Henry II
Henry II
Biographical article that focuses on the King of England's constitutional and legal reforms, and his conflict with Thomas Becket

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  • Henry II — may refer to: King or Emperor *Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Saint Henry II, (972 1024), Holy Roman Emperor *Henry II of Castile (1334 1379) *Henry II of England (1133 1189), reigned 1154 1189 *Henry II of France (1519 1559) *Henry II of… …   Wikipedia

  • Henry II — Henry II, King (1133 89) the king of England from 1154 until his death. He tried to reduce the power of the Church, and as a result he quarrelled with Thomas à Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Some of Henry s soldiers killed Becket in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Henry II — 1. ( Henry the Saint ) 973 1024, king of Germany 1002 24 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1014 24. 2. ( Curtmantle ) 1133 89, king of England 1154 89: first king of the Plantagenet line (grandson of Henry I of England). 3. 1519 59, king of… …   Universalium

  • Henry II — (1519 1559) (Henri II)    king of France    Born at saint Germain en Laye, Henry II was the son of Francis I and Claude de France. He married Catherine de medici in 1537 and, in 1547, succeeded to the throne. During his reign, he was much… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Henry II — noun 1. king of France from 1547 to 1559; regained Calais from the English; husband of Catherine de Medicis and father of Charles IX (1519 1559) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of France • Member Holonyms: ↑Valois 2. first Plantagenet King of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Henry II —    1) (972–1024)    Saint and Monarch.    Henry was the son of Henry the Quarrelsome, Duke of Bavaria. He succeeded Otto III as Holy Roman Emperor in 1002, but was not crowned until 1014. He is remembered for founding the See of Bamburg and for… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Henry II — Henry the Second, the king of England from December 19th, 1154, to July 6th, 1189 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • HENRY II —    king of England from 1154 to 1189, first of the Plantagenet line; was the son of Matilda, daughter of Henry I., and her second husband Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, born at Le Mans; when he came to the throne as Stephen s successor he… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Henry II — /ˈhɛnri/ (say henree) noun (Henry of Anjou), 1133–89, king of England 1154–89 (successor of Stephen and 1st king of Plantagenet line) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Henry II of England — Henry Plantagenet redirects here. For others, see Category:House of Plantagenet. Henry II King of England (more...) Reign 25 October 1154 – 6 July 1189 …   Wikipedia

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