Henry V (Lancaster) England KG
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Henry (Lancaster) England KG (1387 - 1422)

Henry (Henry V) "King of England, of Monmouth" England KG formerly Lancaster
Born in Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Jun 1420 in Cathedral of Saint-Jean, Troyes, Aube, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bois de Vincennes near Paris, Francemap
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Preceded by
Henry IV
King of England
21 March 1413 – 31 August 1422
Succeeded by
Henry VI
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Titles of King Henry V: (Royal Ancestry)

Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester 15 October 1399
Duke of Aquitaine 23 October 1399
Duke of Lancaster 10 November 1399
Captain of Carmarthen Castle 1401
Lieutenant of Wales and the Marches 1403
Lieutenant of North Wales 1405
Lieutenant of North and South Wales 1406, 1407
Privy Councillor 1406-11
Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports 1409
Captain of Calais 1410
Heir and Regent of the realm of France, with Normandy granted in full sovereignty 1420

The eldest son and successor of Henry IV was born at Monmouth in 1387. When he only 16 years old he was in command of the English forces that defeated the Percys and Neville at the Battle of Shrewsbury. He helped put down the Welsh revolt, and in 1411 he led an expedition to France. His father's long illness brought him heavy political responsibilities early in life. These strenuous early years devoted to war and politics contradict the tradition, immortalized by Shakespeare, that "Prince Hal," companion of the fat knight Falstaff, was a riotous madcap. Henry proved to be a forceful king and great military commander Henry put forth again the claim to the French throne, formerly raised by Edward III. He thereby renewed the Hundred Years War. By his brilliant victory at Agincourt in 1415, he conquered all the northern half of France. Five years later, he married Catherine of Valois, and it was agreed that he should become King of France after the death of her father, the insane Charles VI. But Henry died of camp fever at Bois de Vincennes, France, in August 1422, leaving as heir to his rights in both kingdoms, his infant son Henry, who was but nine months old. {Chambers Biographical Dictionary} [GADD.GED]

Ruled England from 1413 to 1422.
Eldest surviving son of King Henry IV and Mary Bohun.
Died on campaign in France.
Ordination: 9 APR 1413 Westminster Abbey
Burial: 7 NOV 1422 Westminster, Abbey,

Death and Burial of King Henry V

(Royal Ancestry & Royal Tombs of Medieval England) ) Henry V died 31 August 1422 at Bois de Vincennes, near Paris which formerly was the residence and hunting preserve of the kings of France, and is now a very large Paris public city park. On 15 September a Requiem Mass was sung at the French royal mausoleum at Saint-Denis before the king's coffin and effigy. On 19 September the coffin entered Rouen and proceeded to the cathedral church accompanied by 300 torchbearers. The following day the coffin was taken to Rouen Castle. It was not until 5 October that the Privy Council commissioned ships to return the king's remains to England, and the same day the cortege began its journey north through Abbeville and Boulogne to Calais, accompanied by torchbearers dressed in white, together with the queen, Katherine de Valois, other mourners and the king's household dressed in black. The king's carriage was accompanied by 500 men-at-arms wearing black harness. The king's body arrived at Dover in England around 31 October and reached London on 3 November. On 5 November a Requiem Mass was sung at St. Paul's, and the following day the coffin proceeded to Westminster. Henry's funeral took place on 7 November, the eve of the Feast of All Saints with his burial in the eastern bay of the Confessor's Chapel. Henry's silver effigy, the deeply recessed tomb-chest and the installation of the tomb within its own chapel were innovations for an English royal monument. The chapel and tomb are unified components of a single monument.

Research note: King Henry V as composer

Roy Henry ("King" Henry) (fl. around 1410) was an English composer, almost certainly a king of England: probably Henry V, but also possibly Henry IV.

Old Hall MS: Setting of the Gloria by Roy Henry
His music, two compositions in all, appears in a position of prominence in the Old Hall Manuscript. The compositions are two movements of the ordinary of the mass: a Gloria and a Sanctus, both for three voices, and written in a fairly low register. The music itself is skillfully written.




  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Volume III p. 504
  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Volume III p. 513-530
  • Royal Tombs of Medieval England M. Duffy 2003 p. 207-215
  • Stuart Roderick, W. Royalty for Commoners, 3rd Edit. Published, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltomore, MD. 1998, ISBN-0-8063-1561-X Text 324-40
  • Alison Weir, Britains Royal Family A Complete Genealogy 1999, ppg 41-44
  • Margaret Bent: "Roy Henry", "Old Hall Manuscript", Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed July 6, 2005), (subscription access)

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Would like to add following source: Haigh, Christopher, The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1985, page 355.
posted by Arthur Van Riper Jr

We are 9th cousins 17 times removed, we are both descendants of Matilda (Senlis) Clare.

Regards, Michael Griffiths, New Zealand

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Please update Findagrave link. The correct link is https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1960
posted by Aaron Gullison

Henry V is 22 degrees from Mary McCauley, 25 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 4 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.