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ISBN:
0520034945
Author:
W. L. Warren
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Europe
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English
Publisher:
University of California Press; First edition (November 28, 1977)
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350 pages
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Dr. Warren's monumental celebration is made to last. The result is masterly. it is alive all through, a fine work by a professional historian who can write and has an eye for significant detail, without burying us under i. ―Sunday Telegraph.

The Yale English Monarchs series is a series of biographies on English and British kings and queens, published by Yale University Press

The Yale English Monarchs series is a series of biographies on English and British kings and queens, published by Yale University Press. Several books in the English Monarchs series have previously also been published by the University of California Press, though the series is today in the hands of Yale University Press.

Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgments ever since. This biography provides a comprehensive reappraisal of Henry II, the man and king. Warren explores a whole range of contemporary sources to illuminate the king's policy and personality, as well as the events of his reign.

About the Book "W. L. Warren has written a life of the great Angevin whose scholarship and . Part II: The Government of England 6. The Pattern of English Government 7. Recovery and Reconstruction 8. The King's Government 9. Royal Justice 10. Dr. King and Subjects. Part III: Henry II and the Church 11. Church and State in Norman England 12. Archbishop Theobald 13.

Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgements ever since

Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgements ever since. Dramatic incidents of his reign, such as his quarrel with Archbishop Becket and his troubled relations with his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his sons, have attracted the attention of historical novelists, playwrights and filmmakers, but with no unanimity of interpretation. That he was a great king there can be no doubt. Yet his motives and intentions are not easy to divine, and it is Professor Warren's contention that concentration on the great crises of the reign can lead to distortion.

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Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgements ever since. This book is therefore a comprehensive reappraisal of the reign based, with rare understanding, on contemporary sources; it provides a coherent and persuasive revaluation of the man and the king, and is, in itself, an eloquent and impressive achievement. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Henry II Wilferd Lewis Warren (. Warren) Read it in old Hard Cover at 693 (including bibliongraphy+index+etc. Succession is messy business. The story of Henry II of England and the founding of the Angevin commonwealth is no different

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Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgments ever since. Dramatic incidents of his reign, such as his quarrel with Archbishop Becket and his troubled relations with his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his sons, have attracted the attention of historical novelists, playwrights, and filmmakers, but with no unanimity of interpretation. That he was a great king there can be no doubt. Yet his motives and intentions are not easy to divine, and it is Professor Warren's contention that concentration on the great crises of the reign can lead to distortion. This book is therefore a comprehensive reappraisal of the reign based, with rare understanding, on contemporary sources; it provides a coherent and persuasive revaluation of the man and the king, and is, in itself an eloquent and impressive achievement.
  • JoJoshura
Comprehensive and exhaustively detailed, Warren’s book examines the life and complex issues that faced this remarkable medieval king. Telling the story of the reign while doing justice to the intricate matters that arose is a tricky balancing act: too much emphasis on the individual themes as they developed bogs down the narrative, while too cursory a view undermines their importance. Warren tackles the challenge by first offering an overview of the events of Henry’s rule, followed by in-depth exploration of the issues. This arrangement allows readers to gain an understanding of the reign as a whole before diving into the intricacies that would otherwise obscure and overwhelm the narrative. The result is a masterful achievement.

Readers come away with a thorough grounding in the legal, political, and administrative structures Henry inherited, as well as the customary relations with the Church, which all provide the background necessary to appreciate the changes Henry imposed. Depending on personal interest, these in-depth studies can become tedious, but they nevertheless set the stage for Henry’s policies, and in the case of the Church, his clash with Thomas Becket. Other topics covered include Henry’s relations with Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; their respective societies; his continental holdings; France; and not least, his dysfunctional family.

Warren’s attitude toward Henry is sympathetic. Faults and mistakes are noted, but quickly countered with justifications and accomplishments. Thomas Becket was clearly at fault, seen as disruptive to the Church, intransigent, and an ecclesiastical dinosaur. The myth of Thomas the martyr obliterated the reality of Thomas the man.

While new sources of information have emerged since Warren’s book was published and added nuance to Henrician studies, they don’t render this impressive volume outdated. It remains the definitive biography of Henry II.
  • Wafi
The other positive reviews for this book give plenty of reasons why this biography is one of the best on the market. It is definitely not for the reader looking for a straight narrative history but it cannot be beat for weaving information about the times into the life of this extraordinary man. I particularly liked: 1) the way that Warren points out the changes in Henry's personality and decision-making as he matured from a teenage adventurer to an adult whose quick anger consistently yielded to wisdom, 2) the way in which the book paints Henry's achievement of uniting (or almost uniting) very different regions, from northern England to southern France, and the balancing act he had to do to keep this grouping of different cultures functional, 3) Henry's devotion to spreading a jury and court system that is part of our lives today. It is clear in the book that Warren considers this Henry's most significant legacy and I kept thinking as I was reading it, "Wow, was this important!" 4) the way Warren carefully shows the relationship between Henry and Becket. This was especially enlightening to me raised when I was younger to think of Becket solely as a martyr/hero. "Murder in the Cathedral" is a great piece of literature but it was never intended to be anywhere near a complete portrait of the real Becket. The problem is that this brilliantly crafted snapshot is what the public comes to know. Also, in my own religious upbringing, the politics of martyrdom, which is still around, can create some very inaccurate history. There is no better explanation in print of the friendship and struggle between these two powerful personalities than Warren's book. Their story is truly , as Warren puts it, a "classic tragedy." 5) the great job Warren does of explaining Henry's relationship with his not so impressive sons. The portraits he draws of Henry the Younger, Geoffrey, Richard and John are well-defined and for me brought them to life. Henry tried to create a "federation" out of his grand unity of territories by distibuting it among his four sons and the plans of Dad went through the floor. Warren shows us why. The book has an extremely helpful glossary after the text. This is THE book on Henry II.
  • Jare
I have always loved anything about Henry II who is considered one of the greatest monarchs in English history. Unfortunately good biographies on Henry II, who ruled England for 1154-1189 a.d., are somewhat hard to find. This is an excellent book. It is painstakingly researched and gives great insight into both the man and the empire he ruled. This is not light reading my any means. It is a serious historical work that covers many aspects of the Angevin monarch's life and rule. I was also impressed by the authors coverage of whole Thomas Becket affair. He covers the clash between King Henry II and Thomas Becket but he does not give it more attention than it deserves (too many historians try and define Henry II through this one series of events). The author goes into great detail about Henry's rise to power, reformation of the legal system (which led to the English Common law and judiciary) as well as his battles, his sons, Eleanor of Aquitaine and other aspects of his personal life. I highly recommend this book to any serious historian.
  • Lahorns Gods
Extremely well researched, though a little dated, this book delivers a superb insight into the world and life of Henry II, King of England, and Duke of Normandy, Anjou, and Aquitaine. Lots of great maps and genealogy charts. I rated it highly because it outclasses all other work on Henry II, though I expected to find out more about his youth and character.
  • Yllk
to understand Anglo Saxon civilization and American as its natural decendent, understanding the role of Henry II is essential. This book is thorough but readable. The section about the Church was skipped by me with no detriment. The author gives the reader a roadmap in the prologue so it is easy to find a description of historical events separate with a comprehensive description of Henry's impact on government administration, using local existing structure from the Anglo Saxon period, and the legal process that blooms into common law.