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 VI: Becomes King of England and two months later, King of France. Two regents, John, Duke of Bedford and Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, become the regents of France and England respectively. During this time, Joan, a French Peasant girl, begins a quest to drive the English from France. She is eventually captured and burnt at the stake in Rouen in 1431. In 1437, Henry assumes personal control of England and the end of the 100 Years War draws with the expulsion of the English from France but sees the beginning of the War of the Roses. A war between the Lancasters and the Yorks rage back and forth with victories and defeats on both sides. As his mind began to fail him several times during his reign, governmental control was taken on occasion and given to a Lord Protector, both times, Richard of York. Not only was he deposed twice, the second time it was by his son, Edward IV. Henry was captured by Yorkist armies and imprisoned in the Tower of London where he is murdered in 1471.