On this day: 10 October

Posted: October 10, 2011 in On this day..., Richard, Duke of York, York's claim to the throne

1460

Richard duke of York lays claim to the English crown, expecting acclamation. It isn’t forthcoming and he refuses to back down. It is likely that this course of action was discussed by York and the earl of Warwick, but that Warwick failed to get sufficient support before York entered London.

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