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Henry II : A Prince Among Princes (Hardcover) (Richard Barber)

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One of the cleverest men ever to rule EnglandHenry 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.
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.
Number of Pages: 117
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Royalty, Europe / Great Britain
Series Title: Penguin Monarchs - The House of Normandy, Blois and Anjou
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Richard Barber
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 23998665
UPC: 9780141977089
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-7591
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