August 27, 2011

August 27: "Young" King and Queen Crowned, 1172

They called the young man "Henry the Young King" to distinguish him from his father, King Henry II of England. Henry had followed the French custom of crowning his heir during his own lifetime.

Now, if only Young Henry could get himself some lands and power...

Read article here.

Pictured: the tomb of Henry the Young King at Rouens. Photograph by Giogo, posted on Wikimedia Commons under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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