Much like his younger brother Richard in appearance, Henry too was tall, and
"in courage and magnanimity they were nearly equal; but in the character of their virtues there was great disparity,"
W L Warren, the biographer of both Henry II and King John wrote that Henry had
"a combination of charm, popularity and ‘gross irresponsibility’, forgiven by his supporters as the ‘mischievousness
of a lively boy’ though in a world where titled young men were expected to grow up quickly,
young Henry had more than a decade to cast off that description."
"He cost me much, but I wish he had lived to cost me more."