Henry Bolingbroke


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Henry Bolingbroke the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)
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In literature:

It elected Bolingbroke, who claimed to be a descendant of Henry III, to be King Henry IV.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
In "The Second Part of King Henry VI.," Bolingbroke, the conjurer, raises up a spirit.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
Bolingbroke, Viscount, (Henry St. John,) 278.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
This point being gained, Mr. Walpole impeached Henry lord viscount Bolingbroke of high treason, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
One of them was Henry St. John, Lord Bolingbroke; the other was John Churchill, the famous and infamous Duke of Marlborough.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount, 126, 171.
"Beginnings of the American People" by Carl Lotus Becker
Bolingbroke, afterwards King Henry IV.
"The Facts About Shakespeare" by William Allan Nielson
But in the reign of Henry of Bolingbroke, it meant rigid justice, as he understood justice.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount, 269.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Deposition of Richard II of England; Henry Bolingbroke founds the house of Lancaster.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various