Henry VI of England

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King Henry VI of Lancaster, King of England

Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Death: May 21, 1471 (49)
Tower of London, London, England
Place of Burial: St.George's Chapel, Windor Castle, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry V of England and Catherine of Valois, Queen consort of England
Husband of Marguerite d'Anjou, Queen consort of England and France
Father of Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales
Half brother of Tacina Tudor; Margaret Tudor; Jasper Tudor; Owen Tudor and Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond

Occupation: King of England
Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Henry VI of England

"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 . known 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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1444. Prid. Kal. Jan. St. Peter's. Rome. (f. 120.)
To Henry, king of England. Dispensation, at his petition (containing that for the peace and tranquillity of the realms of France and England he has contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti with Margaret, daughter of René (Renati), king of Sicily, and for the said reason desires its speedy consummation; and adding that the sea voyage to England is during the winter apt to be prolonged by reason of storms and tempests), to solemnly celebrate the nuptials before the church and consummate the said marriage on days when it is forbidden to do so. Apostolice sedis. (Cincius | xxxxv. Bonannus. Jo. de Mota. B. de Callio. Coll[acionata] per me P. Parui Johannis.)

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Henry VI of England's Timeline

December 6, 1421
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
November 6, 1429
Age 7
Westminster Abbey, London, England
October 13, 1453
Westminster Palace, London, England
May 21, 1471
Age 49
Tower of London, London, England
Reigned 1422-1461, 1470-1471.
St.George's Chapel, Windor Castle, England