Henry VI

Henry VI

noun
1.
1165–97, king of Germany 1190–97; king of Sicily 1194–97; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1191–97 (son of Frederick I).
2.
1421–71, king of England 1422–61, 1470–71 (son of Henry V).
3.
(italics) a three-part drama (Part 1, 1591–92; Part 2, 1590?; Part 3, 1590?) by Shakespeare.
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Henry VI
 
n
1.  1165--97, king of Germany (1169--97) and Holy Roman Emperor (1190--97): added Sicily to the Empire
2.  1421--71, last Lancastrian king of England (1422--61; 1470--71); son of Henry V. His weak rule was blamed for the loss by 1453 of all his possessions in France except Calais; from 1454 he suffered periods of insanity which contributed to the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses (1455--85). He was deposed by Edward IV (1461) but was briefly restored to the throne (1470)

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