Henry IV


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Henry IV 1

1050-1106.
Holy Roman emperor and king of Germany (1056-1106) who struggled for power with Pope Gregory VII. Twice excommunicated, Henry appointed an antipope (1084) to crown him emperor, invaded Italy, and was dethroned by his sons.

Henry IV 2

Known as "Henry Bolingbroke." 1366?-1413.
King of England (1399-1413). Son of John of Gaunt and grandson of Edward III, he was banished from England by Richard II, who confiscated his estate. Henry returned, raised an army, and compelled Richard to abdicate. Parliament confirmed Henry's claim to the throne, thus establishing the Lancastrian line.

Henry IV 3

Known as "Henry of Navarre." 1553-1610.
King of France (1589-1610) who founded the Bourbon royal line, successfully waged war against Spain (1595-1598), and gave political rights to French Protestants in the Edict of Nantes (1598).

Henry IV

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1. (Biography) 1050–1106, Holy Roman Emperor (1084–1105) and king of Germany (1056–1105). He was excommunicated by Pope Gregory VII, whom he deposed (1084)
2. (Biography) surnamed Bolingbroke. 1367–1413, first Lancastrian king of England (1399–1413); son of John of Gaunt: deposed Richard II (1399) and suppressed rebellions led by Owen Glendower and the Earl of Northumberland
3. (Biography) known as Henry of Navarre. 1553–1610, first Bourbon king of France (1589–1610). He obtained toleration for the Huguenots with the Edict of Nantes (1598) and restored prosperity to France following the religious wars (1562–98)
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Noun1.Henry IV - king of France from 1589 to 1610; although he was leader of the Huguenot armies, when he succeeded the Catholic Henry III and founded the Bourbon dynasty in 1589 he established religious freedom in France;
Bourbon dynasty, Bourbon - a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily
2.Henry IV - King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor (1050-1106)
3.Henry IV - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413Henry IV - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)
House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
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In 1399, as we know, Henry IV wrested the crown of England from Richard II.
So through the reigns of Henry IV and of Henry V James remained a prisoner.
As soon as ever the king comes of age he will issue his commands himself, and 'tis far pleasanter to obey the grandson of Henry IV.
You are a brave soldier, one of the few remaining veterans of the days of Henry IV.
By means of a coin dated 1610, which bears the effigy of Henry IV.
Many wore the gorges and buff coat of the times of Henry IV.
Interesting commentary is offered on the role of censorship in the manuscript play, The Book of Sir Thomas More (with hand D identified as possibly Shakespeare's); the reconstruction of the 1597 Garter Entertainment at Westminster; the remaking in about 1597 of 1 Henry IV, as proposed here, from the lost ur-Henry IV (itself a 1596 remake of the first part of Famous Victories, scenes i-ix); and the later production of 2 Henry IV as a commercially viable sequel to 1 Henry IV, incorporating some unused materials from ur-Henry IV which had previously been intended for the early scenes of Henry V (itself a remake of scenes ix-xx of Famous Victories).
THE SOURCE in 2 Henry IV for the Shakespeare quotation in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" was established some years ago (Hutton 243-44), but since then no one has explored very fully the possibility of its exerting a substantial influence upon the story.
Later, he was appointed tutor to Henry of Navarre, afterward Henry IV of France, who made him his librarian.
To cite but from one chapter, that on 1 and 2 Henry IV, there are references to power as panoptical, to Falstaff and the Carnivalesque, to structuralist aspects of one particular theatrical presentation of the Hal/Hotspur conflict in 1 Henry IV, to the coding of Falstaff in 'feminine material terms' in plays of limited gender economy, and to The Famous Victories of Henry V as a text which lurks in the margins of 1 and 2 Henry IV.
While not a match for the brilliance of the Guises, Mayenne was a man of great bravery and determination, and his long struggle against Henry IV was more a personal political struggle than a fundamental ideological quarrel.
He bestows his loyalty on Bolingbroke when he becomes King Henry IV.