Did problems with the succession create Henry II’s worst political crises?

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  • Did problems with the succession create Henry II’s worst political crises?
    • Succession plan caused the GR 1173-4
      • Montirail Agreement 1169
        • YH
        • R
        • G
      • H should have kept them in the dark
    • Church and State problems
      • H + English church clashes were substantial
      • Thomas Becket crisis nearly completely ruined H
    • Could be argued P was behind 1180s crisis
      • P turned R against  H
      • Made France much stronger
      • R = vulnerable target
    • Succession plan caused 1180s crisis
      • H = learns from GR keeps R in dark
        • Refused to name R his heir at Boumoulin conference  1188
          • this failed, R sides with P
    • Eleanor+ Barons+ External enemies caused GR
      • could be argued that these 3 factors gave the motivate to revolt
    • Succession plan was H's ultimate downfall
      • It was the one factor H never resolved
      • caused 2 crises whereas others didn't
  • YES
    • NO
  • VS
    • VS
      • YES
      • NO

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