Friday, July 17, 2015

King Henry VI

Henry was only nine months old when he beacame king of England and also king of France through his mother Catherine. A council of regents ran the country and the war till he was 16, but only assumed full power on his majority.  Bouts of insanity, probably inherited from the Valois family ruling France forced Margaret of Anjou to assume control of the country.  This probably led to the Wars of the Roses and the fall of the Lancastrians.  After a long and confused set of battles and bouts of insanity, Henry was exiled and imprisoned, lost the throne to Edward IV (who was a more direct heir of Henry III) then regained it while insane and under a regency of sorts.  He was then deposed again and finally died in Prison.
6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471 
He was king from1422 to 1461, under the control of regents till 1437. He was king again from 1470 to 1471.  He was also supposed to be king of France from1422 to 1453.

This1422 to 1461 penny was under $20.00

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