Henry plantagenet a biography of henry ii of england by richard barber 383 rating details 64 ratings 8 reviews henry ii is the most imposing figure among the medieval kings of england his fiefs and domains extended from the atlantic to the mediterranean and his court was frequented by the greatest thinkers and men of . Henry ii penguin monarchs richard barber on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the acclaimed penguin monarchs series short fresh expert accounts of englands rulers now in paperback henry ii 1154 89 through a series of astonishing dynastic coups became the ruler of an enormous european empire one of the most dynamic. His empire may have ultimately collapsed but in richard barbers vivid and sympathetic account the reader can see why henry ii left such a compelling impression on his contemporaries richard barber has written for penguin the penguin guide to medieval europe the holy grail and edward iii and the triumph of england he is a major figure in . Henry ii 1154 89 through a series of astonishing dynastic coups became the ruler of an enormous european empire one of the most dynamic restless and clever men ever to rule england he was brought down both by his catastrophic relationship with his archbishop thomas becket and his debilitating arguments with his sons most importantly the future richard i and king john. The devils crown a history of henry ii and his sons medieval military library richard barber from 390
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