Henry III (Penguin Monarchs) : A Simple and God-Fearing King Paperback / softback
Part of the Penguin Monarchs series
'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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/04/2019
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780241380437
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