In Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted land in what we are told is "Medieval England." Bill mentions that they are at the castle of King Henry and that they are in 15th century England:
Billy: Where are we dudes?
Bill: England, 15th Century.
Ted: We are in most excellent shape for our report.
Bill: Yeah, all we need is one more speaker from Medieval.
Ted: Check it out.
Bill: It must be the castle of King Henry.
Bill and Ted spot the princesses in the castle. The names of the princesses are Joanna and Elizabeth.
There were a total of four monarchs assuming the name of King Henry in 15th century England.
- King Henry IV reigned 1399 - 1413. Had 2 daughters neither were named Joanna or Elizabeth.
- King Henry V reigned 1413 - 1422. Had no daughters.
- King Henry VI reigned 1422 - 1461. Had no daughters.
- King Henry VII reigned 1485 - 1509. Had 2 daughters. Neither were named Joanna or Elizabeth.
I understand that this film is a silly comedy. However, filmmakers do at least get the names of the other historical figures correct and they get the correct time periods that the other historical figures lived.
When Bill claims that they are at the castle of King Henry, which King Henry is he referring to? Is there any evidence to suggest that the King that sentences Bill and Ted to execution and Princess Joanna and Elizabeth were based on actual historical figures?