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Lancaster Period in Hampshire's History

The Lancaster Period 1399- 1471 in Hampshire's History, spans the period when King Henry IV, V and VI came to the English throne. King Henry IV was the son of of John of Gaunt and hence became Duke of Lancaster until he was usurped and exiled. Far south from the traditional lands of these supporters of the War of the Roses, it may seem unlikely that there would be many direct connections to the seat of this seemingly remote and troubled crown but the history of Hampshire rarely disappoints.

The John of Gaunt deer park and hunting lodge, close to Kings Somborne, may just fit the bill.  For a view of the key dates and events in the reigns of the Lancastrian Kings see our related Project - House of Lancaster Period on Intriguing History

Agincourt and Michelmersh in Hampshire and the House of Lancaster

Agincourt and Michelmersh

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

Agincourt and HampshireAgincourt and MichelmershThe Southampton PlotThe Grace Dieu 1420King Henry V Bishop’s Waltham and AgincourtAgincourt and Michelmersh The 12th/13th Century church of St Mary’s in Michelmersh would have looked out over the adjacent field, filled with the soldiers and archers who would be accompanying King Henry V to battle at Agincourt. Scattered in fields…

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White Rose of Lancaster Eltham Palace