Blanche of England ( Spring 1392, 22 May 1409 )
Blanche of England, LG (Spring 1392 – 22 May 1409), also known as Blanche of Lancaster and Blanche Plantagenet, was an English princess of the House of Lancaster.
She was the daughter of King Henry IV of England by his first wife Mary de Bohun.Born at Peterborough Castle in Northamptonshire, Blanche was the sixth of the seven children born during the marriage of Prince Henry of Lancaster and his wife Mary of Bohun. At the time of her birth, Henry was only Earl of Derby and, thanks to his marriage, Earl of Northampton and Earl of Hereford; as the only surviving son of John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster, he was the heir of the Duchy of Lancaster. Blanche was named after her paternal grandmother.
Of her six siblings, five brothers and one sister, only the eldest brother, Edward, died in infancy. The other four brothers were, in order: Henry of Monmouth (later King Henry V of England), Thomas, Duke of Clarence, John, Duke of Bedford and Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. Blanche's sister was Philippa, who married Eric of Pomerania, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Mary of Bohun died on 4 June 1394 in Peterborough Castle after giving birth to her last child Philippa. Five years later, on 3 February 1399, after his father's death, Henry inherited the Duchy of Lancaster. Eight months later, on 13 October, he deposed his cousin King Richard II and was crowned King Henry IV. Blanche and her siblings were then elevated to the rank of Royal Princess and Princes of England. Three years later, in 1402, her father was remarried, to Joanna, daughter of King Charles II of Navarre and widow of Duke John V of Brittany. They had no children
Was King during Hundred Years War. Had both a York son, and a Lancaster son.... Uhmm...
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