Author(s): Baker, Darren,
Date of Publication: 31/10/2019,
Pagination: 432 pages, 16 Plates, color; 20 Illustrations, black and white,
Imprint: The History Press Ltd,
Published By: The History Press Ltd,
Book Classification: Biography: historical political & military, Biography: royalty, British & Irish history, Medieval history, British monarchy
Henry III (1207-72) was the longest-serving monarch of England until the modern era. His reign began with a minority in perpetual crisis and ended after the constitutional issues of the day had been settled on the battlefield.
Nevertheless, most of his fifty-six years on the throne were peaceful and prosperous, and saw extraordinary achievements, from the rise of the parliamentary state to the great cathedrals of the land - including Henry's own enduring contribution, Westminster Abbey.
Here, historian Darren Baker presents a detailed account of this fascinating and much maligned monarch who was able to survive at a time when others didn't.