Henry II (13 January 1334 – 29 May 1379), called Henry of Trastámara or the Fratricidal (el Fratricida), was the first King of Castile and León from the House of Trastámara. He became king in 1369 by defeating his half-brother Peter the Cruel , after numerous rebellions and battles.
Henry was born in Normandy at Le Mans on 5 March 1133, the eldest child of the Empress Matilda and her second husband, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou. The French county of Anjou was formed in the 10th century and the Angevin rulers attempted for several centuries to extend their influence and power across France through careful marriages and political alliances.
Henry II established the House of Plantagenet. Born to Matilda during a turbulent period, his mother was swept aside while Stephen seized the throne. It was only after he married the most powerful woman in Europe, Eleanor -- Duchess of Aquitaine and ex-consort of Louis XII-- that he was able to take the crown.
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He is buried at Caen. WILLIAM II (Rufus) 1087-1100 William was not a popular king, given to extravagance and cruelty. He never married and was killed in the New Forest by a stray arrow whilst out hunting, maybe accidentally, or possibly shot deliberately on the instructions of his younger brother Henry.
28/07/2022 · He was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery there with his wife Tess, to whom he was married for 62 years and who predeceased him on New Year’s Day, 2020. He is survived by his children Lydia Henry, Mary Haney, Marion Matthews and spouse Brian Marvin, and Conner Henry; grandchildren Conner Haney, Henry Falotico, Mary Kate Arceo and spouse Steven Arceo, and Jacob Henry; and great-grandchild Nora Arceo.
13/08/2022 · He died in 1986 and was buried only a few hundred yards from his home at St Thomas's Church in Perry Green. This is what his studio looked like: Henry Moore, Moore's maquette studio at Hoglands, Hertfordshire, as he left it on his death in 1986.