Person:Henry IV of England (1)

Facts and Events
Name[3][4] Henry IV , of England
Unknown Henry , of Bolingbroke
Gender Male
Birth[1][3][4] 3 Apr 1367 Bolingbroke Castle, Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, EnglandHouse of Lancaster
Marriage bet 20 Jul 1380 and 10 Feb 1381 to Mary de Bohun
Marriage 7 Feb 1403 to Infanta doña Juana , de Navarra
Will[8] 21 Jan 1408 Greenwich, Kent, England
Reference Number? Q161866?
Death[1][3][4] 20 Mar 1413 Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Burial[2] Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England


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Henry IV (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England from 1399 to 1413, and asserted the claim of his grandfather, Edward III (himself a maternal grandson of Philip IV of France), to the Kingdom of France.

Henry was born at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire. His father, John of Gaunt (1340-1399) (created 1st Duke of Lancaster in right of his wife), was the fourth son (third to survive to adulthood) of King Edward III and enjoyed a position of considerable influence during much of the reign of his nephew King Richard II (1377-1399) whom Henry eventually deposed.

Henry's mother was Blanche of Lancaster, heiress to the great Lancashire estates of her father Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster (a descendant in the male line of King Henry III). Henry, having succeeded his father as 2nd Duke of Lancaster, when he became king thus founded the Lancaster branch of the Plantagenet English monarchy. He was also the first King of England since the Norman Conquest whose mother tongue was English rather than French.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry IV of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Henry IV, in Find A Grave.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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), VI 473-77, VII 417.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), p. 4.
  5.   HENRY "of Bolingbroke", son of JOHN "of Gaunt" Duke of Lancaster & his first wife Blanche of Lancaster (Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire [3] Apr 1367-Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey 20 Mar 1413, bur Canterbury Cathedral), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  6.   Henry IV, King of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  7.   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 4 page 204.
  8. 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 203 to 207.

    The will can be read here.

Succession of Monarchs of the United Kingdom
Edward III of England

1328-1377
his great-uncle

Richard II of England

1377-1399
his first cousin

King of England

1399-1413

Henry V

1413-1422
his son

Henry VI

1422-1461
Henry V's son

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