Eleanor is suspected of manipulating her sons, Henry, Richard, Geoffrey to revolt against their father; the three brothers made an oath at the French court that they would not make terms with Henry II.
The youngest son, John, was only five years old at the time and remained in England. In the elder brother Henry died, leaving Richard heir to the throne.
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King Henry II wanted to give Aquitaine to his youngest son, John but Richard refused and, in , joined forces with Philip II of France against his father, pushing him to a premature death in July of that year. On his return from Crusade he spent the last five years of his reign, , in intermittent warfare against his former ally Philip II.
He died on 6 April and was buried at Fontevraud near his father. Richard's death gave his younger brother John opportunity to grasp power, but he would not find it easy to gain control of his father's empire. Labels: Plantagenets , Prince Arthur.
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