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The people and parliament of England crowned the audacious Bolingbroke, Henry IV. Dr Janina Ramirez, Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War II: Breaking the Bonds 1360-1415, BBC 2013
Henry had deposed Richard and installed himself as King ... Plantagenet turned against Plantagenet. Professor Robert Bartlett, The Plantagenets III, PBS 2014
Doubt over Henry’s right to rule cast a shadow over his own heir, Henry V. ibid.
How I came by this crown, O God forgive! And grant it may with thee in true peace live. The Hollow Crown: Henry IV part II ***** starring Jeremy Irons & Simon Russell Beale & Tom Hiddleston & Alun Armstrong & David Bamber & Julie Walters & Niamh Cusack & David Dawson & Michaelle Dockery et al, director Richard Eyre, King to Hal, BBC 2012
It hath been prophesied to me many years
I should not die but in Jerusalem,
Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land.
But bear me to that chamber; there I’ll lie:
In that Jerusalem shall Harry die. William Shakespeare, II Henry IV IV v 235
Henry [Bolingbroke] wanted far more than the Duchy of Lancaster: he would settle for nothing less than the crown of England itself. Monarchy by David Starkey s1e6: Death of a Dynasty, Channel 4 2004
Only a year after Henry’s coronation in 1400 the Welsh rose up against England’s rule, but the greatest threat to England came from within England and from the family which had been his own strongest supporters – the Percys. ibid.