Henry II (Penguin Monarchs)

Henry II (Penguin Monarchs)
Author : Richard Barber
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 244
Release : 2015-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9780141977096
ISBN 13 : 0141977094
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry II (Penguin Monarchs) Book Description:

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.

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