A Short History of Kings by Chris James    A Short History of Kings
by Chris James

Historical Fiction
Mature Themes
Rated Teen 13+

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Henry the Young King (28 February 1155 – 11 June 1183).
He was the eldest surviving son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. In June 1170, the fifteen-year-old Henry was crowned king during his father's lifetime, a traditional practice of the French Capetian dynasty. The physical appearance of Henry at his coronation in 1170 is given in a contemporary court poem written in Latin, where the fifteen-year-old prince is described as being very handsome, "tall but well proportioned, broad-shouldered with a long and elegant neck, pale and freckled skin, bright and wide blue eyes, and a thick mop of the reddish-gold hair". He was said to be very handsome in a boyish way, but apparently quite spoiled. He died before his father at age 28. But alas, our story is not about young Henry, but another young boy that rose to the crown. Enjoy.

A Short History of Kings by Chris James

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine and the Epilogue

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