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House of Lancaster


Henry IV (see here),
born 1367.
Reigned 1399-1413.
In 1404 he banned "multiplication", part of alchemy. This was effectively a ban on chemistry.
He died 1413.
See Cultural depictions of Henry IV.
He had issue:


  1. Henry V, born 1386.
    Reigned 1413-1422.
    Great military success in the Hundred Years War. He occupied northern France.
    He won a great victory at Battle of Agincourt 1415.
    He died 1422.
    See Cultural depictions of Henry V.
    He had issue:


    1. Henry VI, born 1421.
      Reigned 1422-1461.
      He founded Eton College 1440.
      He founded King's College, Cambridge, 1441.
      Deposed 1461. Edward IV (House of York) took the throne.
      Reigned again 1470-1471.
      Murdered at prayer 1471.
      Crown taken back by Edward IV and the House of York.





Shakespeare

The Shakespeare plays about the House of Lancaster (1399-1471) are fascinating but not always historically accurate.
  


The "Saint Crispin's day" speech in the movie Henry V (1944, during WW2).
Directed by and starring Laurence Olivier.



The "Saint Crispin's day" speech in the movie Henry V (1989).
Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.


  



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