Henry II of England

Henry II of England

Playing 1/6
  • Death of Henry II | Nostradamus Decoded

    YouTube 02:51
  • Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - Episode 1 preview: Henry II

    YouTube 01:44
  • Did this armour really belong to King Henry II?

    YouTube 02:41
  • Peter O'Toole as King Henry II

    YouTube 02:13
  • Royalty Today: Henry II and His Idiot Knights - Horrible Histories

    YouTube 02:54
  • How did French King Henry II suffer a jousting accident? Pt 2

    YouTube 03:22

Henry II, also known as Henry Curtmantle, Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as King of England, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also partially controlled Wales, Scotland and Brittany. Henry was the son of Geoffrey of Anjou and Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England. He became actively involved by the age of 14 in his mother's efforts to claim the throne of England, then occupied by Stephen of Blois, and was made Duke of Normandy at 17. He inherited Anjou in 1151 and shortly afterwards became the Duke of Aquitaine by marrying Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Louis VII of France had recently been annulled. Stephen agreed to a peace treaty after Henry's military expedition to England in 1153, and Henry inherited the kingdom on Stephen's death a year later.

Discover in context

This site is not available in the landscape mode.
Please rotate your phone or install our app.