ANGEVINS:

Henry the Second, 1154 to 1189

Curtmantle.

BORN: 25 March 1133, Le Mans, Anjou.
PARENTS: Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou
(1113 - 51),
Matilda (c. 1103/4 - 1167).
MARRIED: Eleanor of Acquitaine (1122 - 1204),
11 May 1152, Bordeaux Cathedral, France.
ACCEDED: 25 October 1154
CROWNED: 19 December 1154, Westminster Abbey.
DIED: 6 July 1189,
Chinon Castle, France.
INTERRED: Fontevraud Abbey, France.

CHILDREN: (1) William, Count of Poitiers (c. 1152 - 56)
(2) Henry, The Young King (1155 - 83)
(3) Matilda (Maud) (1156 - 89)
(4) Richard I the Lionheart (1157 - 99)
(5) Geoffrey of Bretagne, Duke of Brittany
(1158 - 86)
(6) Eleanor (1162 - 1214)
(7) Joan (1165 - 99)
(8) John Lackland (1167 - 1216)

COEVAL
PERSONS:
Scottish Crown:
Malcolm IV, the Maiden
William I the Lyon

Opponent:
Hugh Bigod

Archbishops of Canterbury:
Theobald of Bec
St. Thomas Becket
Richard of Dover
Baldwin of Exeter

Popes:
Anastasius IV
Adrian IV
Alexander III
Lucius III
Urban III
Gregory VIII
Clement III

NOTABLE
EVENTS:
The only English Pope, Adrian IV, elected, 1154.
Anjou captured, 1156.
Council of Woodstock, July 1163.
Council of Westminster, October 1163.
Constitutions of Clarendon, 30 January 1164.
Thomas Becket goes into exile, October 1164.
Assize of Carendon, 1166.
Richard, Earl of Pembroke, invades Ireland, 1170.
Henry, The Young King, crowned, 14 June 1170.
Thomas Becket returns to England, 1 December 1170.
Thomas Becket murdered, 29 December 1170.
Henry II does penance at Avranches, 21 May 1172.
The barons rebel, 1173.
Thomas Becket canonised, 21 February 1173.
Treaty of Falaise, 1174.
Battle of Alnwick, 13 June 1174.
Henry II whipped at Canterbury, 7 July 1174.
Treaty of Gisors, 28 June 1180.
Assize of Arms, 1181.
Aberconwy Abbey founded, 1186.
Pece treaty signed at Chateauroux, 1187.

Castles built at:
Basingwerk, 1157.
Orford, 1166.
Dover (reconstruction) 1168.
Middleham, 1170.
Windsor (remodelling), 1173.
Wells, 1180.

Contemporary portrait of Henry the Second