King Henry II

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Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as Henry Curtmantle, Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes, King of England (1154–89) and Lord of Ireland; at various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and Brittany. Henry was the son of Geoffrey of Anjou and Matilda, who was the daughter of King... more »

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  • ''Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?''
    Henry II, King (1133-1189), British king of England. Exclamation, December 1170. Attributed. referring to Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbur...
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