Henry II

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Through a series of astonishing dynastic coups, Henry II (1154-89) 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. His empire may have ultimately collapsed, but in Richard Barber’s vivid and sympathetic account the reader can see why Henry II left such a compelling impression on his contemporaries.

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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England’s 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, 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. His empire may have ultimately collapsed, but in Richard Barber’s 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 medieval studies, both as a writer and as a publisher.

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Weight 0.089 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

115 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.031092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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