Henry III King of England
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (16,22)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 3
British royalty, the eldest son of King James and grandson of Henry II. He came to the throne at age nine upon the death of his father, inheriting from his father's misrule a bankrupt kingdom. After having a regent, he took over the rule himself in 1227.
Henry married Eleanor of Province, sister to the Queen of France, in January 1236. She was a beautiful woman, 15 years younger than him, and it was a love match.
A fickle tyrant, Henry surrounded himself with favorites and created conflicts with his own nobles. Pious and critical, he was untrustworthy with poor judgment. After 1265, his son Edward ruled.
Henry II died 11/16/1272 OS, Westminster, England.