Ireland was made a feudal possession of Henry II of England by Pope Adrian IV, the only English Pope.
Alarmed at the prospect of Strongbow forming his own independent kingdom in Leinster the English king Henry II leads an army to Waterford. Strongbow submits to the king and is rewarded by being made Lord of Leinster.
1002-1014 - He was the only German king to be canonised.
"Curtmantle" is Old gael English for 'short coat'. Henry II was the first monarch whose coat was shorter than his predecessors. This prevented others from 'stepping on his coat tails'.
FitzEmpress means son of the Empress. Henry was the son of Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I of England.
Based on a 1966 Broadway play; starring Peter O'Toole
1028-1056 - After becoming Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, he siezed all the castles of Crescentii.
Ends the fourth phase of the French Wars of Religion; gives Huguenots the right to worship in La Rochelle, Montauban, and Nimes
Ends the fifth phase of the French Wars of Religion; gives the Huguenots the right of public worship
Henry was born at Winchester Castle