Born in 1367 in Lancashire, England Father was the third surviving son of Edward III Mother was daughter of Henry III When Henry was 11 his cousin became king, Richard II (Picture from britannica.com)
Henry’s mother and father were both of royal blood Cousin became king in 1377 Gave Henry the titles of earl of Derby and duke of Hereford (Picture from http://www.clker.com/clipart-british- crown.html ) http://www.clker.com/clipart-british- crown.html
Cousin King Richard II gave Henry his titles This did not stop Henry from becoming an opponent to the crown The King and the group of dissenters became entangled in a power struggle Henry’s father settles the matter but then dies Richard then expels Henry and takes away his inheritence and estate Henry uses this as an excuse to invade and ousts Richard and takes over
Henry used his descent from Henry III to claim rights to the throne This was not a legitimate claim Needed to rule with fear to keep control Put down many rebellions violently Executed many who were dissenters in the kingdom (Picture from https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/ Henry_IV_of_England) https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/ Henry_IV_of_England
Henry became ill towards the end of his reign Was thought to be leprosy but could have been syphilis He survived the rebellions and political struggles Died in 1412 at age 45 Was succeed by his son, Henry V
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