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King Henry VI

Person  Male  Born 6/12/1421  Died 21/5/1471

Categories: Royalty

Born Windsor, son of Henry V. King of England 1422 - 1461 and 1470 - 1471. Madness and the Wars of the Roses explain the gap. Also King of France 1422 - 1453. As a child king there were regents until 1437 when he reached the mature age of 16. This explains why the king needed a nurse, Dame Joanna Astley. Died while imprisoned in the Tower of London, possibly murdered at the order of Edward IV or Richard of Gloucester (later Richard III).

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Henry VI's death

By tradition Henry VI died here, May 21st 1471.

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - Astley

Oh dear, get the wording wrong on a plaque and people are still sniggering ye...

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