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1133 CE: Hanry of Anjou, future Henry II of England, is born in Le Mans.
 
 
1147 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) invades England but runs out of money and is forced to withdraw.
 
 
1149 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) attacks the north of England with the assistance of David I of Scotland but is defeated by King Stephen of England.
 
 
1151 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) inherits his father’s lands in Normandy, Anjou, Touraine and Maine.
 
 
1152 CE: Eleanor of Aquitaine's marriage to Louis VII of France annulled.
 
 
1152 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
 
 
1153 CE: Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) invades England.
 
 
1153 CE: King Stephen of England signs with Henry of Anjou (future Henry II of England) the Treaty of Wallingford which recognises Henry as Stephen's heir.
 
 
1154 CE: Henry of Anjou is crowned king of England at Westminster Abbey to become Henry II of England.
 
 
1154 CE - 1189 CE: Reign of Henry II of England.
 
1154 CE - 1189 CE: Eleanor of Aquitaine is Queen of England.
 
 
1155 CE: Birth of Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
 
1155 CE: Thomas Becket is appointed chancellor by Henry II of England.
 
 
1157 CE: Birth of Richard I of England, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine
 
 
1158 CE: Birth of Geoffrey, Count of Brittany, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
 
 
1162 CE - 1170 CE: Thomas Becket serves as Archbishop of Canterbury.
 
 
1163 CE: Henry II of England's overlordship of Wales is recognised by treaty.
 
1164 CE: In the Constitutions of Clarendon Henry II of England sets out the primacy of Common Law.
 
1164 CE - 1170 CE: Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, lives in exile in a monastery in France.
 
1164 CE: A meeting of nobles called by Henry II of England at Northampton rules that Thomas Becket is guilty of contempt of royal authority.
 
1165 CE - 1173 CE: Orford Castle, Suffolk, England is built and has a circular tower keep with attached rectangular turrets.
 
 
1166 CE: The Assizes of Clarendon establish the principles of Common Law in England.
 
 
1167 CE: Birth of King John of England, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
 
1170 CE: Henry II builds the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, England.
 
 
1170 CE - 1174 CE: Eleanor separates from Henry II of England; holds court at Poitiers, inspires development of courtly love poetry.
 
 
1170 CE - 1183 CE: Henry the Young King reigns as junior king to his father Henry II of England.
 
 
1170 CE: Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.
 
 
1170 CE - 1189 CE: Henry II extends Dover Castle in southern England, adding outer walls and a keep.
 
 
1171 CE: Henry II of England launches a series of invasions of Ireland.
 
 
1172 CE: Henry II of England spends 100 pounds improving Rochester Castle.
 
 
1173 CE: Future Richard I of England, his brother Henry and Geoffrey, the Count of Brittany engage the support of Louis VII, king of France, and rebel against the Henry II of England
 
 
1173 CE: Thomas Becket is made a saint by the Pope.
 
 
1174 CE: Henry II of England is obliged to perform penance for the murder of Thomas Becket.
 
1174 CE - 1189 CE: Eleanor is imprisoned by Henry II following the revolt of her sons which she may have encouraged.
 
 
1174 CE: Henry II of England's overlordship of Scotland is recognised by treaty.
 
 
1175 CE: Henry II of England's overlordship of Ireland is recognised by treaty.
 
 
1183 CE: Henry the Young King, son and heir to Henry II of England, dies of dysentery.
 
 
1185 CE: Henry II of England sends his son John to rule Ireland with the title of 'Lord of Ireland'.
 
 
1186 CE: Geoffrey, Count of Brittany and son of Henry II of England, dies in an accident at a medieval tournament.
 
 
1188 CE - 1189 CE: Future Richard I of England, his brother future King John of England and Philip II of France rebel against Henry II of England
 
 
1189 CE: Henry II of England is obliged to declare his son Richard as his heir.
 
 
1189 CE: Death by natural causes of Henry II of England. He is buried at Fontevrault Abbey in France.
 
 
1189 CE: Richard I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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