Fun Fact: The First Bastard Plantagenet

Fun facts about King Henry II of England

In England, King Henry II’s oldest known child was an illegitimate son named Geoffrey. Due to the King’s legitimate children rebelling against him several times, Geoffrey was the only son present with the king when he died. When his half-brother became King Richard I, he nominated him for a high-ranking role in the Catholic Church, probably to eliminate him from coveting the throne. He quarreled with both Richard and their brother King John. He was eventually exiled after one final dispute with John and died in France.

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Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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