Henry IV of England Timeline

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  • 1337 - 1453
    The Hundred Years' War between England and France.
  • Apr 1366
    Henry Bolingbroke, future Henry IV of England, is born at Bolingbroke Castle.
  • 5 Feb 1381
    Henry Bolingbroke, future Henry IV of England, marries Mary of Bohun.
  • 16 Sep 1387
    Prince Henry, future Henry V of England, is born at Monmouth Castle.
  • Dec 1387
    A group of English barons defeat Robert de Vere and his supporters at the Battle of Radcot Bridge near Oxford.
  • 1388
    The 'Merciless Parliament' appoints five Lords Appellants to rule England and sidelines Richard II of England.
  • 1397
    Richard II of England begins a purge on the Lords Appellant, who were voted by the 'Merciless Parliament' to rule in his stead. They are executed or exiled, including Henry Bolingbroke.
  • 1399 - 1413
  • 3 Feb 1399
    Death of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III of England and Duke of Lancaster. His son Henry Bolingbroke inherits the title and the claim to the throne.
  • Jun 1399 - Jul 1399
    Henry Bolingbroke lands in northern England with a small invading army and marches south.
  • Sep 1399
    Richard II of England is imprisoned in the Tower of London by Henry Bolingbroke.
  • 29 Sep 1399
    Henry Bolingbroke forces Richard II of England to sign a formal document of abdication.
  • 30 Sep 1399
    Parliament officially nominates Henry Bolingbroke as Richard II of England’s successor.
  • 13 Oct 1399
    Coronation of Henry IV of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1400
    The Welsh leader Owain Glyn Dwr declares himself the Prince of Wales.
  • 14 Feb 1400
    Death of Richard II of England in Pontefract Castle, Yorkshire.
  • 21 Jul 1403
    Henry IV of England defeats rebellious barons at the Battle of Shrewsbury. Prince Henry, future Henry V of England also participates.
  • 1404
    The Welsh rebel leader Owain Glyn Dwr captures Harlech Castle.
  • 1406
    The 'Long Parliament' haggles with Henry IV of England over state finances.
  • 22 Mar 1406
    The young Prince James, future James I of Scotland, is captured after a shipwreck and imprisoned in England for 18 years by Henry IV of England.
  • Feb 1408
    Henry IV of England wins the Battle of Bramham Moor against the combined Welsh and English rebels.
  • 1409
    A royal army led by the Prince of Wales, future King Henry V of England, recaptures Harlech Castle in Wales.
  • 20 Mar 1413
    Henry IV of England dies of illness.
  • 9 Apr 1413
    Coronation of Henry V of England in Westminster Abbey.