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Reading Henry the Young King Biography...

Happy Birthday to the lovely and gracious Lady! Big thank you for my renewed interest in one of the most tempestuous royal families of the Middle Ages, especially for the great masterpiece Devil's Brood, in which Henry the Young King shines in all his virtues and vices, and for a kind mention  in the latest poston the blog. If you still haven't read Sharon Kay Penman's novels, here's a chapter of the above mentioned Devil's Brood. I strongly encourage you to read it (and then the entire book :))
I am currently reading the biography of Henry the Youg King by Matthew Strickland. Here come the first impressions and reflections...
Professor Strickland's voice and my humble voice come unanimous in one thing: I have always strongly believed  - even if my opinion was based only on waht was known of Henry the Young King's personality rather than certainty (for how it could be otherwise) that had Henry the Young King lived long enough to become the sole ruler of the s…