Henry the Young King Biography
(King of England)
Birthday: February 28, 1155 (Pisces)
Born In: London, England
Henry the Young King was the titular King of England, Duke of Normandy, and Count of Anjou and Maine. He was the eldest surviving son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. After the death of his elder brother, William, he was declared his father’s successor in England, Normandy and Anjou. From 1170, he was the titular King of England, Duke of Normandy, and Count of Anjou and Maine. He was the first king of England to be crowned during his father’s reign after a long period in the nation’s history. However, he was frustrated by his father’s refusal to grant him significant autonomous power. He was married to Margaret of France. His only child was born prematurely and died within a few days. Henry passed away at the young age of 28 during the course of a campaign, six years before his father’s death. His brother Richard became the next king.