King Henry VI


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King Henry VI

Born: 6 December 1421
Father: King Henry V
Mother: Catherine of Valois
Reigned: 1422 - 1461 & 1470 - 1471
Died: 21 May 1471 (murdered)

Time Line

1422 - Henry succeeds his father when he was 10 months old

1422 - Henry becomes King of France on death of Charles VI

1427: Humphrey of Gloucester inherits royal manor of Greenwich and builds Bella Court

1428: Joan of Arc leads French against the English

1431: Joan of Arc burned at the stake for being a witch

1433: Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, brother of King Henry V, acquired land at Greenwich (Greenwich Royal Park) and has it enclosed.

1445: Plague strikes England

1453: End of Hundred Years' War between England and France

1455: Wars of the Roses begin.

1455 - Appearance of Halley's Comet

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