Mary de Bohun
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:
- Edward was born and died in April 1382
- Henry (September 16, 1387 - August 31, 1422), King of England
- Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (September 29, 1388 - March 22, 1421)
- John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford (June 20, 1389 - September 14, 1435)
- Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (October 3, 1390 - February 23, 1447)
- Blanche (1392 - May 22, 1409) ⚭ Ludwig III. from the Palatinate
- Philippa (June 4, 1394 - January 5, 1430) ⚭ Erich von Pomerania .
Mary died as a result of Philippa's birth and was buried in St. Mary's Church in Leicester .
- Lady Mary de Bohun on thepeerage.com , accessed July 26, 2015.
- Powicke & Fryde: Handbook of British Chronology. Second Edition, London, 1961, p. 37
|SURNAME||Bohun, Mary de|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||first wife of King Henry IV of England and the mother of King Henry V|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1369|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 4, 1394|