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Chapter 8: Lancaster and York (1399-1485) A. Henry IV a. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a Crown.” b. Great character, unfortunate circumstances c. Autumn of 1400 – rebellion fueled by the way English landlords exploited Welsh tenants d. Defeated growing threat, had to reclaim castles e. Suppressed a second uprising in 1405 f. Firmly seated by 1408 a. Had very little money to finance and relied on House of Commons b. By 1406, Henry could not control his own administration without consent of council c. Henry dies in 1413 C. Henry V a. Governed England with “firmness, justice, and honor”. b. Two important parts to his reign i. Restored domestic tranquility to England ii. Dedicated his entire reign to the conquest of France a. Political disorder in France was an invitation to resume war b. Henry wanted to win glory, fame, increase power of English Crown, enforce a claim that he believed was righteous c. Harfleur fell – first town ever captured by English by use of cannons
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 255 taught by Professor Hibbard during the Fall '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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