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Henry II established courts in various parts of the country and was the first king to grant magistrates the power to render legal decisions on a wide range of civil matters in the name of the Crown.
Henry's notorious liaison with Rosamund Clifford, the "fair Rosamund" of legend, is thought to have begun in 1165, during one of his Welsh campaigns, and continued until her death in 1176.
Henry was fortunate to have on his side a knight who was both loyal and unbeatable in battle: William Marshal; Henry's illegitimate son Geoffrey Plantagenet (1151-1212), Archbishop of York, also stood by him the whole time and was the only son with Henry when he died.
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 Henry II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry II established courts in various parts of England, and first instituted the royal practice of granting magistrates the power to render legal decisions on a wide range of civil matters in the name of the Crown.
Henry's notorious liaison with Rosamund Clifford, the "fair Rosamund" of legend, probably began in 1165 during one of his Welsh campaigns and continued until her death in 1176.
Henry's third son, Richard the Lionheart (1157–1199), with the assistance of Philip II Augustus of France, attacked and defeated Henry on July 4, 1189; Henry died at the Chateau Chinon on July 6, 1189, and lies entombed in Fontevraud Abbey, near Chinon and Saumur in the Anjou Region of present-day France.
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 Henry II of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The norman conquest was the conquest of the kingdom of england by william the conqueror (duke of normandy), in 1066 at the battle of hastings and...
Henry the young king (february 28, 1155-june 11, 1183) was the second of five sons of henry ii of england and eleanor of aquitaine....
The revolt of 1173-1174 was a rebellion against henry ii of england by three of his sons, his wife eleanor of aquitaine and rebel supporters....
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 Henry II, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Henry’s vast Continental domains (he ruled about half the area of present-day France) were to occupy him for much of his reign, but his first objective was to restore order and royal authority to an England ravaged by civil war.
Henry’s desire to restore royal authority to the level of that in Henry I’s reign brought him into conflict with Thomas à Becket, whom he had made (1162) archbishop of Canterbury.
Richard and the youngest son, John, in alliance with Philip II of France, were actually in the course of another rebellion in 1189 when their father died.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Henry II, first of the Angevin kings, was one of the most effective of all England's monarchs.
Henry was raised in the French province of Anjou and first visited England in 1142 to defend his mother's claim to the disputed throne of Stephen.
Henry empowered a new social class of government clerks that stabilized procedure - the government could operate effectively in the king's absence and would subsequently prove sufficiently tenacious to survive the reign of incompetent kings.
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Henry II loved to ride as well but his personality was troubled by his fearsome temper.
Henry passed a law which stated that any person found guilty in a Church court would be punished by a royal court.
Henry II asked the pope for forgiveness and he walked bare foot to Canterbury to pray at the spot where Becket was killed.
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 PlanetPapers - Henry II of England
Henry II was disgusted with what his knights had done; he claimed that he did not advise them to kill Thomas Becket (Larned 112-115).
By doing this, Henry II was able to employ mercenaries to act as his soldiers, thereby eradicating the bonds of loyalty that knights would have to their lieges (Larned 118-120).
Henry at this point was already a dying man, and was crushed by the betrayal of his sons.
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 World History, Rulers, Henry II, Kings, Queens, Great Britain
Henry II of England ruled an empire that stretched from the Tweed to the Pyrenees.
Henry was raised in the French province of Anjou and first visited England in 1142 to defend Matilda's (his mother's) claim to the disputed throne of Stephen.
Henry empowered a new social class of government clerks that stabilized procedure -- the government could operate effectively in the king's absence and would subsequently prove sufficiently tenacious to survive the reign of incompetent kings.
www.laughtergenealogy.com /bin/histprof/kings/henry_ii_1154.html   (1156 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Henry II (King of England)
King of England, born 1133; died 6 July, 1189; was in his earlier life commonly known as Henry Fitz-Empress from the fact that his mother Matilda, daughter of Henry I, was first married to the Emperor Henry V.
Henry himself, however, was the son of her second husband, Geoffrey Plantagenet, and inherited from him the three important fiefs of Anjou, Touraine, and Maine.
The conquest of Ireland which Henry had projected in 1156 and for which he obtained a Bull from Pope Adrian IV was carried out later with the full sanction of Pope Alexander III, preserved to us in letters of unquestionable authenticity which concede in substance all that was granted by the disputed Bull of Adrian.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Angevins > Henry II
Henry's rapid movements in carrying out his dynastic responsibilities astonished the French king, who noted 'now in England, now in Normandy, he must fly rather than travel by horse or ship'.
By 1158, Henry had restored to the Crown some of the lands and royal power lost by Stephen; Malcom IV of Scotland was compelled to return the northern counties.
Henry's disagreements with the Archbishop of Canterbury (the king's former chief adviser), Thomas à Becket, over Church-State relations ended in Becket's murder in 1170 and a papal interdict on England.
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 Henry (II)
In England he established a centralized system of justice accessible to all freemen and administered by judges who traveled around the country at regular intervals.
A succession of rebellions against Henry, headed by his sons and furthered by Philip II and by Eleanor of Aquitaine, began in 1173 and continued until his death at Chinon, France, on July 6, 1189.
Henry was succeeded by his son Richard I, called Richard the Lion-Hearted.
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 Henry II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Free Essay Henry the II, King of England Western Civilization Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King Henry II was born on March 5th, 1133 at Le Mans to Empress Matilda and her second husband Geoffry of Anjou.
Henry II died at Chinon in 1189 and was buried in the Abbey of Fontrevault.
Henry's last years were embittered by the rebellion of his sons, aided by Philip Augustus of France and by their mother, the unscrupulous Eleanor.
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 Henri II's Angevin Empire
Henri II was never able to secure undisputed claim to that particular province.
Henri II was granted the title of 'king of Ireland' in 1172, but a series of subsequent English monarchs [and one 'Lord Protector'] conducted campaigns in Ireland attempting to secure the claim well into the modern era.
Henri II d'Anjou's personal calim to the lands of his 'Angevin Empire' lasted through the succession of his son, Richard I 'Coeur de Lion' [the Lionhart], king of England (1189-1199).
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 Henry II (of France) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry II (of France) (1519-1559), king of France (1547-1559), second son of King Francis I, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
In 1585, when the king, forced by the league, excluded Henry of Navarre from the succession and repealed all the privileges granted to the Huguenots,...
Born March 5, 1133, at Le Mans, France, Henry became Duke of Normandy in 1151.
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 The King and The Archbishop: Henry II of England & Thomas Becket
The King and The Archbishop: Henry II of England andamp; Thomas Becket
Without doubt, a pivotal moment in the reign of Henry II Plantagenet came in the dispute between the king and Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Henry was firm, however, and the monks submitted to the king's will, on the condition that Becket be ordained.
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 AllRefer.com - Henry II, king of England : Reign : Restoration of Royal Authority (British And Irish History, ...
Henry's desire to restore royal authority to the level of that in Henry I's reign brought him into conflict with Thomas A Becket, whom he had made (1162) archbishop of Canterbury.
While these developments were taking place, Henry was also engaged in consolidating his possessions.
• Rosamond, mistress of Henry II of England
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 Henry III King England (01 Oct 1206 - 16 Nov 1272)
King Henry III came to the throne in 1216 when he was only nine years old, but did not rule until he came of age in 1227.
Simon de Montfort, leader of the reform party, then governed England until he was killed at the battle of Evesham in 1265 by Henry's son, Edward.
Henry III King Of England was married at Cantebury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England and was buried at Westminster Abbey where his altar-tomb and that of his wife can be seen today.
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 Henry II of England - History for Kids!
In 1154, Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine took over England (and Normandy, and Aquitaine which belonged to Eleanor, so altogether it was about half of modern France as well).
In Henry's arguments with the Church about whether the Church or the king was to be more powerful, some of Henry's men murdered St.
Henry, the oldest, died before his father, and so when Henry died Richard became king of England.
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 Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH King Henry ENGLAND, II ANDREW ANGERMUELLER HANISH STRUDELL ...
Henry FITZ EMPRESS (to contemporaries), Henry PLANTAGENET (to later generations), "Curtmantel", Duke of NORMANDY 1150, Count of ANJOU 1151, Duke of ACQUITAINE 1152, and King of ENGLAND Reigned 19 Dec 1154- 6 Jul 1189.
Meanwhile Henry II grew up, married Eleanor of Aquitaine and her duchy, invaded England, forced Stephen to recognize him as heir to the throne, and, on Stephen's death, became king (1154); so ended the Norman, and began the Plantagenet, dynasty.
Henry's prestige was at a low ebb after the murder of Becket and recent taxation, but he reacted energetically, settled matters in Normandy and Brittany, and crossed to England, where fighting had continued for a year.
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 William I to Henry II of England
Henry Beauclerc was the best educated of the Conqueror's sons.
Henry's marriage to Matilda, who was descended from the English kings, was very popular.
Henry of Anjou, an exceptionally able King, found England devastated by civil war, and left it prosperous and law-abiding.
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 Plantagenet Connection - Henry II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roger of Hovedon: The Chronicle: On the Disputes between Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and King Henry II of England.
The Bull of Pope Adrian IV Empowering Henry II to Conquer Ireland A.D. From the Avalon Project at Yale Law School.
Henry Plantagenet: A Biography of Henry II of England.
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 The Treaty of Windsor, 1175, between Henry II of England and Rory O'Conor, High King of Ireland.
The Treaty of Windsor, 1175, between Henry II of England and Rory O'Conor, High King of Ireland.
And if any of them shall be rebels to the king of England and to Roderic and shall refuse to pay the tribute and other rights of the king of England by his hand, and shall withdraw from the fealty of the king of England, he Roderic shall judge them and remove them.
The witnesses are Robert, bishop of Winchester; Geoffrey, bishop of Ely; Laurence, archbishop of Dublin; Geoffrey, Nicholas and Roger, the king's chaplains; William, Earl of Essex; Richard de Luci; Geoffrey de Purtico, and Reginald de Courtenea.
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 Skull and Bones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Zachary Taylor, 12th President, descended from King Henry II of England, King Henry II of England, and King Edward I of England.
Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President, descended from Hugh Capet, King of France, King Robert II of France, King Henri I of France, King Philipp I of France, King Louis VI of France, King John of England, King Henry II of England, and King Edward I of England.
Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President, descended from King Henry II of England, and Kings Edward I, II and II of England.
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