Henry II: A Prince Among Princes

Henry II: A Prince Among Princes

Richard Barber / Jul 17, 2019

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
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 March July , also known as Henry Curtmantle French Court manteau , Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as King of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of Anjou, Maine, and Nantes, and Lord of Ireland at various times, he also partially controlled Scotland, Wales and the Duchy of Brittany.Before he was he controlled England, large parts of 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 Henry II Biography, Accomplishments, Facts 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. 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 had named Matilda as his successor to Henry II king of France Britannica Henry II, the son of Francis, intensified repression, particularly when France and Spain made peace in and thus were free to devote attention to the suppression of heresy at home.The persecution of the Huguenots, as the Protestants came to be called in France, Henry II English Monarchs Henry II Parentage and Early Life Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on th March, . CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA St Henry II NEW ADVENT German King and Holy Roman Emperor, son of Duke Henry II the Quarrelsome and of the Burgundian Princess Gisela b d in his palace of Grona, at Gottingen, July, True to his duty, the king could not be induced to abet any selfish family policy at the expense of the empire Even King Henry II Biography Medieval Life and Times King Henry II Biography King Henry II Biography Step back into history and get Medieval facts and information via a biography or timeline of this famous King of England King Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England King Henry II was the first Plantaganet King of England, famous for his stormy relationship with Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Becket, the Church and Henry II bbc Feb , The murder of Thomas Becket and his subsequent martyrdom has so overshadowed the reign of Henry II that it is often as difficult to see behind to what caused it

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    About "Richard Barber"

      • Richard Barber

        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.


    561 Comments

    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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