Henry II

Henry II

by Richard Barber

Paperback(Reprint)

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Overview

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback

Henry II (1154-89) through a series of astonishing dynastic coups became the ruler of an enormous European empire. One of the most dynamic, restless and clever men ever to rule England, he was brought down both by his catastrophic relationship with his archbishop Thomas Becket and his debilitating arguments with his sons, most importantly the future Richard I and King John. His empire may have ultimately collapsed, but in Richard Barber's vivid and sympathetic account the reader can see why Henry II left such a compelling impression on his contemporaries.

Richard Barber has written for Penguin The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe, The Holy Grail and Edward III and the Triumph of England. He is a major figure in medieval studies, both as a writer and as a publisher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141988658
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Series: Penguin Monarchs Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Barber has written for Penguin The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe, The Holy Grail and Edward III and the Triumph of England. He is a major figure in medieval studies, both as a writer and as a publisher.

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