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  2. Henry II of England - Wikipedia

    Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) was King of England from 1154 until his death in 1189. At various points in his life, he controlled England; substantial parts of Wales and Ireland; and a large part of France (including Normandy, Aquitaine and Anjou), an area that was later called the Angevin Empire.

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  3. Henry II | Biography, Accomplishments, & Facts | Britannica

    Henry II was king of England from 1154 to 1189. The first of three Angevin kings of England, he expanded the Anglo-French domains and strengthened the royal administration. His quarrels with the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket , and with various family members (including his son, Richard the Lionheart ) ultimately brought about his defeat.

  4. Henry II of England - World History Encyclopedia

    Henry II of England ruled from 1154 to 1189 CE. He gained the throne by negotiation with his predecessor King Stephen of England (r. 1135-1154 CE) following the civil war that had raged between that monarch and Henry's mother Empress Matilda (l. 1102-1167 CE). Henry would begin a new ruling dynasty, the Angevins- Plantagenets, and he would rule ...

  5. The Character and Legacy of Henry II - BBC

    The Character and Legacy of Henry II. By Dr Mike Ibeji. Last updated 2011-06-20. Henry II may be best known as the murderer of Thomas Becket, but he was also a complex man at war with his own family.

  6. King Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England - Historic UK

    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 more familiar monarchs, Richard the Lionheart and King John, it would seem understandable that he is ...

  7. Henry II summary | Britannica

    For the full article, see Henry II. Henry II , known as Henry of Anjou or Henry Plantagenet , (born 1133, Le Mans, Maine—died July 6, 1189, near Tours), Duke of Normandy (from 1150), count of Anjou (from 1151), duke of Aquitaine (from 1152), and king of England (from 1154).

  8. Henry II of England - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    Henry II of England. Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine; Count of Angevin and Lord of Ireland. Henry II of England, also known as Henry II Curtmantle ( Le Mans, France, 5 March 1133 – Chinon, France, 6 July 1189) was also Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at ...

  9. Henry, II (1133 - 1189) - Genealogy -

    Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), 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 (1154–89) and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and Brittany ...

  10. Henry II ruled over an empire which stretched from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees. One of the strongest, most energetic and imaginative rulers, Henry was the inheritor of three dynasties who had acquired Aquitaine by marriage; his charters listed them: 'King of the English, Duke of the Normans and Aquitanians and Count of the Angevins'.

  11. Henry II of England - New World Encyclopedia

    Henry II of England (March 5, 1133 – July 6, 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. Henry was the first of the House of Plantagenet to rule England and ...

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