Henry III

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Henry III was a medieval king whose long reign continues to have a profound impact on us today. He was on the throne for 56 years and during this time England was transformed from being the private plaything of a French speaking dynasty into a medieval state in which the king answered for his actions to an English parliament, which emerged during Henry’s lifetime. Henry is principally known today as the driving force behind the building of Westminster Abbey, but he deserves to be better understood for many reasons – as Stephen Church’s sparkling account makes clear.

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‘Most contemporaries would have argued that it was a king’s job to put in peril his soul for the good of his Church and of his people. But Henry was too determined to live a life of a saint’

Henry III, the son of King John, was catapulted onto the throne aged just nine and reigned for fifty-six years, during which time his self-conscious piety often put him at odds with those around him. Yet as this sparkling account makes clear, he deserves to be better known: for the birth of Parliament, the building of Westminster Abbey, and the development of a kingdom that still recognizably exists today.

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Weight 0.089 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

vii, 128 , 8 unnumbered of lates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.034092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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