King Henry VI was the King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. He was the son of King Henry V and Catherine of Valois. Henry VI was born on December 6, 1421, at Windsor Castle. He was crowned king at Westminster Abbey on November 6, 1429.
Henry VI‘s reign was marked by political instability and civil war. The Hundred Years’ War with France continued, and England lost control of most of its French territories. The Wars of the Roses, a series of civil wars between the House of York and the House of Lancaster, began in 1455.
Henry VI was captured by the Yorkists in 1461 and deposed. He was restored to the throne in 1470, but was deposed again in 1471. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London and died there in 1471.
Henry VI was a pious and devout king. He was a patron of the arts and sciences, and founded King’s College, Cambridge. He was also a weak and indecisive ruler, and was easily manipulated by his advisors. His reign was a time of great turmoil and upheaval, and he is often seen as one of the most tragic figures in English history.
Here are some of the key events of Henry VI’s reign:
- 1422: Henry VI is crowned king at Westminster Abbey.
- 1429: Joan of Arc leads the French to victory at the Battle of Orleans.
- 1431: The Treaty of Arras ends the Hundred Years’ War between England and France.
- 1445: Henry VI marries Margaret of Anjou.
- 1455: The Wars of the Roses begin.
- 1461: Henry VI is captured by the Yorkists and deposed.
- 1470: Henry VI is restored to the throne.
- 1471: Henry VI is deposed again and imprisoned in the Tower of London.
- 1471: Henry VI dies in the Tower of London.
Henry VI was a complex and contradictory figure. He was a pious and devout king, but he was also a weak and indecisive ruler. His reign was a time of great turmoil and upheaval, and he is often seen as one of the most tragic figures in English history.