Henry the Young King, 1155-1183 / Matthew Strickland.
- New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
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- In English.
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- This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores the brief but eventful life of the only English ruler after the Norman Conquest to be created co-ruler in his father's lifetime. Crowned at fifteen to secure an undisputed succession, Henry played a central role in the politics of Henry II's great empire and was hailed as the embodiment of chivalry. Yet, consistently denied direct rule, the Young King was provoked first into heading a major rebellion against his father, then to waging a bitter war against his brother Richard for control of Aquitaine, dying before reaching the age of thirty having never assumed actual power. In this remarkable history, Matthew Strickland provides a richly colored portrait of an all-but-forgotten royal figure tutored by Thomas Becket, trained in arms by the great knight William Marshal, and incited to rebellion by his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine, while using his career to explore the nature of kingship, succession, dynastic politics, and rebellion in twelfth-century England and France.
A Note on Terms and Currency
Chapter 1. A Forgotten King?
Chapter 2. Born in the Purple: Early Childhood and Infant Marriage, 1155-1160
Chapter 3. Rex Puer: Coronation Plans and Associative Kingship, 1161-1163
Chapter 4. Training for Kingship, 1163-1169
Chapter 5. Novus Rex: The Coronation, 1170
Chapter 6. The Regent and the Martyr, 1170-1172
Chapter 7. 'A King Without a Kingdom' The Seeds of War, 1172-1173
Chapter 8. 'The Cubs of the Roaring Lion Shall Awaken' The Outbreak of War, 1173
Chapter 9. Invasion the Onslaught Renewed, 1174
Chapter 10. A Fragile Peace, 1175-1177
Chapter 11. Apogee: King of the Tournament, 1177-1182
Chapter 12. Keeping the Balance of Power France, 1178-1182
Chapter 13. The Brothers' War, 1183
Chapter 14. Vir Sanctus: Death, Commemoration and Legacy
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- De Gruyter.
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- 10.12987/9780300219555 doi
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