HyperDic: henry_ii

English > 2 senses of the expression Henry II:
NOUNperson Henry IIking of France from 1547 to 1559
person Henry IIfirst Plantagenet King of England
English > Henry II: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningking of France from 1547 to 1559; regained Calais from the English; husband of Catherine de Medicis and father of Charles IX (1519-1559).
Instance ofKing of FranceThe sovereign ruler of France
Member ofValoisFrench royal house from 1328 to 1589
English > Henry II: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningFirst Plantagenet King of England; instituted judicial and financial reforms; quarreled with archbishop Becket concerning the authority of the Crown over the church (1133-1189).
Instance ofKing of England, King of Great BritainThe sovereign ruler of England
Member ofPlantagenet, Plantagenet lineThe family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485

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