Richard II of England
King of England
Richard II (6 January 1367–14 February 1400) was the son of Edward, the Black Prince, Prince of Wales, and Joan of Kent, "The Fair Maid of Kent". He was born in Bordeaux, and became his father's successor when his elder brother died in infancy. His father died before him, so he became king in 1377. His uncle John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster became regent until Richard II could rule. He was deposed by Henry of Bolingbroke (Henry IV), John of Gaunt's son with Blanche of Lancaster, taken prisoner and later died in captivity.
|King of England, Lord of Ireland|
|King of England|
|Reign||22 June 1377 – 29 September 1399 (22 years)|
|Coronation||16 July 1377|
|Born||6 January 1367|
Bordeaux, Principality of Aquitaine
|Died||14 February 1400 (aged 33)|
Pontefract Castle, West Yorkshire
|Spouse||Anne of Bohemia (1382–1394)|
Isabella of Valois (1396–1400)
|House||House of Plantagenet|
|Father||Edward, Prince of Wales "The Black Prince"|
|Mother||Joan of Kent|
Richard abdicated (resigned) in 1399. He was murdered later that year.
- ↑ "Abdication," Encyclopædia Britannica (1911); retrieved 2011-12-18.