Henry VI of England Biography
(King of England)
Birthday: December 6, 1421 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
King Henry VI of England, at the age of nine months, became the youngest person ever to succeed the English throne, and was also the only English monarch to be crowned King of France. He was on the English throne from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and was the disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. He was averse to violence and quickly sided with the nobles supporting peace in France, which further divided his courtiers. During his reign, England lost much of its territory in France and political instability increased in England. As his cousin Richard of the House of York gained popularity, civil war broke out in 1455, which eventually led to his imprisonment in 1465. He was briefly reinstated on the throne in 1470 following advances of forces led by Queen Margaret, but died in May 1471, a few days after his only son and heir, Edward of Westminster, died in battle.