Henry IV, King of England

Male 1367 - 1413  (45 years)


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  • Name Henry IV  
    Suffix King of England 
    Born 15 Apr 1367  Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, Kingdom of England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Mar 1413  Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I43553  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2016 

    Father John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster,   b. 6 Mar 1340, St. Bavo's Abbey, Ghent, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1399, Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster,   b. 24 Mar 1345, Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1368, Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 19 May 1359  Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    • Reading Abbey is a large, ruined abbey in the centre of the town of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It was founded by Henry I in 1121 "for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of King William, my father, and of King William, my brother, and Queen Maud, my wife, and all my ancestors and successors".

      more ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_Abbey
    Family ID F15754  Group Sheet

    Family Mary de Bohun,   b. 0___ 1368, (Hereford, Herefordshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1394  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1381  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. Henry V, King of England,   b. 9 Aug 1386, Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1422, Chateau de Vincennes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F16465  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Apr 1367 - Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, Kingdom of England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1413 - Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry IV, King of England (1367-1413)
    Henry IV, King of England (1367-1413)
    Henry of Bolingbroke, flanked by the lords spiritual and temporal, claims the throne in 1399. From a contemporary manuscript, British Library, Harleian Collection

  • Notes 
    • "...he became the first King of England from the Lancaster branch of the Plantagenets."

      Marriage and issue

      The date and venue of Henry's first marriage, to Mary de Bohun, are uncertain, but her marriage licence, purchased by Henry's father John of Gaunt in June 1380 is preserved at the National Archives. The accepted date of the ceremony is 5 February 1381, at Mary's family home of Rochford Hall, Essex.[2] Alternately, the near-contemporary chronicler Jean Froissart reports a rumour that Mary's sister Eleanor de Bohun kidnapped Mary from Pleshey Castle and held her at Arundel Castle, where she was kept as a novice nun; Eleanor's intention was to control Mary's half of the Bohun inheritance (or to allow her husband, Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, to control it).[24][25] There Mary was persuaded to marry Henry. They had six children:[26]

      Henry V of England (1386–1422)
      Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1387–1421)
      John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford (1389–1435)
      Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1390–1447)
      Blanche of England (1392–1409) married in 1402 Louis III, Elector Palatine
      Philippa of England (1394–1430) married in 1406 Eric of Pomerania, king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
      Mary died in 1394, and on 7 February 1403 Henry married Joanna of Navarre, the daughter of Charles d'âEvreux, King of Navarre, at Winchester. She was the widow of John V of Brittany, with whom she had had four daughters and four sons; however, her marriage to the King of England was to be childless. But Henry had already four sons from his first marriage, which was undoubtedly a clinching factor in his acceptability for the throne. By contrast, Richard II had no children and Richard's heir-presumptive Edmund Mortimer was only seven years old. The only two of Henry's six children who produced children to survive to adulthood were Henry V and Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. Henry IV's male Lancaster line ended in 1471 during the War of the Roses, between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists, with the deaths of his grandson Henry VI and Henry VI's son Edward, Prince of Wales. The descendants of Henry IV's son Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, include Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, queen consort of George VI and mother of Elizabeth II,[27] and the Queen's current daughters-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.[28] [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7467] "Edward III (13 November 1312 - 21 June 1377)" biography,.

    2. [S7168] "John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, KG (6 March 1340 - 3 February 1399) Biography", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh.

    3. [S8939] "Henry IV of England", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_IV_of_England, abstracted August 18, 2015 by David.

    4. [S7316] "John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter > Ancestors", http://royalist.info/execute/ancestors?person=37.

    5. [S9276] "Blanche of Lancaster" biography, retrieved March 20, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_.

    6. [S9846] "Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex, 2nd Earl of Northampton, KG (25 March 1341 - 16 January 137.