Henry IV (1367 – 1413), also known as Henry of Bolingbroke. King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413, and asserted the claim of his grandfather, Edward III, to the Kingdom of France.
mother was Blanche, heiress to the considerable Lancaster estates, and thus he
became the first King of England from the Lancaster branch of the Plantagenets
and the first King of England since the Norman Conquest whose mother tongue was
English rather than French.
Father of Henry V.
grew to a short but stocky man with red-brown hair, a red beard and
brown eyes. Courageous and energetic, in common with many of the
Plantagenet family, he was fond of music and song." http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/plantagenet_9.htm