BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY VI KING ENGLAND, II KING FRANCE 1421-1471

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: ANJOU

EVENTS

On 06 Dec 1421 Henry VI King England, II King France was born to Henry V King England (35) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England (20) at Windsor Castle

On 31 Aug 1422 Henry VI King England, II King France succeeded VI King England: Plantagenet Lancaster

On 21 Oct 1422 Henry VI King England, II King France succeeded II King France: Lancaster

In 1426 Edmund Hungerford (17) was knighted by Henry VI King England, II King France (4)

In 1426 Robert Wingfield (23) was knighted by Henry VI King England, II King France (4) at Hereford

On 19 May 1426 Ralph Longford (25) was knighted by Henry VI King England, II King France (4)

On 06 Nov 1429 Henry VI King England, II King France (7) was crowned VI King England: Plantagenet Lancaster by Cardinal Henry Beaufort (54) at Westminster Abbey. Henry Beauchamp 1st Duke Warwick (4) carried the child King. John Mowbray 3rd Duke Norfolk (14) attended. John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont (20) was knighted. [English Coronation of Henry VI]

On 16 Dec 1431 Henry VI King England, II King France (10) was crowned II King France: Lancaster at Notre Dame de Paris. Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (53) was appointed Carver. Thomas Harrington (31) , Hugh Courtenay 12th Earl Devon and Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon (17) attended. [French Coronation of Henry VI]

In 1441 Eleanor Cobham (41) , wife of the heir presumptive Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (50) , brother of the deceased Henry V King England, uncle of Henry VI King England, II King France (19) , was tried for predicting the future of the King. She consulted two astrologers Thomas Southwell and Roger Bolingbroke. All three were arrested, tried and found guilty. Eleanor denied most of the charges but confessed to obtaining potions from Margery Jourdemayne, 'the Witch of Eye'. Thomas Southwell died whilst in the Tower of London. Roger Bolingbroke was hanged, drawn and quartered. Margery Jourdemayne was burned at the stake. Eleanor was sentenced to do public penance, divorce her husband and remain confined for the remainder of her life. [Trial of Eleanor Cobham]

In Sep 1444 Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (42) was created 1st Duke Buckingham (1C 1444) by Henry VI King England, II King France (22) in reward many years of loyal and continuous service to the Crown.

On 23 Apr 1445 Henry VI King England, II King France (23) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (15) were married at Titchfield Abbey. [Marriage of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou]

On 05 Jan 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (22) , Thomas Neville (22) , William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (30) , brothers Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond (22) and Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford (21) and Roger Lewkenor were knighted by Henry VI King England, II King France (31) at Greenwich during the Knighting at Greenwich

On Aug 1453 Henry VI King England, II King France (31) suffered a mental breakdown

On 13 Oct 1453 Edward Lancaster Prince Wales was born to Henry VI King England, II King France (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (23) at Westminster Palace. When Henry VI King England, II King France (31) recovered from his catatonic state, he greeted the child as a 'miracle'. There is some speculation as the child's actual father since Henry VI King England, II King France (31) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (23) had been married for many years before the child was born. Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (47) has been suggested. [Birth of Edward of Westminster]

On Jan 1455 Henry VI King England, II King France (33) recovered

On Jan 1455 Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) was released by Henry VI King England, II King France (33)

On 22 May 1455 at the First Battle of St Albans. The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) , Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland (62) , William Cotton, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford (41) and Richard Fortescue (41) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (52) was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France (33) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (54) and Edmund Dudley (30) were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset (19) was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (34) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (55) fought.

On 12 Oct 1459 the Battle of Ludford Bridge nearly took place at Ludford Bridge. In the event a large number of the Calais garrison refused to fight against Henry VI King England, II King France (37) who was present. The Yorkist leaders left overnight: Richard York Prince Wales (48) , the future Edward IV King England (17) , Edmund York 1st Earl Rutland (16) , Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (31) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (59) and John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham (26) . Thomas Parr (52) was present. The Lancastrian army included Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (57) and William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (41) .

On 10 Jul 1460 the Yorkist army led by the future Edward IV King England (18) and including Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (32) , George Neville Archbishop York (28) , William Neville 1st Earl Kent (55) , Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent (43) , Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham (45) and John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton (22) defeated the Lancastrian army at Northampton during the Battle of Northampton. Henry VI King England, II King France (38) was captured. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (57) , John Talbot 2nd Earl Shrewsbury, 2nd Earl Waterford (42) , Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (37) and John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont (50) were killed. Thomas Tresham (40) fought. William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont (22) and William Norreys (19) were knighted. Thomas "Bastard of Exeter" Holland was executed following the battle.

On 25 Oct 1460 Parliament enacted the Act of Accord (39 Hen VI) by which Richard York Prince Wales (49) was declared heir to Henry VI King England, II King France (38) disinheriting Edward Lancaster Prince Wales (7) . At the same Parliament on 31 Oct 1460 Richard York Prince Wales (49) was appointed as Prince Wales, Earl Chester, Duke Cornwall and Lord Protector.

On 18 Feb 1461 the Lancastrian army defeated the Yorkist army at Second Battle of St Albans and rescued Henry VI King England, II King France (39) . The Lancastrian army was commanded by Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (30) and included Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland (39) , John Mowbray 3rd Duke Norfolk (45) , Henry Grey 7th Baron Grey Codnor (26) and Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles (33) . Thomas Ros 9th Baron Ros Helmsley (33) , William Tailboys 7th Baron Kyme (46) , John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford (12) and Thomas Tresham (41) were knighted.

On 18 Feb 1461 after the Second Battle of St Albans William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville (68) and Thomas Kyriell (65) were beheaded after having protected Henry VI King England, II King France (39) during the battle. Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (30) reneged on their immunity and tried them in front of her seven year old son Prince Edward who ordered them to be beheaded.

On 13 Jul 1465 James Harrington (35) assisted with the capture of the fugitive Henry VI King England, II King France (43) by being the instrument of persuasion that induced Sir Thomas Talbot of Bashall, and Sir Richard Tempest of Bracewell, who were sheltering the King, to betray him, and received £66 and £100 for expenses and reward.

On 22 Jul 1470 Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (42) , Henry VI King England, II King France (48) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (40) signed the Angers Agreement that had been arranged by Louis "Father of the People" XI King France (47) at Angers Cathedral. Edward Lancaster Prince Wales (16) and Anne Neville Queen Consort England (14) were formally betrothed as part of the Agreement.

On 03 Oct 1470 Henry VI King England, II King France (48) was re-adepted VI King England: Plantagenet Lancaster. Thomas Tresham (50) was released. [Re-adeption of Henry VI]

On 21 May 1471 Henry VI King England, II King France (49) died (possibly murdered) at Wakefield Tower during the Death of Henry VI

Henry VI King England, II King France was buried at Altar

ANCESTRY

Father: Henry V King England

GrandFather: Henry IV King England

1G GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

2G GrandFather: Edward III King England

3G GrandFather: Edward II King England

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England

4G GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France

4G GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre

2G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England

3G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland

4G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland

4G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg

3G GrandMother: Joan Valois

4G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois

4G GrandMother: Margaret Capet

1G GrandMother: Blanche Plantagenet 5th Countess Lancaster, 6th Countess Leicester

2G GrandFather: Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

2G GrandMother: Isabel Beaumont

3G GrandFather: Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan

4G GrandFather: Louis Brienne Viscount Beaumont

4G GrandMother: Agnes Beaumont-Sarthe

3G GrandMother: Alice Comyn

4G GrandFather: Alexander Comyn

4G GrandMother: Joanna Latimer

GrandMother: Mary Bohun

1G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton

2G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Maud Fiennes

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere

3G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

4G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

3G GrandMother: Margaret Clare

4G GrandFather: Thomas Clare

4G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald

1G GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan

2G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

4G GrandFather: William Warenne

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

Mother: Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England

GrandFather: Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France

1G GrandFather: Charles V King France

2G GrandFather: John "The Good" II King France

3G GrandFather: Philip "Fortunate" VI King France

4G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois

4G GrandMother: Margaret Capet

3G GrandMother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy

4G GrandFather: Robert Burgundy II Duke Burgundy

4G GrandMother: Agnes Capet

2G GrandMother: Bonne Luxembourg

3G GrandFather: John I King Bohemia

4G GrandFather: Henry Luxembourg VII Holy Roman Emperor Luxembourg

4G GrandMother: Margaret Brabant

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohemia

1G GrandMother: Joanna Bourbon

2G GrandFather: Peter Bourbon Duke Bourbon

3G GrandFather: Louis Bourbon I Duke Bourbon

4G GrandFather: Robert Bourbon 1st Count Clermont

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Burgundy

3G GrandMother: Mary Hainault

4G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland

4G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg

2G GrandMother: Isabella Valois

3G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Mahaut Chatillon

4G GrandFather: Guy Chatillon IV Count Saint-Pol

4G GrandMother: Marie Capet

GrandMother: Isabeau Wittelsbach

1G GrandFather: Stephen "Magnificient, Fop" Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria

2G GrandFather: Stephen Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria

3G GrandFather: Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor

4G GrandFather: Louis "Strict" Wittelsbach II Duke Upper Bavaria

4G GrandMother: Matilda Habsburg

3G GrandMother: Beatrix Świdnica

2G GrandMother: Elisabeth Barcelona

3G GrandFather: Frederick III King Sicily

4G GrandFather: Peter III King Aragon

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Capet

4G GrandFather: Charles II King Naples

4G GrandMother: Mary Unknown

1G GrandMother: Taddea Visconti

2G GrandFather: Bernabò Visconti

2G GrandMother: Beatrice Scala