Some historians think Henry II did not want Thomas Becket murdered.
The Emperor Henry II.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
 The famous troubadour who incited the young Prince Henry to rebellion against his father, Henry II. of England.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
We know that our old friend Andropov initiated a replay of the Henry II/Becket business.
Tom Clancy -- The Hunt for Red October
Henry II. wore jewelled gloves reaching to the elbow, and had a hawk-glove sewn with twelve rubies and fifty-two great orients.
Oscar Wilde -- The Picture of Dorian Gray
…"Children of the Great Mother, Dana"; (2) The Annals of theMilesians, or semi-historical chronicles of the last arriving race, the sons of Milesius, founders of the Celtic dynasties that survived until the arrival of the Anglo-Normans under Henry II in the twelfth century; (3) The Ulster ()de of the Knights of the Red Branch, which treats primarily of the deeds of Cuchulainn (pronounced coohoolinn) at the court of his uncle Conchobar (pronounced conohoor): this cycle greatly influenced…
Joseph Campbell -- The Hero With a Thousand Faces
"What is birth, my dear!" she would say to Rebecca—"Look at my brother Pitt; look at the Huddlestons, who have been here since Henry II; look at poor Bute at the parsonage—is any one of them equal to you in intelligence or breeding?