Henry IV (c. April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England from 1399 to 1413. His grandfather King Edward III had claimed the French throne as a grandson of Philip IV of France, and Henry continued this claim.
Henry IV, also called (1377–97) earl of Derby or (1397–99) duke of Hereford, byname Henry Bolingbroke or Henry of Lancaster, (born April? 1366, Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England—died March 20, 1413, London), king of England from 1399 to 1413, the first of three 15th-century monarchs from the house of Lancaster.
Henry IV of England ruled as king from 1399 to 1413 CE. Known as Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster before he became king, Henry clashed with his cousin Richard II of England (r. 1377-1399 CE) and was exiled in 1397 CE. Returning to England with a small army in the summer of 1399 CE, Henry made himself king as Richard's support collapsed.
Henry IV, orig. Henry Bolingbroke, (born April? 1366, Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, Eng.—died March 20, 1413, London), King of England (1399–1413), first of three 15th-century monarchs of the house of Lancaster.
Henry IV (April 3 1367 – March 20 1413) was a King of England. He was born at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire, which is why he was often called "Henry Bolingbroke". Rise to power. His father, John of Gaunt, was the third son of King Edward III, and had a lot of power in the reign of King Richard II.
The life of Henry IV: a timeline 15 April 1367: Henry is born at Bolingbroke Castle, in Lincolnshire, son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and Duchess Blanche. 1387–88: Henry is one of the five ‘Appellants’ who oppose Richard II. They defeat a royalist force at the battle of Radcot Bridge and purge the court in the Merciless Parliament.
King Henry IV. Finally in 1408, one of Henry’s greatest challengers, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland was killed in the Battle of Bramham Moor. King Henry’s opposition had finally been overcome and his enemy’s head was to be displayed at London Bridge signally the monarch’s victory.
King Henry IV of England was a monarch who ruled from 1399 to 1413. He was the first ruler to come from the House of Lancaster, and his reign was controversial because he usurped the crown from...
Henry V was a man of contradictions. In youth, he was reportedly an “ assiduous cultivator of lasciviousness ,” but upon ascending to the throne of England in the early 15th century, he won...
Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle (French: Court-manteau), Henry FitzEmpress, and Henry Plantagenet, was King of England from 1154 until his death in 1189. At various points in his life, he controlled England, large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland, and the western half of France, an area that was later called the Angevin Empire.