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    Henry Ii Of England

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    C.     Education D.     Marriage II.     Reign A.     Early difficulty B.     King’s personality C.     Government policies D.     Thomas Becket III.     Death A.     Achievements B.     Sons revolt C.     Successor Henry II Henry II was the first of eight Plantagenet kings. He neither ignored his island kingdom nor dragged it into continental trouble. Along with Alfred, Edward I, and Elizabeth I, Henry II ranks as one of the best British monarchs. Henry II was born in Le Mans, France in 1133

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    Henry II was born in 1133, and died at 56 years old, in 1189. When he was only 2 years old, his grandfather Henry I, appointed his cousin Stephen to the throne, instead of Matilda, who would be rightfully eligible to the throne. Matilda was not found suitable, firstly because of her gender (in a sexist society), and secondly because she was married to a rival of the Norms, Geoffrey of Anjou. Born in Anjou, to Geoffrey of Anjou, (Plantagenet), the most powerful Duque of Central France, and Matilda

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    In Medieval England the Church was all powerful. The fear of going to Hell was very real and people were told that only the Catholic Church could save your soul so that you could go to Heaven. The head of the Catholic Church was the pope based in Rome. The most important position in the church in Medieval England was the Archbishop of Canterbury and both he and the king usually worked together. A king of England could not remove a pope from his position but popes claimed that they could remove

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    European Kings Essay

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    see what difficulties they faced in trying to increase their control and what strategies they used that yield gains and losses. In England there were more instances of kings encountering difficulties in their quest to increase their control over their territories and subjects more so than the French kings. In England, William of Normandy was crowned King of England in 1066. Under his reign, he merged Anglo-Saxon and Norman

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    The Appease for more Lands and the Effects

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    The battle of Hastings of 1066 intertwined English history with that of Normandy and consequently with France. Once William of Normandy conquered England, the nature of medieval English state transformed drastically. In 1086, all land in England became a fief held by the “crown in return for service.” Norman presence under King William “diminished local particularism” by scattering and distributing land. Furthermore, as Hollister and Stacey indicate, Norman Conquest brought with it, its own form

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    The Norman Conquest and Dynasty of William the Conqueror The Norman Conquest of Anglo-Saxon England (1066) Duke William of Normandy’s claim on England’s crown was based, in part, on the fact that he was distantly related to Edward the Confessor, the Saxon King of England. However, his more legitimate claim also was based on an event that occurred in 1054 when Harold of Wessex was shipwrecked on the shore of Normandy. Harold was rescued, and then imprisoned by his host, Duke William of Normandy

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    Inquest of sheriffs

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    In the year 1170 King Henry II created what is known as the Inquest of Sheriffs. When taking a closer look at this this document, it is obvious that it is a significant artefact of the medieval time period. By performing a thorough analysis of this source, one can easily see that it is filled with rich information on the time period in which it was written in. Not only does it allow us to see into medieval times, but it also gives us valuable information on society. Through this close reading, this

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    King Henry I

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    King Henry I The death of King Henry I in 1135 put Henry II on the path to the throne of England. Henry II lavish youth kept him sheltered from society only allowing him to have a couple friends. One of his life long friends soon became a burden because of differences in opinions about religion. Henry's intelligence and persistency from birth led him to be crowned King of England. The appointment of Thomas Becket to Archbishop by Henry II started the trend of conflict between the two over the

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    Reigns of Henry II

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    Reigns of Henry II Henry II, one of the Angevin kings, was one of the most effective of all England's monarchs. He came to the throne amid the anarchy of Stephen's reign and promptly collared his errant barons. He refined Norman government and created a capable, self-standing bureaucracy. His energy was equaled only by his ambition and intelligence. Henry survived many wars, rebellions, and controversy to successfully rule one of the Middle Ages' most powerful kingdoms. Henry was crowned

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    Thomas Becket vs Henry II The High Middle Ages was a time of power struggles between the Church and the State. Increases in royal power and expeditions like the Crusades symbolized the teeter-totter of the balance of power between the two foundations, and a prime example of the fight for power is the conflict of Henry II, King of England, and Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry II gained his throne thanks to the efforts of his mother, who fought to maintain her family's stature

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