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Author Strickland, Matthew, 1962- author.

Title Henry the Young King, 1155-1183 / Matthew Strickland
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (507 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents A forgotten king? -- Born in the purple: early childhood and infant marriage, 1155-1160 -- Rex puer: coronation plans and associative kingship, 1161-1163 -- Training for kingship, 1163-1169 -- Novus rex: the coronation, 1170 -- The regent and the martyr, 1170-1172 -- "A king without a kingdom": the seeds of war, 1172-1173 -- "The cubs of the roaring lion shall awaken": the outbreak of war, 1173 -- Invasion: the onslaught renewed, 1174 -- A fragile peace, 1175-1177 -- Apogee: king of the tournament, 1177-1182 -- Keeping the balance of power: France, 1178-1182 -- The brothers' war, 1183 -- Vir sanctus: death, commemoration and legacy
Summary This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores the brief but eventful life of the only English ruler after the Norman Conquest to be created co-ruler in his father's lifetime. Crowned at fifteen to secure an undisputed succession, Henry played a central role in the politics of Henry II's great empire and was hailed as the embodiment of chivalry. Consistently denied direct rule, the Young King was provoked first into heading a major rebellion against his father, then to waging a bitter war against his brother Richard for control of Aquitaine, dying before reaching the age of thirty having never assumed actual power. This history provides a richly coloured portrait of an all-but-forgotten royal figure tutored by Thomas Becket, trained in arms by the great knight William Marshal, and incited to rebellion by his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine, while using his career to explore the nature of kingship, succession, dynastic politics, and rebellion in twelfth-century England and France
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Henry, King of England, 1155-1183.
Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189 -- Family
Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189.
Henry, King of England, 1155-1183.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Kings and rulers.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry II, 1154-1189.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300219555