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. 

12 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Poor Henry.

Lux G. said...

I really find these royalty's lives fascinating.

Pat Hatt said...

Going nutso is never a good thing

Christine said...

Interesting

Anna-Alina said...

Never heard of War of the Roses before.

Al Penwasser said...

It had something to do with warring florists.

Al Penwasser said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

Not the right guy for the job of king.

Birgit said...

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

Martha said...

A troubled man

KK said...

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

Fundy Blue said...

An early age indeed ~ nine months old! I really got an emotional feel of Henry VI when I visited the Tower of London, especially when I stood near the spot where he was murdered. It was probably the thing in the tower that impacted me most. Odd!