Duke of Hereford
Duke of Hereford was a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1397 for Richard II's cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, due to his support for the King in his struggle against their uncle Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester. It merged in the crown on Henry's usurpation two years later, and has never since been recreated.
Dukes of Hereford (1397)
- also Duke of Lancaster (1399), Duke of Aquitaine (1399), Earl of Leicester (1265), Earl of Lancaster (1267), Earl of Derby (1337), Earl of Northampton (1384), Baron of Halton (c. 1070)
- Henry Bolingbroke, 1st Duke of Hereford (1367–1413), eldest son of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, himself third son of Edward III, took the throne as Henry IV in 1399 and this title merged with the crown