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  1. Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Fitzempress and Henry Curtmantle, [why?] was King of England from 1154 until his death in 1189.

  2. Henry II (born 1133, Le Mans, Maine [now in France]—died July 6, 1189, near Tours) was the duke of Normandy (from 1150), count of Anjou (from 1151), duke of Aquitaine (from 1152), and king of England (from 1154), who greatly expanded his Anglo-French domains and strengthened the royal administration in England.

  3. Dec 10, 2019 · 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).

  4. King Henry II was the first Plantaganet King of England, famous for his stormy relationship with Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Chris Oehring. 9 min read. 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.

  5. Henry II 'Curtmantle' (r. 1154-1189) 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 ...

  6. › summary › Henry-II-king-of-EnglandHenry 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).

  7. › history › historic_figuresBBC - History - Henry II

    Henry II © King of England from 1154, Henry strengthened royal administration but suffered from quarrels with Thomas Becket and his own family. Henry was born at Le Mans in north west France...

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