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Legacy of Henry II


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Death of Henry II. 6 July 1189


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Henry II spent more than 20 years of his three-and-a-half decade reign abroad.
Henry II embarked on a campaign of destroying what were known as adulterine castles.
These castles were the fortresses built throughout the countryside without royal consent by barons taking advantage of a weak king.
In 1185 Henry II was asked to be the ruler of the kingdom of Jerusalem. He declined.
In December 1168, Eleanor held her first independent Christmas court at Portiers.
In Kings & Queens of Great Britain, David Soud wrote:

Henry II enjoyed good relations with the Church for the first few years of his reign, not least because the pope at the time, Adrian IV was the only Englishman ever to sit on the papal throne.
In Kings and Queens of Great Britain, David Soud wrote:

He (Henry II) was surrounded by pomp, yet he dressed simply, often in riding clothes, and he was not above dropping in on a local tavern for a few flagons of ale -- a practice that further endeared him to the commonfolk.
In Queens Consort, Lisa Hilton wrote:

Richard was invested as Duke of Acquitaine in 1170, a very satisfying development for Eleanor, who used the occasion to demonstrate her own power and augment it by her association with the future duke. At the cathedral of St. Hilaire on 31 May, Eleanor wore the coronet of Acquitaine. The coronet was placed briefly on Richard's head, then substituted with a plainer silver circlet: Eleanor was making it clear that she was still in control.
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Not Your Average Medieval Woman

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Joan of England,daughter of Henry II & Eleanor.

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What a scheming, quarrelsome bunch Henry and Eleanor's children were, egged on by their mother and made worse by Henry's hair trigger temper ! We read less about the daughters than the sons of course, and the piece about Joanna was interesting.
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Why ‘Bad King John’ was actually Good!

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Henry II and Dover Castle in Kent

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In the Footsteps of Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Joanna of England, the Lionheart’s Little Sister

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Isabel of Gloucester, the Lost Queen of England


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On this day, December 29th: Murder in the cathedral.

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life, times and influence of Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Grandson of Henry & Eleanor : Arthurof Brittany, England’s Lost Prince.

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Return of Henry II's 'troublesome priest': Thomas Becket relic will be brought back to Britain for the first time in 800 years and displayed in the very cathedral he was killed

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Eleanor was the Divine Feminine.
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The Assize of the Forest was King Henry II's 1184 formulation of laws regulating the forest. The King commanded that no tanner or bleacher of hides shall dwell in his forests outside of a borough.
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