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Noun: Henry VI
  1. Son of Henry V who as an infant succeeded his father and was King of England from 1422 to 1461; he was taken prisoner in 1460 and Edward IV was proclaimed king; he was rescued and regained the throne in 1470 but was recaptured and murdered in the Tower of London (1421-1471)

Type of: King of England, King of Great Britain

Part of: House of Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancastrian line

Encyclopedia: Henry VI, Part I