|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1235, England|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1271, England|
Henry's name came from the french word for Germany, "Allemagne" and because of his father's was the German King of the Romans in 1257.
Henry was the third of four children and second of three sons of Richard of Cornwall, Count of Poitou and 1st Earl of Cornwall and Isabel Marshall, daughter of William Marshall, the 1st Earl of Pembroke.
As he was the nephew of both King Henry III and Simon de Montfort, he struggled to choose sides during the Baron's War, but finally took position with the Royalists, resulting in his taken prisoner after the Battle of Lewes and held at Wallingford Castle.
He took the cross in 1268 with his cousin Edward I, but was sent back to calm Gascony during an uprising, returning with King Philip of France and King Charles I of Sicily.
Simon Montfort had been slaughtered at the Battle of Evesham under the command of Edward I, and two of Montfort's sons, and Herny's own cousins, Guy and Simon, revenged his death by murdering Henry during mass at Chiesa di San Silvestro in Viterbo, Italy on the 13th of March, 1271.
Henry's murder is the source of Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" over fourty years after Henry's death.
Henry was the husband of Constance of Moncada, the daughter of Gaston VII of Montcada, Viscount of Bearn. They were married 05 May 1269 at Windsor Castle, but had no children. Since he was the oldest surviving son, his father's titles were passed on to his half brother, Edmund, the son of Richard's second wife, Sanchia of Provence.
(bio by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens)
Richard of Cornwall (1209 - 1272)
Isabel Marshal de Clare (1183 - 1240)
Richard de Clare (1222 - 1262)**
Isabel de Clare Le Brus (1226 - 1264)**
William de Clare (1228 - 1258)**
John de Cornwall (1232 - 1233)*
Isabella de Cornwall (1233 - 1234)*
Henry de Almain (1235 - 1271)
Nicholas de Cornwall (1240 - 1240)*
Richard De Cornwall (1252 - 1296)**
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
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