Henry IV of England was bornon 15 April 1367 in Bolingbroke Castle, British, is King of England. King Henry IV of England was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413. He was the first monarch of the House of Lancaster and came to the throne by deposing his childhood playmate and first cousin, King Richard II of England. His father John of Gaunt was the third surviving son of King Edward III of England. This made him the grandson of the reigning king, but far removed from the throne. However, his father wielded considerable influence in the English court and had amassed great wealth not only by marriage to Henry’s mother Blanche of Lancashire, the heiress to Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancashire, but also by other means. Henry himself was brought up along with young Prince Richard. Under such circumstances, it was natural that he too would yearn for power and authority. However, his path to power was not easy. He was sent to exile by the reigning king Richard II in 1397 and deprived of his patrimony on his father’s death. Henry retaliated by deposing Richard II and declaring himself king. On his death, his son Henry V succeeded the throne.
Henry went to Paris and stayed there until his return to England in June 1399
However, the very next year in 1398, Henry was exiled by the king because of his quarrel with Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk
Again in 1392, he went on another crusade to Prussia
In 1390, Henry went on a crusade to Lithuania with three hundred fellow knights and had limited success
In 1387, Henry joined the rebellion by the Lord of Appellants and forced the king to accept their dominance in the council
On 16 July 1377, ten year old Richard was crowned king
King Henry IV of England was born on April 15, 1367 at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire, England, to John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancashire