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'''Henry VI''' was King of [[Anglia (The Kalmar Union)|Anglia]] briefly in the early 18th century. His reign 'barely registered' on the national consciousness according to various contemporaries. James XI of Scotland, who met him on three occasions called him 'exceedingly dull and exceedingly fat'.
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'''Henry VI''' was King of [[Anglia (The Kalmar Union)|Anglia]] briefly in the early 18th century. His reign 'barely registered' on the national consciousness according to various contemporaries. His brother-in-law, [[James XI of Scotland (The Kalmar Union)|James XI of Scotland]], called him 'exceedingly dull and exceedingly fat'.
   
Henry and Charlotte's only child, Henry would succeed him. The new king was only 3 months old at this point beginning a long regency, first under his mother, then his grandmother. The Regency would prove crucial in forging a country ruled by the authority of the Witenage rather than a monarch.
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Henry was the third son of [[Henry V of Anglia (The Kalmar Union)|Henry V]] and Elizabeth of Kesteven though the only male child to reach adulthood. Tutors were said to have 'tried their best' but, unlike his quick-witted surviving sister Amöena, he proved a poor student.
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Afflicted with gout from an early age by the point of his succession he was almost bedridden and was heavily dependent on a coterie of doctors. His sedentary lifestyle had made him obese and had numerous sores which made him maudlin. He was carried by sedan chair for his coronation. His maiden speech to the Witenage (essentially just a rehash of the final speech his father had given urging the assembly not to back-track on recent reforms) was mumbled and its message lost. The Witenage was soon rolling back taxes and laws and Henry gleefully signed them through. His lack of public appearances was derided in the press and the cheap theatres and in contemporary cultural depictions was usually portrayed as a half-asleep fool to be taken advantage of.
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He was betrothed to Princess Charlotte of Denmark at the height of the [[Kalmar-Wessex War (The Kalmar Union)|Kalmar-Wessex War]], a union designed to maintain good relations between the allies. The young princess found her new husband repellent however and they lived together infrequently until the death of Henry V. Then, admonished by Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, 'lest Amöena's Scottish child inherited Anglia', Charlotte finally took up permanent residence in Lincoln. She too was regarded poorly by the press, and a stubborn refusal to speak anything but Danish in court kept her at arms length from the Witenage and the nobility.
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Henry would die in early 1718 having complained of excruciating headaches for a week and succumbed to a 'malignant fever'. Henry and Charlotte's only child, Henry, would succeed him. The new king was only 3 months old at this point beginning a long regency, first under his mother, then his grandmother. The Regency would prove crucial in forging a country ruled by the authority of the Witenage rather than a monarch.
   
 
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|5= 5. Catherine of Moers-Saarwerden
 
|5= 5. Catherine of Moers-Saarwerden
 
|6= 6. Jan Tyrwhitt, Earl of Kesteven
 
|6= 6. Jan Tyrwhitt, Earl of Kesteven
|7= 7. Katherine Dryden, Countess of Lynn
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|7= 7. Lady Katherine Dryden, Countess of Lynn
 
|8= 8. William of Battenberg
 
|8= 8. William of Battenberg
 
|9= 9. Magdalene of Anhalt
 
|9= 9. Magdalene of Anhalt
 
|10= 10. Jakob III of Moers-Saarwerden
 
|10= 10. Jakob III of Moers-Saarwerden
 
|11= 11. Katharina von Leiningen-Dagsburg
 
|11= 11. Katharina von Leiningen-Dagsburg
|12= 12.
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|12= 12. Christopher Tyrwhitt, Earl of Kesteven
|13= 13.
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|13= 13. Lady Anissa of Auckland
|14= 14.
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|14= 14. Henry Dryden, Earl of Lynn
|15= 15.
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|15= 15. Lady Alethea of Sheffield
 
|16= 16. Johann of Katzenelnbogen
 
|16= 16. Johann of Katzenelnbogen
 
|17= 17. [[Anna II of Anglia (The Kalmar Union)|Anna II of Anglia]]
 
|17= 17. [[Anna II of Anglia (The Kalmar Union)|Anna II of Anglia]]
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|22= 22. Emich X von Leiningen-Dagsburg
 
|22= 22. Emich X von Leiningen-Dagsburg
 
|23= 23. Yolanthe Egmond
 
|23= 23. Yolanthe Egmond
|24= 24.
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|24= 24. Richard Tyrwhitt, Earl of Kesteven
|25= 25.
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|25= 25. Lady Margarethe of Bishopswearmouth
|26= 26.
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|26= 26. Karl Haselrigge, Earl of Auckland
|27= 27.
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|27= 27. Lady Sigrid Gorges of Alderton
|28= 28.
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|28= 28. William Dryden, Earl of Lynn
|29= 29.
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|29= 29. Anna of Appingedam
|30= 30.
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|30= 30. Christopher Hardwick, Earl of Sheffield
|31= 31.
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|31= 31. Lady Kristina Lovell
 
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Latest revision as of 21:34, October 21, 2019

Henry VI
Henry VI Anglia (The Kalmar Union).png
Henry VI
King of Anglia
Reign 7th September, 1715 - 3rd February, 1718
Predecessor Henry V
Successor Henry VII
Born 24th June, 1684
Conisborough Castle, West Jorvikshire, Anglia
Died 3rd February, 1718
Lincoln, Anglia
Spouse Charlotte of Denmark
Issue Henry VII
House Battenberg
Father Henry V
Mother Elizabeth Tyrwhitt, Countess of Kesteven

Henry VI was King of Anglia briefly in the early 18th century. His reign 'barely registered' on the national consciousness according to various contemporaries. His brother-in-law, James XI of Scotland, called him 'exceedingly dull and exceedingly fat'.

Henry was the third son of Henry V and Elizabeth of Kesteven though the only male child to reach adulthood. Tutors were said to have 'tried their best' but, unlike his quick-witted surviving sister Amöena, he proved a poor student.

Afflicted with gout from an early age by the point of his succession he was almost bedridden and was heavily dependent on a coterie of doctors. His sedentary lifestyle had made him obese and had numerous sores which made him maudlin. He was carried by sedan chair for his coronation. His maiden speech to the Witenage (essentially just a rehash of the final speech his father had given urging the assembly not to back-track on recent reforms) was mumbled and its message lost. The Witenage was soon rolling back taxes and laws and Henry gleefully signed them through. His lack of public appearances was derided in the press and the cheap theatres and in contemporary cultural depictions was usually portrayed as a half-asleep fool to be taken advantage of.

He was betrothed to Princess Charlotte of Denmark at the height of the Kalmar-Wessex War, a union designed to maintain good relations between the allies. The young princess found her new husband repellent however and they lived together infrequently until the death of Henry V. Then, admonished by Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, 'lest Amöena's Scottish child inherited Anglia', Charlotte finally took up permanent residence in Lincoln. She too was regarded poorly by the press, and a stubborn refusal to speak anything but Danish in court kept her at arms length from the Witenage and the nobility.

Henry would die in early 1718 having complained of excruciating headaches for a week and succumbed to a 'malignant fever'. Henry and Charlotte's only child, Henry, would succeed him. The new king was only 3 months old at this point beginning a long regency, first under his mother, then his grandmother. The Regency would prove crucial in forging a country ruled by the authority of the Witenage rather than a monarch.

AncestryEdit

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