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The Gothic King

(2013)
A Biography of Henry III
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The first biography in many years of Henry III

The son and successor of Bad King John, Henry III reigned for 56 years from 1216, the first child king in England for 200 years. England went on to prosper during his reign and his greatest monument is Westminster Abbey, which he made the seat of his government - indeed, Henry III was the first English King to call a parliament. Though often overlooked by historians, Henry III was a unique figure coming out of a chivalric yet Gothic era: a compulsive builder of daunting castles and epic sepulchres; a powerful, unyielding monarch who faced down the De Montfort rebellion and waged war with Wales and France; and, much more than his father, Henry was the king who really hammered out the terms of the Magna Carta with the barons. John Paul Davis brings all his forensic skills and insights to the grand story of the Gothic King in this, the only biography in print of a most remarkable monarch.

    

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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gothic King - a Biography of Henry III
Author(s): John Paul Davis
ISBN: 0-7206-1480-5 / 978-0-7206-1480-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Gothic King: A Biography of Henry III
Author(s): John Paul Davis
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
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March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gothic King: A Biography of Henry III
Author(s): John Paul Davis
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Availability: Amazon UK