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14 June 1170: Henry Crowned King at Westminster Abbey

On this day 844 years ago, our Henry, aged fifteen, was crowned king at Westminster Abbey by Roger of Pont-l'Eveque, the Archbishop of York. Henry, since then called the Young King, was to be the only English monarch crowned in his father's lifetime. Last year I wrote a post about the coronation and the surrounding events here. I don't mean to brag, but it's a good one, so if you have a minute or two, check  the link out :-)

Also recently my changes to the Polish version of Henry the Young King Wikipedia article have been accepted and introduced, so I'm very happy for my Liege Lord. With the minor, but necessary corrections made, I have also written the entirely new section entitled "Młody Król w literaturze" ["The Young King in Fiction"], mentioning Devil's Brood by Ms Sharon Kay Penman and The Greatest Knight by Ms Elizabeth Chadwick. The article can be found here.


  1. I don't think there will ever be 2 crowned kings in England/Britain ever again! Congrats on completing your Polish article.

  2. Thank you, Anerje! I just introduced a few minor corrections :-) Funnily enough, I haven't read the English version of Henry the Young King Wiki article yet :-) I think I need to remedy this in the near future.

  3. This is one of my favorite periods in history. Thank you for making the necessary changes! I hope you do check the English version as well.

    1. Thank you, Lori! How lovely to see a new "face" on Henry the Young King blog. I ceratinly will check the English Wiki article.

  4. Kudos for wrestling with Wikipedia. I've considered editing some wrong stuff about the Romans, but since everyone can have a go, it would have been a waste of time. Too many prejudices about certain characters.

    Maybe not so much the Young King, though.

    1. Thank you, Gabriele! I guess you're right, it may be different with Henry. He's so utterly forgotten that there's no room for prejudices about him :-) I'll keep trying, against all the odds :-)

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    1. Thank you, dear Marsha! You're Henry's Guardian Angel!


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