Mary de Bohun

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Mary de Bohun, depicted in her psalter designed around 1380.

Mary de Bohun LG (* around 1369 - † June 4, 1394 ) was an English noblewoman. She was the first wife of Henry Bolingbroke, later King Henry IV of England , and the mother of King Henry V of England . She was never queen as she died before her husband's accession to the throne.

Mary de Bohun came from the originally Anglo-Norman family Bohun . She was the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford and his wife Joan FitzAlan . She married Heinrich, who was still called Bolingbroke at the time, in 1380 or 1381. She and her older sister Eleanor , the wife of Heinrich's uncle Thomas of Woodstock , were coveted roles as heirlooms. Heinrich Bolingbroke succeeded his father-in-law, Count of Northampton and Hereford, and Thomas Woodstock was given the county of Essex. They also inherited the de Bohun's rich holdings.

Mary and Henry Bolingbroke had seven children:

Mary died as a result of Philippa's birth and was buried in St. Mary's Church in Leicester .

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  1. ^ Powicke & Fryde: Handbook of British Chronology. Second Edition, London, 1961, p. 37