English History 1440 – 1449

Henry VI


This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in English history for the years 1440 – 1449

The monarch for this period was Henry VI



1440 (7th July)
The English recaptured Harfleur from the French.
1440 (12th September)
Henry VI founded Eton College.
1441 (2nd April)
Henry VI founded Kings College, Cambridge.
1441 (19th September)
The French took Pontoise and Ile de France from the English.
1442 (28th April)
A son, Edward, was born to Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and his wife Cecily Neville. He would later reign as Edward IV.
1442 (11th June)
The French invaded Gascony.
1443 (23rd April)
A truce was agreed with Burgundy.
1443 (13th May)
John Stafford became Archbishop of Canterbury.
1444 (22nd May)
Treaty of Tours
This was a peace agreement between England and France. It was to be sealed with the marriage of Henry VI to Margaret of Anjou.
1445 (23rd April)
Henry married Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey, Hampshire.
1445 (30th May)
Margaret of Anjou was crowned Queen.
1447 (23rd February)
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, was accused of treason and was imprisoned in Bury St Edmunds where he died before he could be tried.
1449 (24th March)
The English captured Fougeres in Brittany.
1449 (July)
The French invaded Normandy.
1449 (29th October)
The captial of Normandy, Rouen, surrendered to the French.

1430 – 1439 <<   >> 1450 – 1459


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2017). English History 1440 – 1449. Available: http://www.totallytimelines.com/english-history-1440-1449. Last accessed June 19th, 2018

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