BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY "CURTMANTLE" II KING ENGLAND 1133-1189

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: ANJOU

EVENTS

On 05 Mar 1133 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England was born to Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy (19) and Empress Matilda (31) at Le Mans

Before 1152 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England natural Ykenai Unknown

Around 1152 Geoffrey Plantagenet Archbishop York was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (18) and Ykenai Unknown

On 18 May 1152 Whit Sunday Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (19) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (30) were married at Poitiers Cathedral. They were more closely related than Eleanor and her previous husband Louis. The marriage brought the Kingdom of England, the Duchies of Normandy and Aquitaine under the control of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (19) ; once conquered. [Marriage of Henry I and Eleanor of Aquitaine]

Around 05 Jun 1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (30) visited Fontevraud Abbey where she met Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud (41) (her husband's Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (19) 's aunt by marriage - Matilda Anjou Abbess Fontevraud (41) had married William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy brother of his mother Empress Matilda (50) who had died in the White Ship Disaster).

Before Jan 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England visited his mother Empress Matilda in Rouen to seek funds for his impending invasion of England. [Henry II visits his mother in Rouen]

In Jan 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (19) sailed from Barfleur to England, arriving the next day, with a fleet of twenty-six ships, and an army, to bring Stephen I King England (59) submit to Henry's authority. [Henry II Sails to England]

In Jul 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) arrived at Wallingford Castle to relieve the siege that Stephen I King England (59) had commenced in 1152. [Henry II Relieves Wallingford Castle]

Around Aug 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) and Stephen I King England (59) agreed the Treaty of Wallingford aka Winchester aka Westminster by which Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) would inherit the throne on the death of Stephen I King England (59) . The Treaty was ratified by Theobald of Bec Archbishop Canterbury (63) at Westminster in Christmas 1153.

On 17 Aug 1153 William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (31) at Poitiers

Around Mar 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (20) returned to Rouen and met with his mother Empress Matilda (52) , and his brothers. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (32) joined them to celebrate Easter with their first son William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers who met his father for the first time aged around eight months. [Henry Holds Easter at Rouen]

On 25 Oct 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (21) succeeded II King England: Plantagenet Angevin

On 07 Dec 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (21) , the seven months pregnant Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (32) and their son William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers (1) left Barfleur for England. [Henry II Leaves Barfleur]

On 08 Dec 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (21) and his party landed near Southampton. [Henry II Lands Southampton]

On 19 Dec 1154 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (21) was crowned II King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (32) was crowned Queen Consort England. Theobald of Bec Archbishop Canterbury (64) presided. [Coronation of Henry and Eleanor]

On 28 Feb 1155 Henry the Young King was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (21) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (33) at Bermondsey

In 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (22) besieged Chinon Castle

On 06 Jan 1156 Matilda Plantagenet Duchess Saxony was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (22) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (34) at Windsor Castle (probably) and named after her paternal grandmother Empress Matilda (53) .

On 10 Jan 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (22) crossed from Dover to Wissant. Richard "The Loyal" Lucy (67) was appointed Regent in Henry's absence. Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (34) was placed in the care of Theobald of Bec Archbishop Canterbury (66) and John of Salisbury Bishop Chartres (38) . Her party included her sister Petronilla Poitiers (31) [Henry II travels to Normandy]

On 05 Feb 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (22) paid homage to Louis VII King Franks (36) for his lands in Normandy, Anjou and Aquitaine. [Henry II pays homage to Louis VII]

Before 29 Aug 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England were reunited in Saumur. [Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine Reunited]

In Dec 1156 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (23) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (34) held Christmas in Bordeaux.

Around 30 May 1157 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (35) spent Whitsun at Bury St Edmunds for a ceremonial crown wearing.

On 08 Sep 1157 Richard "Lionheart" I King England was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (35) at Beaumont Palace

In Dec 1157 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (35) held Christmas Court at Lincoln.

In Dec 1157 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (24) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (35) held Christmas Court at Cherbourg.

On 23 Sep 1158 Geoffrey Plantagenet 2nd Duke Brittany was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (25) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (36)

In Oct 1161 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (28) and Louis VII King Franks (41) met at Fréteval and made peace. [Henry II and Louis II make Peace]

On 13 Oct 1161 Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Castile was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (28) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (39) at Domfront Castle named Eleanor after her mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (39) . She was baptised by Cardinal Henry of Pisa with Robert of Torigni as godfather.

On 25 Jan 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (30) attempted to constrain ecclesiastical privileges by the sixteen articles of the Constitutions of Clarendon. Thomas Beckett Archbishop Canterbury (44) rejected the articles.

In Oct 1164 Thomas Beckett Archbishop Canterbury (44) was put on trial in Northampton by Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (31) on a charge of contempt. After a week of discussion Becket fled to Flanders with John of Salisbury Bishop Chartres (46) . [Trial of Thomas a Becket]

In Dec 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (31) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (42) held Christmas Court at Marlborough.

In 26 Dec 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (31) banished all of Thomas Beckett Archbishop Canterbury (45) 's relatives from England. Around 400 people were affected. They were stripped of their possessions and shipped to Flanders. [Becket's Relatives Banished]

Around Aug 1165 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (32) commenced his affair with Rosamund Clifford (29) who he may have first met when staying at her father Rosamund Clifford (29) 's house in Bredelais (assumed to be in Herefordshire). [Henry II meets Rosamund Clifford]

On Oct 1165 Joan Plantagenet Queen Consort Sicily was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (32) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (43) at Chateau de Angers

On 16 Mar 1166 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (33) travelled from St Andrew's Church to Falaise.

On 24 Dec 1166 John "Lackland" I King England was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (33) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England (44)

On 29 Dec 1170 Thomas Beckett Archbishop Canterbury (51) was murdered at Canterbury Cathedral by four knights on behalf of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (37) . [Murder of Thomas a Becket]

In Dec 1174 William "Lion" I King Scotland (31) , imprisoned at Falaise Castle, signed the Treaty of Falaise by which he agreed Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (41) was overlord of Scotland.

Around 1176 William "Longsword" Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (42) and Ida Tosny (20)

On 06 Jul 1189 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (56) died at Chinon Castle. Geoffrey Mandeville 3rd Earl Essex, Count Aumale was present. [Death of Henry II].

After 06 Jul 1189 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England was buried at Fontevraud Abbey

Henry "Curtmantle" II King England was created as Duke Normandy

Henry "Curtmantle" II King England natural Ida Tosny

Henry "Curtmantle" II King England natural Rosamund Clifford

ANCESTRY

Father: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy

GrandFather: Fulk "Young" King Jerusalem

1G GrandFather: Fulk "Réchin" Anjou 4th Count Anjou

2G GrandFather: Geoffrey "Ferréol" Anjou 2nd Count Gâtinais

3G GrandFather: Hugh Anjou

3G GrandMother: Béatrice Unknown

4G GrandFather: Albéric Unknown II Count Mâcon

2G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Blanche Ingelger

3G GrandFather: Fulk "Black" Ingelger III Count Anjou

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey "Greygown" Ingelger 1st Count Anjou

4G GrandMother: Adele Vermandois

3G GrandMother: Hildegarde Sundgau

1G GrandMother: Bertrade Montfort

2G GrandFather: Simon Montfort

3G GrandFather: Aumary Reginarids

4G GrandFather: William Reginarids

3G GrandMother: Bertrade Unknown

2G GrandMother: Agnes Normandy

3G GrandFather: Richard Normandy 2nd Count Évreux

4G GrandFather: Robert Normandy Archbishop Rouen

4G GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

3G GrandMother: Godechildis Unknown

GrandMother: Ermengarde La Flèche-De Baugency

1G GrandFather: Elias La Flèche-De Baugency I Count Maine

2G GrandFather: Jean de la Flèche La Flèche-De Baugency

2G GrandMother: Paula Maine

3G GrandFather: Herbert "Wakedog" Maine I Count Maine

4G GrandFather: Hugh Maine III Count Maine

4G GrandMother: Unamed Penthièvre

1G GrandMother: Matilda Chateau-Du-Loir

2G GrandFather: Gervais II Lord Chateau-Du-Loir

Mother: Empress Matilda

GrandFather: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

1G GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

2G GrandFather: Robert "Magnificent" Normandy I Duke Normandy

3G GrandFather: Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy

4G GrandFather: Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy

4G GrandMother: Gunnora Unknown

3G GrandMother: Judith Penthièvre

4G GrandFather: Conan "Crooked" Penthièvre III Duke Brittany

4G GrandMother: Ermengarde-Gerberga Ingelger

2G GrandMother: Herleva Unknown

1G GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

2G GrandFather: Baldwin "The Good" Flanders V Count Flanders

3G GrandFather: Baldwin "Bearded" Flanders IV Count Flanders

4G GrandFather: Arnulf Flanders II Count Flanders

4G GrandMother: Rozala Lombardy

3G GrandMother: Ogive Luxembourg-Ardennes

4G GrandFather: Frederick Luxembourg-Ardennes

4G GrandMother: Ermentrude Gleiburg

2G GrandMother: Adela Capet

3G GrandFather: Robert "Pious" II King France

4G GrandFather: Hugh I King France

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Poitiers

3G GrandMother: Constance Arles

4G GrandFather: William "Liberator" Arles 1st Count Provence, 1st Count Arles

4G GrandMother: Adelaide-Blanche Ingelger

GrandMother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

1G GrandFather: Malcolm III King Scotland

2G GrandFather: Duncan "The Sick" I King Scotland

2G GrandMother: Bethóc Unknown

1G GrandMother: Margaret Wessex

2G GrandFather: Edward "The Exile" Wessex

3G GrandFather: Edmund "Ironside" I King England

4G GrandFather: Aethelred "Unready" II King England

4G GrandMother: Aelfgifu Northumbria

3G GrandMother: Ealdgyth Unknown

2G GrandMother: Agatha Unknown