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Our common ancestors - English Royal family - Contents


Henry II



Tomb of Henry II, Fontevraud Abbey, France.
From here.



Henry II (see here and here),
reigned 1154-89,
mar Eleanor of Aquitaine (see here),
invaded Ireland 1169, start of crown control of (parts of) Ireland that continues today,
his followers murdered Thomas a Becket 1170,
he arrived in Dublin 1171,
he died 1189, bur Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France,
Eleanor died 1204, bur Fontevraud Abbey,
he had issue by Eleanor:


  1. Richard I (the Lionheart) (see here), reigned 1189-99,
    there was a massacre of Jews at his coronation 1189, but he punished (executed) those responsible,
    leader of the Third Crusade,
    said to be gay or bisexual, though this is disputed,
    died 1199, bur Fontevraud Abbey, Anjou, France, see tomb.
    The legend of Robin Hood is set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, who was away fighting the crusade.


  2. Eleanor Plantagenet, mar Alfonso VIII, King of Castile and had issue.


  3. King John, reigned 1199-1216.


Henry II had affair with Ida de Tosny and had issue:

  1. William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury.



Tomb of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fontevraud Abbey, France.
From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Tomb of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fontevraud Abbey, France.
From Anne McDermott. Used with permission.
See other shot. From here. From Shirley's Royal Ancestors site. Used with permission.



Cast of tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Original tomb is at Fontevraud Abbey, France.
See full size. Photo by Heather Kennedy. See terms of use.
See also here and here.
See cast of effigy of Henry II at the Victoria and Albert Museum.



(Rear) Tombs of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
(Front) Tombs of Isabella Taillefer and Richard the Lionheart.
Fontevraud Abbey, France.
See full size. From here. Used with permission.





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