Henry II of England

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    great-grandfather and a great-grandson. That is, in context of 11th and 12th Century England and the reigns of William I and Henry II of course. More specifically, the differences in kingdoms governed by the two. On October 16th 1066, William Duke of Normandy set sail for England, and soon enough was crowned King of England. Over a century later, his great-grandson Henry II sat on the throne of England, but the kingdom which Henry II ruled over was vastly different than that ruled by his great-grandfather. Many of these differences surrounded the legal systems of both periods, and how each ruler…

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    Henry II of England, was known through a variety of names. For Example Henry Curtmantle, Henry Fitzempress, Henry Plantagenet. He was known by “Alternative Titles: Henry Curtmantle, Henry Fitzempress, Henry of Anjou, Henry Plantagenet”, as said in Justin D, Lyons article. Also he states Henry II Had a strong belief, to help the voice of the people be heard. “On the death of King Stephen in 1154, Henry came to the English throne at the age of 21 in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of…

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    Richard was born on September 8th 1157 at Beaumont Palace in Oxford, England. He was the third of five sons of king Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Richard's father was an energetic and ruthless ruler, who managed to take control of large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland and the western half of France (from Normandy to the Pyrenees, including, among others, the duchies of Gascony and Aquitaine, the counties of Anjou, Poitou, Maine and Touraine) , what would later come to…

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    Eleanor Of Aquitaine

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    closely related to her than Louis she was married to Henry, Duke of Normand (White, F All about history, No35, p29-35). Henry Plantagent, Eleanor’s new husband was destined to go down in history as one of England’s ultimate kings. Together they united England, West France and Normandy. This made the mightiest, the largest and the feistiest empire of Europe’s day; the Angevin Empire. (Plain, N ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE and the High Middle Ages) This union on paper were powerful. The year of 1157…

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    The Unmatched Queen of Many Talents Eleanor of Aquitaine appeared to live life disregarding any normality expected of her; she reaped a reputation of being rebellious and unconventional from an early age, surely, that did not change once she was older. She was one of the most desired heirs in Europe grounded upon the land her family possessed; positioning her to become the most powerful woman during the middle Ages. One of the greatest abilities Eleanor developed was to subdue the people around…

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    the Queen of England at age thirty-two. She sat in prison for sixteen years. Eleanor of Aquitaine showed great power and so many people benefitted from that. Benefits of a powerful queen can have a wide variety. One of the major themes would have to be when a man had a powerful queen at his side, it allowed him to go into high risk situations and possibly die. In cases where a king does not feel that he could go off to war and leave his monarchy in the hands of an incapable suitor, the king is…

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    In 1296, the English King Edward I overthrew Scotland’s King John de Balliol (“William Wallace Biography”). Rebellion started in May 1297 when Wallace and some men burned landmark and killed the English sheriff (“William Wallace Biography”). He was not the man to hold up chivalrous values as he rampaged and pillaged (Nardo 41).Wallace built his army and started to attack English strongholds (“William Wallace Biography”). His greatest battle was at the Battle of Sterling when he was vastly…

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    prominence in history could not be suppressed. For some history was rewritten to diminish their importance. Many facts about these great women have come to light throughout the years confirming their true role in shaping western civilization recent history and society as we know it. In ancient Egypt there were not only the more well-known mothers and wives of Egyptians Pharaohs but numerous female rulers. As the wonders and history of Egypt are explored the list of women Pharaohs is growing.…

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    Keanah Santiago The Poem That Ruined My Life It was a dreary Saturday morning in England for all but me. Today my friend Marie de France was asked to be a court writer for the court of Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and she chose me as her lady in waiting. We were walking in the marketplace when we got this news, and Marie was ecstatic. No one knew why they chose Marie, some say that Eleanor wanted to have someone in the court who had a french background besides herself. Others…

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    As John Gillingham states, “no other king of England ever caught the imagination of his age as did Richard Coeur de Lion. Troubadour, knight-adventurer, war-lord, Crusader-king, he was all of these things.”1 Undoubtedly, Richard's military skills were exceptional, as his numerous military successes as a knight and captain prove it. However, even as a knight, Richard was far from irreproachable. As John Gillingham says himself, Richard “was a warrior who lived all his life at the centre of the…

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