"Henry the Saint", 973–1024, king of Germany 1002–24 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1014–24.
"Curtmantle", 1133–89, king of England 1154–89: first king of the Plantagenet line (grandson of Henry I of England).
1519–59, king of France 1547–59 (son of Francis I).
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How to use Henry II in a sentence
Under Henry II, Marshal continued to ascend, as the king rewarded his service with land, a wife, and a title.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame | William O’Connor | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was superb as Henry II in The Lion in Winter, and very good in The Ruling Class.Michael Korda on the Role That Defined Peter O’Toole’s Success | Michael Korda | December 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The event took place during the height of the quarrel between Henry II.Little Folks | Various
Henry II., though he did great things for England as a wise legislator and strong administrator, was distinctly a foreigner.Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
Qui non dat quod amat, non accipit ille quod optat, was an inscription on an old chequer-board of the times of Henry II.
It appeared lavishly upon every building which Henry II erected.How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) | Mary Owens Crowther
This seems to have been designed to take away all pretext for the threatened invasion of Henry II.
British Dictionary definitions for Henry II
known as Henry the Saint. 973–1024, king of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (1014–24): canonized in 1145
1133–89, first Plantagenet king of England (1154–89): extended his Anglo-French domains and instituted judicial and financial reforms. His attempts to control the church were opposed by Becket
1519–59, king of France (1547–59); husband of Catherine de' Medici. He recovered Calais from the English (1558) and suppressed the Huguenots
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