Henry II A Prince Among Princes Henry II through a series of astonishing dynastic coups became the ruler of an enormous European empire One of the most dynamic restless and clever men ever to rule England he was brought do

  • Title: Henry II: A Prince Among Princes
  • Author: Richard Barber
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  • Page: 133
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  • Henry II 1154 89 through a series of astonishing dynastic coups became the ruler of an enormous European empire One of the most dynamic, restless and clever men ever to rule England, he was brought down both by his catastrophic relationship with his archbishop Thomas Becket and his debilitating arguments with his sons, most importantly the future Richard I and King JohnHenry II 1154 89 through a series of astonishing dynastic coups became the ruler of an enormous European empire One of the most dynamic, restless and clever men ever to rule England, he was brought down both by his catastrophic relationship with his archbishop Thomas Becket and his debilitating arguments with his sons, most importantly the future Richard I and King John His empire may have ultimately collapsed, but in Richard Barber s vivid and sympathetic account the reader can see why Henry II left such a compelling impression on his contemporaries.

    Henry II of England Henry II Biography, Accomplishments, Facts Jan , Henry II Henry II, king of England who greatly expanded his Anglo French domains and strengthened the royal administration in England His quarrels with Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, and with members of his family ultimately brought about his defeat. Henry II English Monarchs Henry II Facts biography.yourdictionary Henry II was king of England from to He restored and extended royal authority, supervised great legal reforms, and clashed with Thomas Becket Born on March , , Henry II was the eldest son of Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, and Matilda, daughter of King Henry I. King Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England by Chris Oehring Henry II seems to struggle to make an impact upon popular history His reign falls in a century flanked by the Norman Conquest and Magna Carta As great grandson of William the Conqueror, husband to Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of two of our familiar monarchs, Richard the Lionheart and King John, Henry Plantagenet, II Find A Grave Memorial English Monarch The son of Geoffrey IV, Count of Anjou and Queen Matilda, Henry was born in LeMans France, and acceded the throne of England in , where he was crowned on December He was the first of the Angevin kings, and one of England s most effective monarchs He The Mad Monarchist Monarch Profile King Henri II of France May , Monarch Profile King Henri II of France The French House of Valois in the Sixteenth Century is often seen, rather dismissively, as a dynasty in decline and Henry II, succeeding the larger than life King Francis I, is all too often glossed over, particularly in English language histories, and remembered only for his tragic and unusual demise. BBC History Henry II Henry was born at Le Mans in north west France on March His father was Count of Anjou and his mother Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England. Henry II of France Henry II French Henri II March July was King of France from March until his death in The second son of Francis I, he became Dauphin of France upon the death of his elder brother Francis III, Duke of Brittany, in .Henry was the tenth king from the House of Valois, the third from the Valois Orlans branch, and the second from the Valois Orlans Henry II Curtmantle, king of England geni family tree Henry II March July , also known as Henry Curtmantle French Court manteau , Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes, King of England and Lord of Ireland at various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and Brittany.

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    1. Richard Barber says:

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Richard William Barber born 1941 is a prominent British historian who has been writing and publishing in the field of medieval history and literature ever since his student days He has specialised in the Arthurian legend, beginning with a general survey, Arthur of Albion, in 1961, which is still in print in a revised edition His other major interest is historical biography he has published on Henry Plantagenet 1964 and among his other books is the standard biography of Edward the Black Prince, Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine The interplay between history and literature was the theme of The Knight and Chivalry, for which he won the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1971 and he returned to this in The Holy Grail Imagination and Belief 2004 this was widely praised in the UK press, and had major reviews in The New York Times and The Washington Post.His other career has been as a publisher In 1969 he helped to found The Boydell Press, which later became Boydell Brewer Ltd, one of the leading publishers in medieval studies, and he is currently group managing director In 1989, Boydell Brewer Ltd, in association with the University of Rochester, started the University of Rochester Press in upstate New York The group currently publishes over 200 titles a year.



    2 thoughts on “Henry II: A Prince Among Princes

    1. "Henry may only be remembered now as Becket’s nemesis and as the husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, but it is he, rather than his swashbuckling son Richard, who deserves to have a statue outside the Houses of Parliament"This book is a fantastic read and provides a brilliant look at perhaps one of the most overlooked Plantagenet kings. As the quote above indicates, Henry was an incredibly influential king who shaped English common law but has been overlooked, it is argued here partially due to hi [...]

    2. A short but well-written introduction to Henry II, probably my favourite English king, certainly one of my historical heroes. For anyone who knows nothing about this fascinating character, I would recommend this. I am guessing that the Penguin Monarchs series must be of a good standard from this exemplar.

    3. An enjoyable book on Henry II. Though not as long or as defining as W.L Warren's book on Henry (Yale, 1973) and not as detailed as Barber's earlier book on the king, this one stands out for its simple explanation of the life, times, and achievements of one of England's greatest medieval kings

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