Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, KG (c. 1449 – 28 April 1489) was imprisoned for eight years, after his Lancastrian father was killed at the Battle of Towton. He was tossed in the Tower of London when he was just a minor. He eventually recovered his position in 1469.
At the Battle of Bosworth, Percy had command of one of three groups defending Richard III, but failed to commit troops. He was briefly imprisoned by Henry VII, but later restored. A few years later he was murdered at Cock Lodge during an anti-tax riot on 28 April 1489. He was buried at Beverley minster in Percy chapel.
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