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Henry III : a simple and god-fearing king

By: Church, Stephen

Part of the Penguin Monarchs series
024138043X / 9780241380437
Paperback
942.034092
25/04/2019
Published 25/04/2019
England
19 cm 128 pages : illustrations
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2017.

'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.

BIC:

1DBKE England, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLC1 Medieval history

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