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Henry VI of England by George Vertue

Henry VI of England, an ineffectual king, in stained glass

Henry V Portrait

  • Becky Medina

    Henry V only ruled from 1413-1422, but he was the victor at the Battle of Agincourt against the French and became famous for his St. Crispian's Speech from Shakespeare's King Henry V. Henry V was salve for the English psyche, so in that, his short reign filled a purpose. He died of dysentery in 1422, leaving his widow, Catherine of Valois and his 9 month old son, Henry VI.

Margaret of Anjou, Queen of Henry VI of England - kings-and-queens Photo

A portrait of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI and Queen of England at the start of the Wars of the Roses | Flickr -

Catherine de Valois, wife of Henry V, mother of Henry VI, paternal grandmother of Henry VII through her marriage? liaison? with Owen Tudor

Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI and Queen Consort. ca. XV.

Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, c. 1445

Margaret of Anjou (c.1429-82) wed Henry VI of England at 15. After raising an army to defend herself from the vultures that were gathering now that Henry VI was deemed mentally incompetent, Margaret restyled herself a warrior-queen. She led several victories during the War of the Roses before she & her family escaped to Scotland. In 1462 she went to France to seek help from Louis XI-he gave her re-enforcements. Back in England, things went well until Margaret's only child was slain by Edward VI.