Thursday, October 4, 2018

Fact of the Day: Geoffrey Archbishop of York

King Henry II's oldest known child was an illegitimate son named Geoffrey. Due to the King's legitimate children rebelling against him several times, Geofrrey was the only son present with the king when he died. When his half-brother became King Richard I, he nominated him for a high-ranking role in the Catholic Church, probably to eliminate him from coveting the throne. He quarreled with both Richard and their brother King John. He was eventually exiled after one final dispute with John and died in France. 

7 comments:

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

interesting history.
thank you for sharing

RO said...

There sure was a lot going on in that family. Hugs...RO

Christine said...

Interesting.

Birgit said...

Family dysfunction is always the best when it's the royals

Martha said...

So much drama with these people.

Fundy Blue said...

I'm glad that I am an ordinary person living now! Visiting historical sites in England and Italy really drove home to me the wealth and power of royalty and the R. C. church!

Pat Hatt said...

Sure a dramafest there