This is a series of articles dealing with the British nobility beginning with William the Conqueror in 1066 and ending with Henry VIII circa 1530. The information within has been compiled from multiple resources and a bibliography will follow the completed work. Beginning with the Normans, the Plantagenets, the Lancasters, the Yorks, and then finally, the Tudors.
Henry IV: After returning from exile in France, he reclaimed his estates and acceded the throne in September of 1399. Parliament never questioned it! Henry had to deal with the Welsh uprising of Owain Glyndwr. The Welsh King was upset that Lord Ruthin had taken some of his land. Henry, however, attempted to ignore the request for relief as the King was all too familiar with the results of upsetting the English nobles. This really upset Glyndwr, as he wasn’t extremely happy with being a British territory to begin with. He raised an army and waged a successful guerilla war against the English that left him with control of most of Wales. He made deals with English nobles who had fallen out of favor with the King to cement his holdings. In the end, England regained Wales and Glyndwr was reduces to nothing more than a fugitive. Owain Glyndwr in 1401, leads a Welsh revolt against English rule and in 1403, the first rebellion by the Percy family is defeated at the Battle of Shrewsbury. The French soon entered the Welsh rebellion against the English. Through other rebellions and strife, Henry began to lose his health to leprosy and combined with his many woes, Henry died in 1413 Westminster, plagued by rebellions, revolts, and money shortage.