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 V: Henry had to put down the Lollard rebellion, an unsuccessful attempt to place his cousin on thethrone. He saw it as his duty to win back the territories lost to the French by his stupid ancestors and, when the French did not agree, hostilities were renewed in 1415. Henry, known contemporarily as “the Bane of the French,” is best known for his revival of the 100 Years War with France to win back territories lost by his predecessors, this phase of the 100 Years War was best marked by the victory of Aigincourt. There, approximately 6000 French lost their lives to a smaller English force, which lost only approximately 400. After that victory celebration, he re-captured Normandy in 1420, by which time Henry had forced the French King, Charles VI, to take him as his heir to the French throne by marrying his daughter Catherine. Henry died before he could accede the French throne in 1422, and coincidentally, Charles died two months after Henry. This paved the way for Henry's 10-month-old son, Henry VI, King of both England and France.