Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy 878th Birthday, King Henry II of England (1133-1189)!

Wells line very far back

King Henry II of England was a Plantagenet ruler who was raised in France.  He's famous: he was the husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine (although we descend from an illegitimate son, not through her).  He was a redhead, he had temper issues with Thomas Becket, and he started legal reform in England.  We'll claim him!

1 comment:

  1. I read that he was very athletic. I'd give him a trip to the Olympics!

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