King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England1

M, #1002027, b. 5 March 1133, d. 6 July 1189
Father*Duke Geoffrey V 'le Bon' Plantagenet1 b. 24 Nov 1113, d. 7 Sep 1151
Mother*Empress Matilda (Maud) (of Germany)1 b. c Feb 1102, d. 10 Sep 1167
Relationship23rd great-grandfather of Robert Michael Damon
ReferenceRFC002-27

Names and TItles

Titled: Count of Maine and Anjou (Henry).1
Titled: Duke of Normandy (Henry).1
Titled: King of England (Henry II) from 1154 to 1189.1
     King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England was born on 5 March 1133 in Le Mans, Sarthe, France.1 He was the son of Duke Geoffrey V 'le Bon' Plantagenet and Empress Matilda (Maud) (of Germany).1 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England and Ykenai Or Hikenai Concubine (of England) had a relationship.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England married Queen Eleanor (of Aquitaine), daughter of Count William VIII (?) and Eleanore de Châtellerault, on 18 May 1152 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.1 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England and Annabel Balliol had a relationship on 18 May 1153.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England and Rosamond De Clifford had a relationship.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England died on 6 July 1189 in Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France, at age 56.1 He was buried on 8 July 1189 at Fontevrault Abbey, Fontevrault, Maine-Et-Loire, France.2,1
     He became the father of Archbishop Geoffrey Plantagenet of York ABT 1151/1153.2 Henry II "Curt Mantle"'s father Duke Geoffrey V 'le Bon' Plantagenet died on 7 September 1151 at Château Eure-et-Loire, France.1,2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Prince William (of England) on 17 August 1152.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became King of England in 1154 replacing King Stephen (of England).3 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Prince Henry (of England) on 28 March 1155.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Princess Matilda (of England) in 1156.2 Henry II "Curt Mantle"'s son Prince William (of England) died in April 1156 at Wallingford Castle, Wallingford, Berkshire, England.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of King Richard I 'Coeur De Lion' (of England) on 13 September 1157.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Prince Geoffrey (of England) on 23 September 1158.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Peter, Arch-Deacon (of Lincoln) circa 1159.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Prince Philip (of England) circa 1160.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Princess Eleanor (of England) on 13 October 1162.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Princess Joanna (of England) in October 1165.2 Henry II "Curt Mantle"'s mother Empress Matilda (Maud) (of Germany) died on 10 September 1167 in Notre-Dame, Des Pres, France.1 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Morgan, Provost (of Beverly) circa 1168.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became the father of Prince William 'Longespee' (of England) circa 1173.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England became a widower with the death of his wife, Rosamond De Clifford circa 1176 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.2 Henry II "Curt Mantle"'s daughter was married at wedding of Princess Eleanor (of England) and King Alfonso VIII 'The Noble' Sanchez of Castile on 22 September 1177 in Burgos, Burgos, Spain.2,3 Henry II "Curt Mantle"'s son Prince Henry (of England) died on 11 June 1183 in Chcateau De Mortel, Turenne, Aquitaine.2,3 Henry II "Curt Mantle"'s son Prince Geoffrey (of England) died on 19 August 1186 in Paris, France.2 King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England was replaced as King of England by King Richard I 'Coeur De Lion' (of England) in 1189.3 Henry II "Curt Mantle"'s daughter Princess Matilda (of England) died on 28 June 1189 in Brunswick, Germany.2 Do we have a date in 1203 as to when Joan was sent to England from Normandy? This would be interesting and possibly enlightening - John himself was in Normandy during most of that year, in Le Mans in January but then moving into Normandy near Argentan and not leaving Normandy (although this time, for good) on 5 December. As recorded by Giraldus Cambrensis and the author of the Histoire de Guillaume le Marechal, John was clearly in the process of losing hold of Normandy during that year, so it would seem Joan's relocation to England was part of the overall process of collapse. As to the issue of Henry I's issue, it may be that he thought the alliances of his illegitimate brood would not complicate the matter of succession - however, immediate prior history does not mesh well with this presumption. The 70-year period preceding Henry I's death involved several problematic dynastic problems: A. The forceful taking of the English throne by a bastard (his own father); B. The lengthy contest for the throne between two brothers (his own, being Robert 'Curthose ' and William 'Rufus') C. His own acquisition of the English throne on the death of William 'Rufus', in place of his absent elder brother Robert, in 1100 [the resolution of their claims not being decided except on the field of battle in 1106, at Tinchebrai]. Henry I's evident desire was for the succession of his son (or at least one of his sons), and failing that, the succession of his daughter Matilda. He knew full well, little was guaranteed as to the English succession, else he would not have required baronial agreement to Matilda's succession before his death. Do we know, in the event of Matilda's death, that he would not prefer the accession of his son Robert (the bastard known as Robert de Caen, the Earl of Gloucester) over any available nephew ? Best regards, John P. Ravilious Therav3@aol.com.2

References

     King Henry II "Curt Mantle" Plantagenet of England has ID 2-27 in Royalty for Commoners.1

Family 1

Ykenai Or Hikenai Concubine (of England) b. circa 1131
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Family 2

Queen Eleanor (of Aquitaine) b. 1121/22, d. 31 March 1204
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Family 3

Annabel Balliol b. circa 1153, d. 31 March 1204

Family 4

Children

Family 5

Rosamond De Clifford b. circa 1136, d. circa 1176
Child
ChartsPedigree of Robert Damon (Big) (#1)
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Last Edited24 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S7] Roderick W. Stuart, Royalty for Commoners, Fourth Edition, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc, 2002). Repository: Richard Smith Damon Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in. Hereinafter cited as Royalty for Commoners, 4th Edition.
  2. [S227] Samuel H. Sloan, ROYALFAM.GED (461 Peachstone Terrace, San Rafael CA: n.pub.). There are some wild errors in the data.
  3. [S205] The Continenetal Dynasties 1066-1216, online http://www.royal.gov.uk/history/trees/continen.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Continenetal Dynasties.