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30,280. And then there appeared a young king – brave and charismatic who stopped the anarchy. His name was Henry and he would become the greatest of all our medieval kings ... The King who ordered the murder in the Cathedral. Or as the father of the much more famous impossibly bad King John, and the impossibly glamorous Richard the Lionheart. (Great Britain & England & Henry II) Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Dynasty
30,281. Henry II, his wife Eleanor and their children Richard and John were the most astonishing of all the family firms to run the enterprise of Britain. (Great Britain & England & Henry II) ibid.
30,282. In 1128 Matilda married Geoffrey of Anjou nicknamed Plantagenet ... His family emblem was three lions. (Great Britain & England & Henry II) ibid.
30,283. Henry had established permanent professional courts sitting at Westminster or touring the counties. (Great Britain & England & Henry II) ibid.
30,284. It was not, ‘Will no-one rid me of this turbulent priest?’ But a much more alarming outcry: ‘What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household who let their Lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?’ (Great Britain & England & Henry II) ibid.
30,285. In 1189 Richard declared war on his father. This time Henry faced defeat. (Great Britain & Henry II & Richard I) ibid.
30,386. They thought they had solved a problem for the King [Henry II] but his troubles were only beginning. The murder met with outrage in the Christian world. The King tried to make amends ... It was Round One to the Church. (Great Britain & England & Henry II) David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain 2/7: Age of Worship 1170 to 1400
30,466. I suppose I have to do this penance to make my peace with you. (England & Henry II) Becket 1964 starring Peter O’Toole & Richard Burton & John Gielgud & Paolo Stoppa & Donald Wolfit & David Weston & Martita Hunt & Pamela Brown & Felix Aylmer & Gino Cervi & Christopher Rhodes et al, director Peter Glenville, Henry at Becket’s tomb
30,467. How do you combine the two – honour and collaboration? (England & Henry II) ibid. King to Becket
30,470. You’re a monster! (England & Henry II & Monster) ibid. King to Becket
30,471. Are you taking yourself seriously as Archbishop? (England & Henry II) ibid. King to Becket
30,473. England is splitting into the Henry camp and the Becket camp. (England & Henry II) ibid. King of France
30,474. He’s never forgiven me for preferring God to him. (England & Henry II) ibid. Becket to French King
30,475. Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest? (England & Henry II) ibid. King
30,503. At Bannockburn Robert Bruce routed Edward’s army. England had lost its control of Scotland. (England & Henry II) Dr Helen Castor, She Wolves: England’s Early Queens Isabella and Margaret, BBC 2012
30,568. Henry’s and Stephen’s armies confronted one another here at Wallingford Castle. (England & Henry II & Stephen) Professor Robert Bartlett, The Plantagenets I, BBC 2014
30,569. Henry did battle with the French King, the rebel barons and his own sons for eighteen months. (England & Henry II) ibid.
31,743. The Norman King Henry II would now be wooed by Dermot MacMurrough. (Ireland & Henry II & Norman) Fergal Keane, The Story of Ireland, BBC 2/5
111,738. Out of the darkness of chaos and violence of the Middle Ages one family rose to seize control of England. Generation after generation they ruled the country for more than 300 years, ruthlessly crushing all competition to become the greatest English dynasty of all time: the Plantagenets. (Henry II & England & Middle Ages) Dan Jones, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty s1e1: Revenge, Channel 5 2014
111,739. These kinds murdered, betrayed and tyranised their way to spectacular success. (Henry II & England & Middle Ages) ibid.
111,740. Matilda’s son, Henry Plantagenet, has watched from France as his birthright is ripped away. In 1153 Henry Plantagenet sails to England with an invasion force aiming to seize back the throne. (Henry II & England & Middle Ages) ibid.
111,741. The whole of Europe blames him for the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury. And his obsession with control has alienated his entire family. (Henry II & England & Middle Ages) ibid.
111,742. He’s good at betrayal but he lacks his father’s political savvy. (Henry II & England & Middle Ages) ibid.
111,743. England is turning into a disaster zone. (Henry II & England & Middle Ages) ibid.
112,777. In December 1154 one of the most charismatic of all kings of England began his reign: Henry II was a star amongst monarchs. (Monarchy & England & Henry II) Monarchy by David Starkey s1e4: Dynasty
112,778. Why the transformation in Becket? (Monarchy & England & Henry II) ibid.
112,779. Henry king of England submitted to a public scourging. (Monarchy & England & Henry II) ibid.
112,780. He was defeated in battle by Richard and the king of France. (Monarchy & England & Henry II) ibid.
120,999. A transcript of a document that officially legalised the invasion of Ireland by England’s Henry II 800 years ago. And the continued occupation of some of it ever since. A UN-style resolution of its day which carried papal approval for regime change, or the subjugation of one country by another. But word has it that this document is not all it seems … Its contents was open to interpretation … King Henry sexed up this bit of parchment. (Henry II & Ireland) Document: A Laudable Invasion, BBC Radio 4 2007