Person:Henry VI of England (1)

King Henry VI of England
Facts and Events
Name King Henry VI of England
Gender Male
Birth? 6 Dec 1421 Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandHouse of Lancaster
Marriage 22 Apr 1445 Titchfield, Hampshire, EnglandTitchfield Abbey
to Margaret of Anjou
Will[3] 12 Mar 1447
Death? 21 May 1471 Tower of London, Middlesex, England
Burial[5] St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England


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Henry VI (6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Until 1437, his realm was governed by regents. Contemporaneous accounts described him as peaceful and pious, not suited for the dynastic wars, such as the Wars of the Roses, which commenced during his reign. His periods of insanity and his inherent benevolence eventually required his wife, Margaret of Anjou, to assume control of his kingdom, which contributed to his own downfall, the collapse of the House of Lancaster, and the rise of the House of York.

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References
  1.   Henry VI of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), Volume 3 pages 438 and 439.
  3. Nichols, John. A collection of all the wills, now known to be extant, of the kings and queens of England, princes and princessess of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal: from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry the Seventh, exclusive, with explanatory notes and a glossary. (London: J. Nichols, 1780), pages 291 to 320.

    The will may be read here.

  4.   Henry VI Plantagenet, King of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  5. Henry VI, in Find A Grave.