Prince Henry Plantagenet

Royal Descent:

Edward I, King of England m. 1) Eleanor of Castile


Birth:      May 1268      England

“6 May 1268, Windsor. Lib. without delay to Aymenin, yeoman of Eleanor wife of Edward the king’s son, 20m. for the good tidings (’pro bonis rumoribus’) which he brought to the king about her child-bearing” [CLR 1267-1272]; “On 6 May 1268 one of Eleanor of Castile’s yeomen was to have 20 marks from Henry III for good news brought to the king about her childbearing, and from 14 July 1268 young Henry appears with John in writs of liberate for their household expenses. Henry was presumably the child born around the beginning of May 1268”1.

Death:      16 Oct 1274      Guildford, Surrey

“Henry d about the feast of St. Calixtus (14 October) 1274 (Ann. Monastici 4.261 [Wykes]). Henry was apparently alive on Sunday, 14 October 1274, when a writ of liberate issued for his household expenses, which do show beyond question that he was dead on the Wednesday, 17 October, when masses were first said for his soul, and that the funeral procession travelled at least as far as Merton on 18 October. A partially cancelled entry in the accounts seems to indicate that Henry died on the Tuesday, 16 October, although the wrong saint’s day was used to identify the date and was deleted.”1

Burial:      20 Oct 1274      Westminster Abbey

“Bur Westminster Abbey 20 October (Ann. Monastici 4.261 [Wykes]); bur at Westminster Abbey 20 October 1274 (Chron. Bury, p. 57).  The boy’s heart was bur O.P., Guildford, on 21 October.”1



1. John Carmi Parsons, “The Year of Eleanor of Castile’s Birth and Her Children by Edward I,” Mediaeval Studies, 46, 1984.