Henry III : the rise to power and personal rule, 1207-1258 /

Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and deeply religious, Henry brought many years of peace to England and rebuilt Westminster Abbey in honour of...

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Author / Creator: Carpenter, David (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
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Summary:Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and deeply religious, Henry brought many years of peace to England and rebuilt Westminster Abbey in honour of his patron saint, Edward the Confessor. He poured money into embellishing his palaces and creating a magnificent court. Yet this investment in 'soft power' did not prevent a great revolution in 1258, led by Simon de Montfort, ending Henry's personal rule. This book brings to life Henry's character and reign as never before. The book stresses the king's achievements as well as his failures while offering an entirely new perspective on the intimate connections between medieval politics and religion.
The first in a ground-breaking two-volume history of Henry III's rule, from when he first assumed the crown to the moment his personal rule ended
Item Description:Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 18, 2020).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 763 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780300255508
0300255500
Author Notes:Writer and teacher David Carpenter grew up in Edmonton, Canada.

Carpenter's writing has appeared in several Canadian publications including Canadian Literature, The Toronto Globe & Mail, and the NeWest Review. Carpenter won first prize in the Canadian Novella Contest for his work, The Ketzer.

(Bowker Author Biography)