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  1. Henry IV (c. April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England from 1399 to 1413. Henry’s grandfather Edward III had begun the Hundred Years War by claiming the French throne in opposition to the House of Valois , a claim that Henry would continue during his reign.

  2. Feb 19, 2024 · Henry IV, king of England from 1399 to 1413, the first of three 15th-century monarchs from the house of Lancaster. He gained the crown by usurpation and successfully consolidated his power in the face of repeated uprisings of powerful nobles. Learn more about Henry IV in this article.

  3. Jan 29, 2020 · National Portrait Gallery (CC BY-NC-ND) 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 ...

  4. Henry IV (3 April 1367 – 20 March 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 .

  5. Henry IV (r.1399-1413) Henry IV spent much of the early part of his reign fighting to keep control of his lands. Exiled for life by Richard II in 1397, Henry's successful usurpation did not lead to general recognition of his claim (he remained unrecognised as King by Charles VI of France).

  6. www.bbc.co.uk › history › historic_figuresBBC - History - Henry IV

    u v w x y z Henry IV © The first of three monarchs from the house of Lancaster, Henry usurped the crown and successfully consolidated his power despite repeated uprisings. Henry was born in...

  7. Feb 19, 2021 · 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.

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