1155 - 1183 (28 years)
Set As Default Person
||Henry the Younger |
||25 Feb 1155
||11 Jun 1183
||Castle of Martel, Lot, France
||Aft 11 Jun 1183
||Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, Normandy, France
- See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_the_Young_King
Henry the Younger, aggrieved at his lack of power and egged on by his father Henry's enemies, rebelled against him. He was joined by his brothers Richard and Geoffrey, and supported by several powerful English barons as well as the kings of France and Scotland. Even Queen Eleanor escaped from house arrest and tried to join him, but was intercepted en route. Henry II's position was more precarious at this point than at any previous time in his reign. If he even appeared to be losing, most of the nobles of England were poised to desert him. He fought a masterful defensive campaign, humiliating the French and Bretons, and crushing any opposition in England, whilst his agents defeated and captured William of Scotland in 1174. Henry the Younger surrendered, and his father, shaken by the experience, acknowledged many of his sons' grievances, assigning revenues to each of them.
In 1183, Henry the Younger tried again. Henry's oldest son was something of a dilettante, with a puffed-up idea of his own abilities and importance. When Henry II refused to give him control of Normandy, or any other land that would help pay his debts, he made advances to the barons of Aquitaine. Richard complained and started fortifying his castles when Henry prevaricated. During the negotiations which followed, Henry the Younger attempted to ambush his father at Limoges. Battle lines were drawn: Henry brought up forces to besiege the town, while Henry the Younger was joined by troops from his brother Geoffrey and the new king Philip of France. Forced to flee from Limoges, after robbing the local shrine to pay his troops, Henry the Younger went on the run, moving aimlessly through Aquitaine until he caught dysentery and died. With his death, the rebellion petered out.
||9 Nov 2016 |
||Henry II Plantagenet, King of England, Duke of Normandy|
b. 5 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France
d. 6 Jul 1189, Anjou, France (Age 56 years)
||Eleanor d' Aquitaine|
b. 1122, France
d. 1 Apr 1204, Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France (Age 82 years)
||18 May 1152
||Bordeaux, Gironde, France
||Family Group | Family Chart
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