A look at the english imperialism king henry ii king henry ii 1,317 words 3 pages the role the church and state play on the english culture 717 words 2 pages an introduction to the analysis of the medieval england in the movie becket 947 words 2 pages an overview of the english control over france from 1337 to 1453 1,422 words 3. In 1128 matilda married geoffrey plantagenet, heir to the county of anjou, and in 1133 she bore him her first son, the future king henry ii when henry i died at lyons-la-forêt in eastern normandy, his favourite nephew, stephen of blois, disregarding matilda’s right of succession, seized the english throne matilda’s subsequent invasion of england unleashed a bitter civil war that ended with king stephen’s death and henry ii’s unopposed accession in 1154.
Henry ii (5 march 1133 – 6 july 1189), also known as henry curtmantle (french: court-manteau), 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. Consequently, henry ii, king at the age of 22, was mature beyond his years and obsessed with the restoration of his ancestral rights though not handsome, henry was larger than most men, stocky and quite powerful: a power which came across in his personality. This next section on henry ii whuch comes from bbc history, though some of the material is redundant, presents a further insight into this english king the character and legacy of henry ii 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. Henry the young king, supported by his mother, eleanor of aqitaine, and his brothers, richard, geoffrey and john, joined forces with louis vii of france, gained the support of william (the lion) of scotland and rose against henry ii. It was during the reign of henry ii that the nature of england's relationship with the rest of britain, and with the kings of france was defined henry was the first english king to go into ireland, and his attempts to partition ireland were unsuccessful.
King henry ii, also known as henry curtmantle, was the king of england from 1154 to 1189 before that, he also remained the count of anjou as well as the duke of normandy his parents were geoffrey of anjou and matilda, the daughter of king henry i of england.
Henry ii by matthew paris in his book, english history (c 1250) a second son, henry , was born on 28th february 1155 however, the following year, the first child, william, died of a seizure. Henry was crowned at westminster on aug 5, 1100, three days after his brother, king william ii, william the conqueror’s second son, had been killed in a hunting accident.
King henry ii in january 1153, henry, ranulf de glanville, the sheriff of lancashire, was loyal to henry ii, succeeded in capturing an english ally of the scottish king, hamo de massy, this was followed by the defeat of william the lion, king of scots, in july 1174. Look for the key to henry's character and look no further than his childhood henry ii, king at the age of 22, was mature beyond his years and obsessed with the restoration of his ancestral.