May 22, 1127 - Empress Maud, daughter of Henry I, and Count Geoffrey V of Anjou, married at Le Mans Cathedral. They were the parents of Henry II, the first Plantagenet king.
May 22, 1455 - Richard, Duke of York and the Nevilles attacked the English court at the First Battle of St Albans. They captured Henry VI and killed Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset.
May 22, 1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born. He was the novelist who created the detective Sherlock Holmes.