Henry II


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.6 stars; 5 reviews)

Born in 1133, King Henry II of England reigned from 1154 until his death in 1189. Before he was forty, he controlled England, large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland and, thanks to his marriage with Eleanor of Aquitaine, the western half of France. He famously fought with his former friend, Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, with Eleanor, and with his rebellious children. But Henry was one of England's greatest kings. He replaced feudal anarchy with strong central government, laid the foundations of British common law and the jury system, and greatly increased the efficiency of the Exchequer. (Pamela Nagami, M.D.) (6 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: Henry Fitz-Empress 20:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Henry II, King of England 19:24 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Welsh Wars, Pt. 1 10:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Welsh Wars, Pt. 2 13:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Foreign Affairs 16:42 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Struggle with Becket, Pt. 1 18:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Struggle with Becket, Pt. 2 19:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Struggle with Becket, Pt. 3 26:35 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Struggle with Becket, Pt. 4 21:20 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Irish Affairs, Pt. 1 18:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Irish Affairs, Pt. 2 18:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The Rebellion of the Young King, Pt. 1 21:16 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The Rebellion of the Young King, Pt. 2 17:47 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Henry and His Sons--His Downfall and Death, Pt. 1 13:40 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Henry and His Sons--His Downfall and Death, Pt. 2 22:39 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Henry and His Sons--His Downfall and Death, Pt. 3 15:58 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Legal and Constitutional History of the Reign, Pt. 1 16:47 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Legal and Constitutional History of the Reign, Pt. 2 14:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Finance, Pt. 1 17:19 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Finance, Pt. 2 13:38 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: The English Nation under Henry II, Pt. 1 17:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: The English Nation under Henry II, Pt. 2 21:46 Read by Pamela Nagami