English History Timeline 1400-1409

King Henry IVThis timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English history for the years 1400 – 1409

The monarch for this period was Henry IV


1400 (January)
The Epiphany Rising
A plot to seize King Henry IV and restore Richard II to the throne was foiled when one of the conspirators betrayed the others.
1400 (17th February)
It was announced that Richard II had died in Pontefract Castle. He either starved himself to death, was starved to death or was murdered.
1400 (25th July)
King Henry marched north at the head of an army which would muster at York prior to invading Scotland.
1400 (August)
The English army marched from York to Scotland in an attempt to put Edinburgh castle to siege. The mission failed.
1400 (16th September)
Henry IV faced rebellion in Wales when Owain Glyn Dwr was declared Prince of Wales.
1401 (early)
De Heretico Comburendo Act
This act proclaimed that anyone owning a copy of the Bible in English was considered a heretic. It also stated that the punishment for heresy should be burning at the stake.
1401 (during)
Owain Glyn Dwr was supported by supporters of the Mortimer family who believed that Edmund Mortimer, the rightful heir of Richard II, should be king.
1401 (June)
Battle of Hyddgen
An English force was beaten by a Welsh force near Aberystwyth.
1402 (22nd June)
Battle of Nesbit Moor
An English force defeated a Scottish raiding party.
1402 (22nd June)
Battle of Bryn Glas
An English force was defeated by Welsh rebels.
1402 (14th September)
Battle of Humbleton Hill
An English force led by Henry Hotspur, son of the Earl of Northumberland, defeated a Scottish raiding party and captured the Earl of Douglas.
1403 (7th February)
KIng Henry IV married Joan of Navarre at Winchester Cathedral.
1403 (10th May)
Henry’s second stepmother, Katherine Swynford, died.
1403 (July)
Henry Percy announced that he would join forces with Owain GlynDwr and the Mortimer family against Henry IV’s rule.
1403 (21st July)
Battle of Shrewsbury
Before Henry Percy had a chance to join the Mortimer faction, King Henry marched north and defeated him. Percy was captured and executed but Percy’s father was allowed to live.
1404 (14th June)
Owain Glyndwr declared himself Prince of Wales and allied himself with the French.
1405 (11th March)
Battle of Grosmont (Monmouthshire)
The English defeated a force of Welsh rebels.
1405 (5th May)
Battle of Usk
The English defeated a force of Welsh rebels.
1405 (8th June)
Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York, supported by the Earl of Northumberland, led a rebellion against the rule of Henry IV. Scrope was defeated and executed. Nothumberland fled to Scotland.
1406 (22nd March)
Henry captured James of Scotland, heir to the Scottish throne, and held him captive.
1406 (13th October)
Richard Whittington was elected Lord Mayor of London for the second time.
1407 (October)
Henry, Prince of Wales, lay siege to a number of Welsh rebels at Aberystwyth.
1408 (19th February)
Battle of Bramham Moor
The Earl of Northumberland, with Scottish support, invaded England. Henry met them and scored a decisive victory. Northumberland was killed in the battle.
1408 (September)
Henry, Prince of Wales, took Aberystwyth.
1409 (During)
Prince Henry, heir to the throne, became Chancellor. Henry IV was becoming increasingly unwell.
1409 (early)
Henry, Prince of Wales, took Harlech Castle in Wales.


Published Jan 1, 2017 @ 3:10 pm – Updated – [last-modified]

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