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Henry II



Tomb of Henry II, Fontevraud Abbey, France.
From here.



Henry II.
See wikipedia.
Reigned 1154-1189.
He mar Eleanor of Aquitaine.
He invaded Ireland 1169. The start of centuries of British control of (parts of) Ireland that continues today.
His followers murdered Thomas a Becket in 1170.
He arrived in Dublin 1171.
He died 1189.
He was bur Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France.
Eleanor died 1204, bur Fontevraud Abbey.
Henry II had issue by Eleanor:


  1. Richard I (the Lionheart).
    Reigned 1189-1199.
    There were a series of massacres of Jews in 1189-1190.
    Richard was leader of the Third Crusade.
    There is debate about whether he was gay or bisexual. Though the debate is modern not ancient.
    He died 1199.
    He was bur Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France. See tomb.
    The legend of Robin Hood is set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, who was away fighting the crusade.


  2. Eleanor Plantagenet.
    She mar Alfonso VIII, King of Castile and had issue.


  3. King John.
    Reigned 1199-1216.

  
Henry II had affair with Ida de Tosny and had issue:

  1. William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury.




Tomb of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fontevraud Abbey, France.
From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Tomb of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fontevraud Abbey, France.
From Anne McDermott. Used with permission.
See other shot. From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Cast of tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Original tomb is at Fontevraud Abbey, France.
See full size. Photo by Heather Kennedy. See terms of use.
See also here and here.
See cast of effigy of Henry II at the Victoria and Albert Museum.



(Rear) Tombs of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
(Front) Tombs of Isabella Taillefer and Richard the Lionheart.
Fontevraud Abbey, France.
See full size. From here. Used with permission.





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