Henry IV of England

About Henry IV of England

Who is it?: King of England
Birth Day: April 15, 1367
Birth Place: Bolingbroke Castle, British
Died On: 20 March 1413(1413-03-20) (aged 45)\nWestminster Palace, London, Kingdom of England
Birth Sign: Taurus
Reign: 30 September 1399 – 20 March 1413
Coronation: 13 October 1399
Predecessor: Richard II
Successor: Henry V
Burial: Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, Kingdom of England
Spouse: Mary de Bohun Joan of Navarre
Issue more...: Henry V, King of England Thomas, Duke of Clarence John, Duke of Bedford Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester Blanche, Electress Palatine Philippa, Queen of Denmark
House: House of Lancaster
Father: John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
Mother: Blanche of Lancaster

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Henry IV of England was bornon April 15, 1367 in Bolingbroke Castle, British, is King of England. King Henry IV of England was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413. He was the first monarch of the House of Lancaster and came to the throne by deposing his childhood playmate and first cousin, King Richard II of England. His father John of Gaunt was the third surviving son of King Edward III of England. This made him the grandson of the reigning king, but far removed from the throne. However, his father wielded considerable influence in the English court and had amassed great wealth not only by marriage to Henry’s mother Blanche of Lancashire, the heiress to Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancashire, but also by other means. Henry himself was brought up along with young Prince Richard. Under such circumstances, it was natural that he too would yearn for power and authority. However, his path to power was not easy. He was sent to exile by the reigning king Richard II in 1397 and deprived of his patrimony on his father’s death. Henry retaliated by deposing Richard II and declaring himself king. On his death, his son Henry V succeeded the throne.
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1832

Proof of Henry's deliberate connection to St Thomas lies partially in the structure of the tomb itself. The wooden panel at the western end of his tomb bears a painting of the martyrdom of Becket, and the tester, or wooden canopy, above the tomb is painted with Henry's personal motto, 'Soverayne', alternated by crowned golden eagles. Likewise, the three large coats of arms that dominate the tester painting are surrounded by collars of SS, a golden eagle enclosed in each tiret. The presence of such eagle motifs points directly to Henry's coronation oil and his ideological association with St Thomas. Sometime after the King's death, an imposing tomb was built for him and his queen, probably commissioned and paid for by Queen Joan herself. Atop the tomb chest lie detailed alabaster effigies of the King and Queen, crowned and dressed in their ceremonial robes. Henry's body was evidently well embalmed, as an exhumation in 1832 established, allowing historians to state with reasonable certainty that the effigies do represent accurate portraiture.