Tag Archives: Henry II

Juxtaposin’: The King Threatens?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In June 1170, Roger de Pont L’Évêque, the archbishop of York, along with Gilbert Foliot, the Bishop of London, and Josceline de Bohon, the Bishop of Salisbury, crowned the heir apparent, Henry the Young King, at York. This … Continue reading

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Of Kings, Coinage, and Castration

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I recently watched the first two seasons of “Monarchy,” a BBC series covering the history of the English kings and queens going back to the late Roman period. Despite the ridiculously affected speech of narrator David … Continue reading

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