Today in the Middle Ages: August 27, 1172

Marguerite, wife of Henry Plantagenet "the Young King", was crowned Queen of England on August 27, 1172, two years after her husband was crowned during his father Henry II's lifetime.

The elder Henry arranged his son's coronation, intending to divide his large holdings in England and France among his sons. However, the son turned upon his father and allied with his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine and his brothers in a civil war.

Henry the Young King never actually ruled England and is not included in the lists of English monarchs.