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By John Paul Davis

Henry III was once the son and successor of undesirable King John, reigning for fifty six years from 1216 - the 1st baby king in England for 2 hundred years. England went directly to prosper in the course of his reign and his maximum monument is Westminster Abbey, which he made the seat of his govt - certainly, Henry III was once the 1st English King to name a parliament. although usually ignored by way of historians, Henry III used to be a distinct determine popping out of a chivalric but Gothic period: a compulsive builder of daunting castles and epic sepulchres; a strong, unyielding monarch who confronted down the De Montfort uprising and waged warfare with Wales and France - and, even more than his father, Henry was once the king who particularly hammered out the phrases of the Magna Carta with the barons. John Paul Davis, biographer of Robin Hood and man Fawkes for Peter Owen, brings all his forensic abilities and insights to the grand tale of the Gothic King during this, the single biography in print of 1 of our so much notable monarchs.

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