Posts Tagged ‘Henry VI’

16
Dec

16 DECEMBER 1431

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris

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6
Dec

6 DECEMBER 1421

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Birth of Henry VI of England at Windsor

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6
Nov

6 NOVEMBER 1429

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Coronation of Henry VI

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24
May

24 MAY 1444

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Proxy  marriage of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou.

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21
May

21 OR 22 MAY 1471

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Death of Henry VI in the Tower

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19
May

Richard Duke of York Knighted

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis    in Events in History

Richard Duke of York Knighted

Nave of St Mary de Castro (© D Preis)

Richard Duke of York Knighted

On Whitsunday, 19 May 1426, Henry VI was knighted in St Mary de Castro, Leicester, by his uncle, John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford.  Then the only four-year-Richard, Duke of York, old Henry knighted 44 others, foremost among them Richard, duke of York (father of Edward IV and Richard III).

 

Source:

William Arthur Shaw, The Knights of England. Vol.1.  Sherratt and Hughes, London, 1906, pp.130-132

Dorothea Preis

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4
May

4 MAY 1471

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, defeat of Lancastrian army, Henry VI’s son Edward killed in battle, Henry VI dies soon after.

Illustration: The Battle of Tewkesbury from a Ghent manuscript

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23
Apr

23 APRIL 1445

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Wedding of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou

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11
Apr

11 APRIL 1471

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Final deposition of Henry VI in favour of Edward IV

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25
Oct

Act of Accord

   Posted by: Michael    in Events in History

Act of Accord

Richard, Duke of York (stained glass at St Laurence, Ludlow, © Worcestershire Branch, Richard III Society)

Act of Accord

After unsuccessfully claiming his right to the crown in parliament on 10 October 1460, Richard, duke of York, had to accept the Act of Accord on 25 October 1460, which stipulated that he would be the heir to the throne after King Henry VI’s death, instead of the king’s son, Edward of Lancaster.

His claim was that while on his father’s side he was descended from Edward III’s fourth son, on his mother’s side he was descended from Edward III’s son.  The Lancastrian Kings including Henry VI, however, were descendents of the third son of Edward III.

While the Duke of York’s claim ultimately failed, it was the basis for his son Edward IV to succeed to the crown.

More on the Act of Accord here.

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