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Henry II and the Twelfth-Century World

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Duration: 0:53:41 | Added: 19 Dec 2012
Dr Elizabeth Gemmill introduces the most remarkable monarch, Henry II, whose dominions stretched from the south west of France to the north of Britain. His achievements have lasted until our own times, but his reign was marred by tragedy too.

Henry II's dominions stretched from the south west of France to the north of Britain. His achievements (and his reputation) have lasted until our own times, but his reign was marred by tragedy too. In this taster session Dr Elizabeth Gemmill introduces this most remarkable monarch and the twelfth-century world that was his stage. Local Historian Dr Elizabeth Gemmill is Director of the Certificate in Higher Education and the Weekly Classes Programme.

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