This Day in History: 1327-02-28

Edward_III_of_England_(Order_of_the_Garter)Edward III wrote to the Pope (John XXII) on three occasions requesting Thomas of Lancaster‘s canonization, the first of which was on 28th February. Why he did this is unclear, especially as Lancaster was a man convicted of treason against his father. It could be he bowed to strong public feeling, given that he was only fifteen at the time of the first petition.