May 21, 1471

On May 21, 1471, King Henry VI was killed in the Tower of London. His cousin Edward IV became his successor. With all the kings, princes, queens, princesses, and other nobility killed in the Tower of London, you’d think that England’s insurance companies would require the place to have a written warning at all entrances. Something along the lines of “If ye be of nobility or royal lineage, enter at thous own risk.” There should also be a sign located in a conspicuous place that would read, “No personage of noble lineage executed in “blank” days. This should be the minimum requirement for workplace safety in the Tower.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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