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Henry VI Plantagenêt King of England

Male 1421 - 1471  (49 years)


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  • Name Henry VI Plantagenêt King of England  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 6 Dec 1421  Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 6 Dec 1421 
    Duke of Cornwall 
    Occupation 1 Sep 1422 
    King of England 
    Occupation 6 Nov 1429 
    Coronation at Westminster Abbey 
    Occupation 26 Dec 1431 
    Coronation as King of France at Notre Dame de Paris 
    Occupation 1453 
    Became severely mentally ill (completely debilitated), so Richard Plantagenêt Duke of York was made Protector in 1454 
    Occupation 25 Dec 1454 
    The King suddenly recovered, but civil war broke out between the Yorkist and Lancastrian factions (Wars of the Roses) 
    Military 22 May 1455 
    Defeated by Richard Plantagenêt Duke of York at the First Battle of St. Albans and taken prisoner 
    Military 17 Feb 1461 
    His wife defeated Richard de Neville, Earl of Warwick, at the Second Battle of St. Albans, and he was subsequently freed 
    Military 29 Mar 1461 
    Defeated at the Battle of Towton (fled to Scotland) by Edward IV Plantagenêt who proclaimed himself king 
    Occupation 1464 
    Returned to England during an unsuccessful Lancastrian offensive 
    Occupation 1465 
    Captured near Clitheroe (Lancashire) and imprisoned in the Tower of London 
    Occupation 3 Oct 1470 
    Briefly restored to the throne by Richard de Neville, Earl of Warwick 
    Military 14 Apr 1471 
    Richard de Neville, Earl of Warwick, was defeated by Edward IV Plantagenêt at the Battle of Barnet 
    Military 4 May 1471 
    Forced to lead her own army, his wife was defeated at the Battle of Tewkesbury (where her son was killed in action) 
    Died 21 May 1471  Tower of London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4478  Godbout
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 

    Father Henry V Plantagenêt King of England,   b. 29 Aug 1387, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1422, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Île-de-France (Seine), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Catherine de Valois Queen of England,   b. 27 Oct 1401, Hôtel Saint-Paul (St-Pol), Paris, Île-de-France (Seine), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1438, Bermondsey Abbey, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Marriage Contract 21 May 1420 
    Married 3 Jun 1420  Sainte-Catherine de Troyes, Champagne (Aube), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Info. 3 Jun 1420  Célébré par Henri de Savoisy (archevêque de Sens) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Info. 3 Jun 1420  Témoigné par Claude de Beauvoir Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marguerite d'Anjou Queen of England,   b. 23 Mar 1430, Nancy, év. Toul, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1482, Château de Dampierre, Aube, Champagne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1445  Tichfield, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Plantagenêt of Wales,   b. 13 Oct 1453, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1471, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, George Edward Cokayne; Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand & Howard de Walden, editors, (Reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), Volume III, p. 439 & Vol. V, p. 737 (chart).

    2. [S728] A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland and Scotland, John Burke, Esq., (Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London, 1831), 389.

    3. [S628] Dictionnaire de la noblesse, seconde et troisième éditions, François-Alexandre Aubert de La Chenaye-Desbois, (La Veuve Duchesne, libraire, Antoine Boudet, l'auteur, rue Saint-André-des-Arcs, Schlésinger frères, Paris, 1770-1778), Tome 9, p. 139.

    4. [S576] Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France, Anselme de Sainte-Marie, augustin déchaussé, (Troisième Édition, la Compagnie des Libraires, Paris, 2 août 1726-1733), Volume 1, p. 115.

    5. [S726] Essai sur l'histoire des comtes souverains de Provence, Joseph Amédée Xavier Boisson de La Salle, (G. Mouret, Imprimeur du Roi, 2ème édition, Aix-en-Provence, 1820), 328.