The 6th King

“It is agreed. The King’s uncle, John, Duke of Bedford, will be appointed Senior Regent of the Realm in charge of the ongoing war in France. During his absence, the government will be maintained by the King’s second uncle, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, who will be granted the title of Lord Protector and Defender of the Realm. His duties will be limited to keeping the peace and summoning Parliament. Uncle Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester will round out the Council, overseeing affairs regarding Church and state.”
“And what of the King? Who will see to the King’s requirements?”
“As the will reads, Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick. Will see to the grooming and guidance of the King.”
On cue, a ripple of audible flatulence echoes throughout the office.
“Oh dear.”
“What is that smell?”
“Time for an airing of the Royal vestments I would say.”
“The King has soiled himself, again?”
“Someone call for the Earl of Warwick.”


– August 31st –
1422

King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI, at the ripe age of 9 months old, becomes King of England.


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