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Tom Hardy. Henry II

Afternoon eye candy: Tom Hardy (34 photos)

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Tombs of Knights Templar, William Marshal and 2 of his sons. Temple Church, London

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Cathedral at Le Mans - the birthplace of Henry II (Plantagenet). Le Mans is linked with Canterbury as Henry II's church reforms resulted in the death of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married Louis VII of France that same year. Their marriage was annulled in 1152. She then married Henry II of England, bearing him eight children including sons Richard (the Lion-Hearted) and John who would both become king. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

Eleanor of Aquitaine Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story

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Alnwick Castle by L.Turner

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    This is actually by JWM Turner, the great British pre-Impressionist

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Portal Rouen Cathedral Door by Atelier Teee, via Flickr

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Tomb of Eleanor of England, Queen of Castille, daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine: Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas, Burgos

June 15, 1215, the date King John probably signed the Magna Carta at Runneymeade Royal_ms_20_a_ii_f008v

On the way to the Crusade...most likely