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Henry II (1133–1189), king of England, duke of Normandy and of Aquitaine, and count of Anjou, was the eldest of three sons born to Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I, and Geoffrey Plantagenet, count of Anjou. Geoffrey's sobriquet, which is attested by several contemporary sources, has been plausibly but not certainly ascribed to his wearing a sprig of broom, ...

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Henry II (1133–1189) tomb effigy photograph: AKG London

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John (1167–1216) tomb effigy Worcester Cathedral, UK / Bridgeman Art Library

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John (1167–1216), king of England, and lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and of Aquitaine, and count of Anjou, was the youngest son of Henry II (1133–1189) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1122–1204), and was born at Oxford on 24 December 1167.

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Richard I (1157–1199) tomb effigy photograph: AKG London

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Richard I [called Richard Coeur de Lion, Richard the Lionheart] (1157–1199), king of England, duke of Normandy and of Aquitaine, and count of Anjou, was born on 8 September 1157 at Oxford, the third son of Henry II (1133–1189) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1122–1204)...