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loves of King Henry II, and Fair Rosamund.

loves of King Henry II, and Fair Rosamund.

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Published in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189 -- Fiction.,
  • Clifford, Rosamond, d. 1176? -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    GenreFiction.
    Series[Croxall, Samuel] A select collection of novels and histories. 2d ed. London, 1729., v. 4
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ1 .C886 vol.4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., p. [205]-235.
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6674331M
    LC Control Number25003186
    OCLC/WorldCa13135021


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The other was a woman that Henry did his best to keep secret, Rosamund Clifford. King Henry II first openly acknowledged his mistress, ‘Fair Rosamund’ when he was about forty years old, she, ten years younger. Their relationship was long standing and although many strange tales and legends surround their affair, a few things are known.

Queen Eleanor is portrayed as a dark complected, black hair she-wolf who is not truly married to the king (he marries Rosamund first), and who is out for Rosamund's blood.

Historically Eleanor had dark auburn/chestnut hair, blue or grey eyes, and a fair complexion/5(3). The book begins when Rosamund is a young teen and is used by her father to gain favor from the king a known womanizer. The king becomes enamored of Rosamund and sends her to be educated at Godstow Abbey then on to Woodstock and immortality and legend.

There is an author's note at the end explaining what sparse facts of Rosamund there are/5. Fair Rosamund or The Days of King Henry II: an historical romance V2 Kindle Edition I got this for Kindle, it's ok, it is dated horribly though.

I just wanted the legend portion of the love affair of Rosamund and Henry II, it helps to give a little depth to the story. Read more. Helpful. Sending feedback Thank you for your feedback.4/5(2). Documented evidence exists of several liaisons, some of which produced illegitimate offspring, with women rewarded financially for their services to the King.

By far the most well-known of Henry's mistresses is Rosamund Clifford, the young woman who is often referred to as Fair Rosamund. The Ballad of Fair Rosamund. The Flower of the World. When as king Henry ruled this land, The second of that name, Besides the queene, he dearly loved.

A faire and comely dame. Most peerless was her beautye founde, Her favour, and her face; A sweeter creature in this worlde. Could never prince embrace. Her crisped lockes like threads of golds. Rosamund Clifford (c. ), nicknamed "The Fair Rosamund," was a lover of King Henry II of England. There are a number of legends about her in English folklore.

Rosamond, a mistress of Henry II of England. She was the subject of many legends and stories. Rosamond is believed to have been the daughter of Walter de Clifford of the family of Fitz-Ponce. Fair Rosamund is portrayed as a total sap (common to the period) who sobs, moans, wrings her lily white hands, and swoons about every other page.

As she has a tendency to faint into Henry's manly arms while he is in full armor, it does strain one's credulity/5(3). In The Blood of the Fifth Knight, my second medieval thriller with Sir Benedict Palmer, somebody is trying to murder the Fair Rosamund, the beautiful young mistress of King Henry summons Palmer to find out who is responsible.

Events do not, of course, go to plan. But I really enjoyed writing the character of Rosamund, although little is known about the real woman. One of the better known reasons for the nunnery’s high profile is that Godstow is where Henry II’s famous mistress, the “fair Rosamund Clifford” was buried upon her death in ( or depending on which ‘authority’ one reads).

The life and death of fair Rosamund, concubine to King Henry II. A mournful ditty of the lady Rosamond, king Henry the seconds concubine, who was poysoned to death by Queen Elenor in Woodstocst [sic] bower near Oxford A lamentable ballad of fair Rosamond, king Henry the second's concubine First Lines.

The king at this time was Henry Ⅱ, a man of limitless energy and fiery nature. Rosamund herself grew up to have the necessary requisite for all mistresses everywhere, great beauty and seems to have attracted two famous epithets, The Fair Rosamund and Rosa Mundi, Latin for Rose of the World.

'Fair Rosamond' refers to the beautiful Rosamund Clifford, a mistress of King Henry II of England in the midth century. Given that Henry spent much of that time travelling around Europe, we cannot be certain how far this adulterous relationship went. This poem supports the legend that Henry built a labyrinth in his Oxfordshire palace garden for her entertainment.

Of a widely different nature was the version published in by Samuel Croxall in his "Select Collection of Novels," Vol. "The Loves of King Henry II and Fair Rosamond." Here the attitude assumed is one of learned contempt for popular credulity.

: fair rosamund mistress of king henry ii of england by waterhouse large print repro: posters & prints. I had to make this longer video of Henry and Eleanor. They say Rosamund Clifford was Henry's true love but who really knows. Once the lust and desire faded away for Henry Missing: Fair Rosamund.

The facts are these: Henry II truly did marry Eleanor of Aquitaine, and he truly did have an affair with Rosamund Clifford. Rosamund seems to have been the true love of Henry's life. Beyond this, all is conjecture.

We do not have dates of Rosamund's romance with Henry, and the evidence conflicts. King Henry II had many mistresses but none compared in his heart with Rosamund Clifford, the daughter of Marcher lord Walter de Clifford.

To keep Rosamund safe from Henry's spiteful wife, Eleanor, the king kept his lady love in a tower near his castle of Woodstock. The tower was accessible only by a maze to which. Legend has attributed to Rosamund two of King Henry's favourite illegitimate sons: Geoffrey Plantagenet (–), Archbishop of York, and William Longespee (17 August before –), Earl of Salisbury.

Her maternity in these two cases was only claimed centuries en: Rosamond FitzHenry. Fair Rosamund. When it came to women, Henry II had his share of mistresses, the first of which was Rosamund Clifford, or the “Fair Rosamund.” Their relationship was rumored to have begun somewhere aroundbut somehow didn’t become public until.

King Henry’s story; The Scent of Roses Crushed; The Princess of Clèves and the Prophet Mohammed; Once upon a time, a young maid named Fair Rosamond was murdered by jealous Queen Eleanor in the royal palace of Woodstock, near Oxford.

Despite the best efforts of King Henry II to keep his women apart, evidently he had failed. Rosamund Clifford (before – c. ), often called “The Fair Rosamund” or the “Rose of the World”, was famed for her beauty and was a mistress of King Henry II of England, famous in English folklore. Os grid reference: SP At the north-side of the lake in Blenheim Park at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, is Rosamond's Well, also known as Fair Rosamund's Well.

It takes its name from Lady Rosamond de Clifford who was to become the lover (Mistress), for her sins, of King Henry II, although probably not 'entirely' out of her own choosing!. Henry II had at least a few illicit lovers, who bore him several illegitimate children, although by no means as many as his grandfather Henry I or his son John.

It seems to be taken for granted by authors of fiction that Henry kept a bevy of mistresses throughout his married life with Eleanor, but I don't find much evidence for this until quite.

The Rosamund of J.W. Waterhouse's Fair Rosamund was a real historical figure; she was the mistress of King Henry II. Like other Pre-Raphaelite figures, hers was a tragic love in that Henry II was already married to Eleanor of Aquitaine. However, the historical Rosamund apparently did enjoy a lasting relationship with Henry II [Wikipedia] and so represents a divergence from Pre-Raphaelite type.

Fair Rosamund, an imaginary portrait of Rosamund Clifford, the most famous mistress of King Henry II of England, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti In the English court, a royal mistress was a woman who was the lover of the King.

For the confusing history of Rosamund Clifford and King Henry II, see the notes to Queen Eleanor's Confession" [Child ]; there is also a small amount of material in "Rosamund Clifford." It's interesting to note the extreme lustiness attributed to King Henry II here. This seems to be an exaggeration.

Fair Rosamund Clifford (Roud No. ) - Sung by Hedy West on "Old Times & Hard Times" () Folk-Legacy Records - FSA This is a bittersweet song. The legends surrounding Rosamund Clifford's. Eleanor of Provence, bright, beautiful, intelligent--married as a young girl to the much older Henry III, King of England.

A marriage surprisingly happy, with the king pouring wealth upon his young wife's relatives incurring the wrath of the Barons. Eleanor, devoted mother, who fought the will of /5. In THE SERPENT'S TALE she finds herself again in the service of King Henry II, who wants to know who murdered his mistress, Rosamund Clifford.

Rosamund “The Fair” was poisoned in the tower in which she lived, surrounded by an imposing maze and tended to by the insanely protective Dakers. Jan 3, - Explore kebrandon's board "Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Eleanor of aquitaine, Plantagenet and Aquitaine pins. Kate and Charles are introduced to this uncomfortable menage a trois when they come to Blenheim Palace: Kate to work on a book about King Henry II and Fair Rosamund, and Charles to follow the trail of a team of jewellery thieves.

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King Henry I b. Matilda (Edith) of Scotland b. ABT d. 1 MAY m. Parents Gen.=+ Geoffrey, Count of Anjou Plantagenet b. Rosamund, Daughter of Walter de Clifford, was the much loved mistress of Henry II, who dept her ‘embowered’ at Woodstowe in secret, cloistered garden defended by the King’s Knight, Sir Thomas, and protected by a labyrinth of ‘beadalian workmanship’, the way through which might only be discovered by means of a silver thread.

Fair Rosamond poem by Marriott Edgar. Youve heard of King Henry IIAnd the story of how he got fond Of one of his customers daughters. You've heard of King Henry II And the story of how he got fond Of one of his customer's daughters, A lass called the " Fair Rosamond." 'Twere a lovely romance while it lasted, The course of true love ran Author: Marriott Edgar.

Rosamund Clifford’s death and grave. The abbey was the final burial place of the famed beauty Rosamund Clifford (died c. ), a long-term mistress of Henry II. Henry’s liaison with Rosamund became known throughout court in ; it ended when she retired to the nunnery at Godstow inshortly before her death.

Henry II Plantagenet (March 5, - July 6, ), was Duke of Anjou and King of England ( - ) and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland, eastern Ireland, and western France.

His soubriquets include "Curt Mantle" (because of the practical short cloaks he wore), "Fitz Empress," and sometimes "The Lion of Justice," which had been used for his grandfather Henry I. Did Henry II, first Plantagenet king of England, have a mistress.

Yes. Several, in fact. And as a result, he had illegitimate children (including Geoffrey, bishop of Lincoln and Matilda, Abbess of Barking Abbey).

He tended to have short flings, ge. Alys of France had the last laugh, though. Richard Lionheart died without issue by his Navarrese wife. Alys’s daughter had a daughter who became Queen of Castile (marrying a descendant of Henry II’s daughter Eleanor) and whose daughter Eleanor of Castile married Edward I and so brought Ponthieu and the Vexin to the English king (then heir to the throne).Missing: Fair Rosamund.

- Media to accompany Episode 86 of The History Chicks Podcast. See more ideas about Eleanor of aquitaine, Aquitaine, History pins. In the spring ofHenry II, King of England, wrote to Pope Alexander III.

While correspondence between monarch and pontiff was a matter of course, this letter was notable for the menace it projected. For Henry was threatening to convert to g: Fair Rosamund.Media in category "Fair Rosamund" The following 19 files are in this category, out of 19 total.

A Lamentable Ballad of Fair Rosamond, Concubine to Henry II, circa png 6, × 4,; MBCountry of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain .