Westminster was the only heir apparent to die in battle. Have a good one, Adam!

Al Penwasser said...

Westminster Prince. Didn't he sing, "Purple Rain?"

DEZMOND said...

War of Roses was so nasty

Julie Ann Lozada said...

oh... that's sad. :(

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Martha said...

Oh, that's interesting.

Bethany Carson said...

He looks very youthful in the sketch. Interesting bit of history. Thanks for sharing!