Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Fact of the Day: Mad King Henry

The reign of the English King Henry VI was a troubled one. He became king at a very early age, and when he became old enough to rule, he wasn't very interested in politics. He became very religious and let trusted nobles run his court as he'd rather be a man of God than the man that sits on the throne. He married Margaret of Anjou who was almost his polar opposite, and she proved to be a strong and capable leader. However it would be Henry VI's poor leadership and bouts of insanity that would end up having him lose the throne to his cousin (Edward IV) in the House of York during the War of the Roses. 

11 comments:

  1. I really find these royalty's lives fascinating.

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  2. Going nutso is never a good thing

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  3. Never heard of War of the Roses before.

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    1. It had something to do with warring florists.

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  4. I went crazy once.
    Then I got better.
    No, I didn't!
    Shut up, you!
    See? It's a long road.

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    1. Crazy and hazy
      Or just plain lazy
      These big guys
      Are a bag of lies
      They do what they want to
      Then blame it on being doodle do

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  5. Not the right guy for the job of king.

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  6. Oh boy...well there have been a lot of nuts in royalty

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