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Henry II of England.

Henry II

Henry II of England.

"Henry II, of France." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Henry II

"Henry II, of France." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Henry II of England (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189). Henry was the first of the House of Plantagenet to rule England and was the great-grandson of William the Conqueror. Like his grandfather, Henry I of England, Henry II had an outstanding knowledge of the law. A talented linguist and excellent Latin speaker, he would sit on councils in person whenever possible. His interest in the economy was reflected in his own frugal lifestyle. He dressed casually except when tradition dictated otherwise and ate a sparing diet.

Henry II

Henry II of England (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189). Henry…

King of England

Henry III

King of England

Henry III of England.

Henry III

Henry III of England.

Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John "Lackland" as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. Despite his long reign, his personal accomplishments were slim and he was a political and military failure. England, however, prospered during his century and his greatest monument is Westminster, which he made the seat of his government and where he expanded the abbey as a shrine to Edward the Confessor.

Henry III

Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John "Lackland" as…

Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John "Lackland" as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. His contemporaries knew him as Henry of Winchester. He was the first child king in England since the reign of Ethelred the Unready. Despite his long reign, his personal accomplishments were slim and he was a political and military failure. England, however, prospered during his century and his greatest monument is Westminster, which he made the seat of his government and where he expanded the abbey as a shrine to Edward the Confessor.  He assumed the crown under the regency of the popular William Marshal, but the England he inherited had undergone several drastic changes in the reign of his father. He spent much of his reign fighting the barons over the Magna Carta and the royal rights, and was eventually forced to call the first "parliament" in 1264. He was also unsuccessful on the Continent, where he endeavored to re-establish English control over Normandy, Anjou, and Aquitaine.

Henry III of England

Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John "Lackland" as…

King of England

Henry IV

King of England

"By embracing the Catholic religion he made his way to the throne of France; and this monarch, Henry the Fourth, secured to his Protestant subjects, by the famous Edict of Nantes, in 1598, a full enjoyment of their civil rights and privileges, without persecution or molestation from any quarters." — Goodrich, 1844

Henry IV

"By embracing the Catholic religion he made his way to the throne of France; and this monarch, Henry…

Henry IV

Henry IV

Henry IV

(1553-1610) King of France.

Henry IV

(1553-1610) King of France.

The king of France from 1589 to 1610, and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610.

Henry IV of France

The king of France from 1589 to 1610, and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610.

Henry I (c. 1068/1069 – 1 December 1135) was the fourth son of William I the Conqueror, the first King of England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. He succeeded his elder brother William II as King of England in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He was called Beauclerc for his scholarly interests and Lion of Justice for refinements which he brought about in the rudimentary administrative and legislative machinery of the time.

Henry the First

Henry I (c. 1068/1069 – 1 December 1135) was the fourth son of William I the Conqueror, the first…

Henry V.

Henry V

Henry V.

Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422) was one of the most significant English warrior kings of the 15th century. He was born at Monmouth, Wales, in the tower above the gatehouse of Monmouth Castle, and reigned as King of England from 1413 to 1422. Henry was the son of Henry of Bolingbroke, later Henry IV, and sixteen-year-old Mary de Bohun, who was to die in childbirth at 26, before Bolingbroke became king. At the time of his birth during the reign of Richard II, Henry was fairly far removed from the throne, preceded by the king and another collateral line of heirs. The precise date and even year of his birth are therefore not definitely recorded; sources offer as the most likely either 9 August or 16 September, in 1386 or 1387. By the time Henry died, he had not only consolidated power as the King of England but had also effectively accomplished what generations of his ancestors had failed to achieve through decades of war: unification of the crowns of England and France in a single person. In 2002, he was ranked 72nd in the 100 Greatest Britons

Henry V of England

Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422) was one of the most significant English warrior kings…

Henry VI

Henry VI

Henry VI

Henry was the only child and heir of King Henry V of England and therefore great things were expected of him from birth. He was born on 6 December 1421 at Windsor, and succeeded to the throne at the age of eight months on 31 August 1422, when his father died. His mother, Catherine of Valois, was then only 20 years old and as the daughter of King Charles VI of France was viewed with considerable suspicion and prevented from having a full role in her son's upbringing. Henry was eventually crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey on 6 November 1429 a month before his eighth birthday, and King of France at Notre Dame in Paris on 16 December 1431. However, he did not assume the reins of government until he was declared of age in 1437—the year in which his mother died.

Henry VI of England

Henry was the only child and heir of King Henry V of England and therefore great things were expected…

(1456-1509) King of England.

Henry VII

(1456-1509) King of England.

Portrait of Henry VII, English king.

Henry VII

Portrait of Henry VII, English king.

Henry VII (January 28, 1457 – April 21, 1509), King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509), born Henry Tudor (Welsh Harri Tudur), was the first monarch of the Tudor dynasty.

Henry VII of England

Henry VII (January 28, 1457 – April 21, 1509), King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485…

King of England

Henry VIII

King of England

"Henry VIII (1509-1547) came to the throne in 1509, inheriting a vast treasure which he owed to the avarice of his father. A young and active man, he was ambitious in the early part of his reign for military distinction and several times he took part in the wars on the continent. These wars gave England small glory and no practical advantage. The only brilliant military achievement of the reign was gained when Henry was abroad; this was the battle of Flodden Field in 1513, where the English defeated the Scotch army which was sent across the border to plunder the northern counties."—Colby, 1899

Henry VIII

"Henry VIII (1509-1547) came to the throne in 1509, inheriting a vast treasure which he owed to the…

Guy Vernon Henry (9 March 1839 - 27 October 1899) was a military officer and Medal of Honor recipient who served as an early Governor of Puerto Rico.

Guy Vernon Henry

Guy Vernon Henry (9 March 1839 - 27 October 1899) was a military officer and Medal of Honor recipient…

Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 - May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 - May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary…

(1736-1799) American patriot

Patrick Henry

(1736-1799) American patriot

(1736-1799) American patriot

Patrick Henry

(1736-1799) American patriot

(1736-1799) American patriot

Patrick Henry

(1736-1799) American patriot

First Governor of Virginia

Patrick Henry

First Governor of Virginia

(1736-1799) Henry was an orator and patriot. He was an opponent of excessive taxes. Henry was governor of Virginia in 1777. Henry was a U.S. Senator in 1794.

Patrick Henry

(1736-1799) Henry was an orator and patriot. He was an opponent of excessive taxes. Henry was governor…

Patrick Henry, the famous colonial statesman.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry, the famous colonial statesman.

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 - June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 - June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known…

An illustration of Patrick Henry a man who served as the post-colonial Governor of Virginia and was also a prominent figure in the American Revolution. He is known as one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Patrick Henry

An illustration of Patrick Henry a man who served as the post-colonial Governor of Virginia and was…

Prince Henry of Portugal- 'The Navigator'

Prince Henry

Prince Henry of Portugal- 'The Navigator'

Navigator of Portugal

Prince Henry

Navigator of Portugal

An infante of the Kingdom of Portugal, and was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents.

Prince Henry

An infante of the Kingdom of Portugal, and was responsible for the early development of European exploration…

(1776-1841) German philosopher and founder of modern pedagogy.

Johann Herbart

(1776-1841) German philosopher and founder of modern pedagogy.

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

Herodotus

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

Herodotus

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

"Herodotus" — Morey, 1903

Herodotus

"Herodotus" — Morey, 1903

"The first writer who deserves the name of a historian is Herodotus, hence called the Father of History. Herodotus was born in the Dorian colony of Halicarnassus in Caria, in the year 484 B.C., and accordingly about the time of the Persian expeditions to Greece." — Smith, 1882

Bust of Herodotus

"The first writer who deserves the name of a historian is Herodotus, hence called the Father of History.…

Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC–c. 425 BC) and is regarded as the "Father of History" in Western culture. He was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.

Profile Bust of Herodotus

Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC–c.…

(1750-1848) German astronomer who worked in England from 1772 to 1822.

Caroline Lucretia Herschel

(1750-1848) German astronomer who worked in England from 1772 to 1822.

Sir William Herschel, famous English astronomer

Sir William Herschel

Sir William Herschel, famous English astronomer

(1738-1822) German astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781 and was appointed astronomer to King George III of England. He was knighted in 1816.

Sir William (Frederick) Herschel

(1738-1822) German astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781 and was appointed astronomer…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing North Carolina

Joseph Hewes

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing North Carolina

Hewitt was a congressman, major of New York City, teacher, iron manufacturer, and lawyer.

Abram Stevens Hewitt

Hewitt was a congressman, major of New York City, teacher, iron manufacturer, and lawyer.

Philip Hichborn was a naval constructor burn on Charlestown, Mass. on March 4, 1839. He died May 1, 1910.

Philip Hichborn

Philip Hichborn was a naval constructor burn on Charlestown, Mass. on March 4, 1839. He died May 1,…

Thomas Holliday Hicks (September 2, 1798 - February 14, 1865) was an American politician from Maryland. He served as Governor of Maryland from 1858 until 1862, and as a U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1862 until his death in 1865.

Thomas Holliday Hicks

Thomas Holliday Hicks (September 2, 1798 - February 14, 1865) was an American politician from Maryland.…

(1823-1900) American author who was a commander of the first regiment of former slaves during the Civil War

Thomas W. Higginson

(1823-1900) American author who was a commander of the first regiment of former slaves during the Civil…

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 - May 9, 1911) was an American minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 - May 9, 1911) was an American minister, author, abolitionist,…

(1838-1916) Railroad executive and financier that was known as "Hill the empire builder" because of his contribution to developing the Northwest.

James Jerome Hill

(1838-1916) Railroad executive and financier that was known as "Hill the empire builder" because of…

(1805-1885) Canadian statesman.

Sir Francis Hincks

(1805-1885) Canadian statesman.

The second president of Germany, from 1925 to 1934. He was also the Chief of General Staff for Germany during World War I.

Hindenburg

The second president of Germany, from 1925 to 1934. He was also the Chief of General Staff for Germany…

(c. 377B.C.) Greek physician known as the Father of Medicine.

Hippocrates

(c. 377B.C.) Greek physician known as the Father of Medicine.

Famous physician from ancient Greece.

Hippocrates

Famous physician from ancient Greece.

A Japanese politician and the country's first Prime Minister.

Ito Hirobumi

A Japanese politician and the country's first Prime Minister.

U.S. House of Representatives member.

Frank Hiscock

U.S. House of Representatives member.

Mikado of Japan, came to power in 1867.

Moutz Hito

Mikado of Japan, came to power in 1867.

(1826-1904) US representative and senator from Massachusetts that helped draft the Sherman Antitrust Act.

George F. Hoar

(1826-1904) US representative and senator from Massachusetts that helped draft the Sherman Antitrust…