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French Demand Compensation for the Execution of the Last Plantagenet King of England

Portrait of Edward PlantagenetThe House of Plantagenet ruled England, among other lands, from 1154 through 1485.  In 1499, Edward Plantagenet was beheaded in the Tower of London, bringing his line to an end. The French city of Angers, the ancesteral home of the Planganets, is still peeved over the affair. It wants compensation from the current occupant of the English throne. Specifically, it wants Queen Elizabeth II’s crown jewels:

 “As redress for the execution of Edward, Angers today demands that the Crown Jewels of England be transferred to Angers,” reads a petition posted on the city’s official website.

Recalling 25-year-old Edward’s “unfair and horrible death” at the hands of henchmen working for Henry VII, England’s first Tudor king, the city believes it is owed an apology and 513 years’ worth of compensation.

This would amount to billions in today’s currency, but Angers is prepared to accept the jewels to cover it all.

Link -via Lowering the Bar | Image: Executed Today

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August 6th, 2012

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