Richard II Is Deposed: Henry IV Becomes King of England Richard and Henry were cousins and childhood friends. All that changed in 1399 after the death of Henry's father, John of Gaunt. Henry soon found himself exiled in France but gained the support of the Duke of Orleans to take the English throne for himself.
Richard II 1377-1399 A very turbulent and controversial reign. First the peasants rebelled against him then his nobels. He was eventually overthown, with his cousin Henry becoming King. Richard was later imprisioned in Pontefract Castle. Legend has it that he starved himself to death, more likely he was murdered.
Richard II (1/06/1367 – 2/14/1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Son of Edward, the Black Prince. In 1399 after John of Gaunt died, Richard disinherited John's son, Henry of Bolingbrook, who had previously been exiled. Henry invaded England, deposed Richard, & had himself crowned Henry IV. Richard died I'm captivity early the next year; he was probably murdered.
Richard II (1367 - 1400) Richard was Plantagenet king of England from 1377 to 1399 and was usurped by Henry IV. Richard was born on 6 January 1367 in Bordeaux, the son of Edward, the Black Prince and grandson of Edward III.