Michael II


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Michael II

(Michael the Stammerer), d. 829, Byzantine emperor (820–29). A native of Phrygia, he fought with Emperor Leo V, whom he had helped gain the throne. Leo had him arrested for heading a conspiracy, but the plotters murdered Leo and raised Michael to the throne. In the religious controversy, Michael tolerated both orthodoxy and iconoclasm but personally favored iconoclasm. He lost (825) Crete to the Arabs, who began (827) the invasion of Sicily. He was succeeded by his son Theophilus and by (842) his grandson Michael III.
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Experts have described the four-minute films by Prince Michael II, who would be 12 next month, nicknamed Blanket, as "deeply disturbing.
His book, The Last Tsar: Emperor Michael II is the sequel to Michael and Natasha: The Life and Love of Michael II, the Last of the Romanov Tsars, a book which he co-authored with his wife, Rosemary.
Prince Michael, 14, Paris, 13, and nine-year-old Prince Michael II (known as Blanket) are on a list of potential witnesses at Dr Conrad Murray's hearing this month.
The 54-year-old singer said that Michael's children Prince Michael, Paris, and Prince Michael II are adjusting well to life without their father, who died in 2009.
Brookfield, along with her three step-children, Michael II of Myrtle Beach SC, Felisa Andross of Ludlow and Tahirih Doniger of Tampa, Fl.
Jackson, who died aged 50 last June of an overdose of powerful medications, went to great lengths to keep Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and Prince Michael II, 8, out of the public eye, even making them cover their faces when out.
The King of Pop's children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, seven, have been looked after by Katherine Jackson since their father's death at the age of 50 in June.
Prince Michael, 11, Paris Michael Katherine, nine, and Prince Michael II (known as Blanket), seven, have been living with their grandchildren at the Jackson family home in the San Fernando Valley since Katherine Jackson was named the children's permanent guardian.
The 79-year-old has been caring for Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II since the singer's death on 25 June.
Under the ruling, Katherine Jackson, 79, will now be responsible for 12-year-old Prince Michael, 11-year-old Paris Michael and Prince Michael II, 7.
His third child, seven-year-old Prince Michael II, known as Blanket, was born to a surrogate and the mother's identity has never been revealed.
Tito Jackson said the children all bore a family resemblance, with Blanket - whose real name is Prince Michael II - having the same eyes as the singer.