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Mary Bohun

Mary Bohun (c.1370–94), wife of Henry Bolingbroke, later Henry IV. Mary, Henry's first wife, was the younger daughter and co-heiress of Humphrey Bohun, earl of Hereford, Essex, and Northampton (d. 1373). In 1380 she married Henry, earl of Derby, who thus became earl of Hereford and an important magnate in the lifetime of his father John of Gaunt. Their surviving children, born between 1386 (or 1387) and 1394, were Henry (later Henry V), Thomas, John, and Humphrey (later dukes of Clarence, Bedford, and Gloucester), Blanche, who married Lewis ( IV), later elector of the Rhine Palatinate, and Philippa, who married King Eric VII of Denmark. Mary died in childbirth.

R. L. Storey

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