Friday, 6 July 2018

317) Henry II of England

Henry II of England (1133 – 1189), also known as Henry Plantagenet. Son of Geoffrey V. Father of Richard the Lion Heart, John Lackland, Joan of England and Henry.

- "A short but strongly built man of leonine appearance, Henry II was possessed of an immense dynamic energy and a formidable temper. He had the red hair of the Plantagenets, grey eyes that grew bloodshot in anger and a round, freckled face. Described by Peter of Blois as:-
"The lord king has been red-haired so far, except that the coming of old age and gray hair has altered that color somewhat..."

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