Henry VI


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Henry VI

1421-1471.
King of England (1422-1461 and 1470-1471) who as an infant succeeded his father, Henry V, and for most of his reign exercised little power. He was deposed in 1461, and Edward IV was proclaimed king. After a period of exile, Henry regained the throne (1470) but was imprisoned and murdered in the Tower of London (1471).

Henry VI

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1. (Biography) 1165–97, king of Germany (1169–97) and Holy Roman Emperor (1190–97): added Sicily to the Empire
2. (Biography) 1421–71, last Lancastrian king of England (1422–61; 1470–71); son of Henry V. His weak rule was blamed for the loss by 1453 of all his possessions in France except Calais; from 1454 he suffered periods of insanity which contributed to the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses (1455–85). He was deposed by Edward IV (1461) but was briefly restored to the throne (1470)
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Noun1.Henry VI - son of Henry V who as an infant succeeded his father and was King of England from 1422 to 1461Henry VI - son of Henry V who as an infant succeeded his father and was King of England from 1422 to 1461; he was taken prisoner in 1460 and Edward IV was proclaimed king; he was rescued and regained the throne in 1470 but was recaptured and murdered in the Tower of London (1421-1471)
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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The King of England, now Henry VI, was only a child.
Marlowe will be listed as co-author of the three Henry VI plays in the New Oxford Shakespeare, due to be published in several instalments over the coming weeks by the Oxford University Press.
Both dramatists will now jointly appear on the title pages for the Henry VI plays in New Oxford Shakespeare, a collection of all of Shakespeare's known works,
THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES - HENRY VI PART I BBC2, 9pm New series.
Four years on and at last, viewers are getting a chance to see this second series, subtitled The Wars Of The Roses, which features performances of Henry VI, Parts I, II and III, and Richard III.
Eight plays by him headed the list of totals, with 3 Henry VI at the top having twenty-two links, while the highest number for a non-Shakespeare play was eight.
Now a year on, she's returning to the Cardiff venue with the prequel, Henry VI, and once again all of the actors are women.
1471: Henry VI was murdered in the Tower of London.
RICHARD of Gloucester was the son of Richard of York, who died trying to usurp Henry VI.
Edmund and Jasper Tudor were brought up for a life at court, and Henry VI later raised them to the nobility with hopes of securing them as allies in governing the ream.
When the death march of Henry V's funeral opens 1 Henry VI (1H6), the Duke of Bedford's lamentation is telling: "Instead of gold, we'll offer up our arms--/Since arms avail not now that Henry's dead" (1.