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Geoffrey

(jĕf`rē), 1158–86, duke of Brittany (1171–86); fourth son of Henry IIHenry II,
1133–89, king of England (1154–89), son of Matilda, queen of England, and Geoffrey IV, count of Anjou. He was the founder of the Angevin, or Plantagenet, line in England and one of the ablest and most remarkable of the English kings.
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 of England. Betrothed (1166) to Constance, heiress of Brittany, he was recognized as heir to the duchy in 1169 and succeeded to it on the death of her father. He married Constance in 1181. With his brothers he rebelled (1173–74) against Henry II and was subsequently involved (1182–84) in territorial disputes with his brother Richard (later Richard IRichard I,
 Richard Cœur de Lion
, or Richard Lion-Heart,
1157–99, king of England (1189–99); third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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). Geoffrey died in Paris while forming an alliance with Philip IIPhilip II
or Philip Augustus,
1165–1223, king of France (1180–1223), son of Louis VII. During his reign the royal domains were more than doubled, and the royal power was consolidated at the expense of the feudal lords.
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 of France against Henry II.
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It would have been easy to fall apart but I had to show the world Geoff wasn't the monster Tina made him out to be.
Born in Bletchley in 1924, Geoff was a young child when his family moved to Coventry.
Fresh from shooting hyperlapse of the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Dubai, for Mirror Mirror director Tarsem Singh, Geoff is keen to pass on his unrivalled knowledge of timelapse techniques.
His dad Geoff snr, from Seaham, County Durham, has always insisted his son did not commit suicide and was murdered.
The footballer was given just three months to live, but after treatment from Professor Charlie Craddock at Cure Leukaemia and a bone marrow transplant from his sister Kay, Geoff has been in remission since 2005.
Geoff and his wife Jane turned a vacant shop on Llandudno Pier into a gallery selling his landscape photographs, followed by an online shop shortly after.
As reported, Geoff, of Wincanton Road, Redcar, was left deflated when thieves pinched some items from outside his home.
SIR Geoff Hurst has revealed he nearly chose to play cricket instead of football - just four years before his hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final.
Geoff, who left the school in 2008, signed autographs and posed for photos, while catching up with former teachers.
Geoff invited us into his limousine - actually a stretch buggy - to make our way Geoff invited us into his limousine - actually a stretch buggy - to make our way around every nook and cranny of the festival site, including those parts normally hidden from view.
Geoff, 51, a builder from Pershore, said: "He had a huge following of girls.
Geoff, of Waterloo, has been honoured with the newly-minted Arctic Star.