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King of the north wind : the life of Henry II in five acts

Author: Claudia Gold
Publisher: London : William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Henry II conquered the largest empire of any English medieval king. Who was this great, yet tragic king? The only thing that could have stopped Henry was himself. Henry II had all the gifts of the gods. He was charismatic, clever, learned, empathetic, a brilliant tactician, with great physical strength and an astonishing self-belief. Henry was the creator of the Plantagenet dynasty of kings, who ruled through eight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Gold
ISBN: 9780007554782 0007554788 9780007554805 000755480X
OCLC Number: 1050333158
Description: xxxi, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Claudia Gold.

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Henry II conquered the largest empire of any English medieval king. Yet it is the people around him we remember: his wife Eleanor, whom he seduced from the French king; his son Richard the Lionheart;  Read more...

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'Gold ... sees the best way to tell the story of Henry II's reign is through the people ... (she) approaches his life in five pseudo-Shakespearean acts ... An effective structure allowing her Read more...

 
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