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Henry II Review ¶ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í 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 argN 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. An enjoyable book on Henry II Though not as long or as defining as WL Warren's book on Henry Yale 1973 and not as detailed as Barber's earlier book on the king this one stands out for its simple explanation of the life times and achievements of one of England's greatest medieval kings

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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 Joh. good overview

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Henry IIHenry 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. An short biography of Henry II that emphasizes his achievements in holding together the Angevin Empire and initiating legal reforms that would shape the development of English common law Barber makes clear that Henry was than Eleanor of Auitaine's husband and Thomas Becket's adversary though there is analysis of church and family conflict throughout the book Barber divides the book into three sections about Henry's appearance and character his life story and his achievements and the final section should have been expanded to highlight the specific legal developments discussed in the text Barber achieves a good balance between the personal and the political and readers will come from the book with a good sense of Henry's character and kingship