This Day in History: 1327-04-06

On 6th April 1327, most of the executed Thomas, Earl of Lancaster’s and lord of Pontefract lands were given to his brother, Henry, minus Pontefract, which was in the possession of the Dowager Queen Isabella, his niece. Henry was appointed guardian and head of the regency council which would rule during the minority of his fourteen-years-old great-nephew, Edward III. Henry, however, was ‘deposed’ from this role by Sir Roger Mortimer and lover, Isabella.