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King Henry the second an historical drama

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Published by W. Pickering in London .
Written in English


  • Henry -- II, -- King of England, -- 1133-1189 -- Drama

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Edition Notes

Statement[Arthur Helps]
SeriesEnglish and American drama of the nineteenth century
The Physical Object
Pagination182 p
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15148466M

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  Henry II, –89, king of England (–89), son of Matilda, queen of England, and Geoffrey IV, count of was the founder of the Angevin, or Plantagenet, line in England and one of the ablest and most remarkable of the English kings. Early Life Henry's early attempts to recover the English throne, which he claimed through his mother, were unsuccessful. Second Take (King Henry Shorts Book 4) - Kindle edition by Raley, Richard. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Second Take (King Henry Shorts Book 4)/5(10). Henry's only legitimate son and heir, William, was drowned in in wreck of the White Ship and Henry tried to settle the succession on his daughter Matilda and her son Henry (later Henry II). However, Matilda widow of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, was unpopular when she re-married into the House of Anjou rival of the House of Normandy. Books shelved as henry-ii: Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman, Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penma.

  Henry II (5 March – 6 July ), 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 (–89) and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and s: Empress Matilda, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou. The book opens with a great shipwreck, and then goes on to relate the marriage of Henry I's only heir, a daughter, who marries, at a young stud, full of enough spunk (in both senses) to beget the great Henry II. Henry went on to marry my ultra-favorite second royal, Eleanor of Aquitaine (where I live), and beget, à son tour (I /5(52). The king's attempt to find an inheritance for John led to opposition from Richard and Philip II of France. Henry was forced to give way. News that John had also turned against him hastened Henry's.   Upon King Henry VII’s death in , Henry VIII took the crown at age Henry was good-natured, but his court soon learned to bow to his every wish.

  Henry V: A Pious King Prepares for War. Henry IV died in , and the year-old prince took the throne as Henry V. Conspiracies soon arose .   Henry VIII (28 June – 28 January ) was King of England from 21 April until his death. He was Lord, and later King of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII/5(23).   But Henry would not rest on his laurels for long: In February , he began a second assault, capturing Caen, Normandy and Rouen and spurring French king Charles VI to sue for : Meilan Solly. Though King Henry II never makes a physical appearance in the play, his presence certainly asserts itself in the characters who do. Challenged by Becket ’s spiritual extremism, Henry II’s political power represents the secular, even anti-religious dimension in the play. For Henry II, Becket and the Pope’s condemnation of his rule is merely a rebellious attempt to discount and restrict.