Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Henry III, King of England

Henry III. Plantagenet, King Of England (1216 - 1272), was born on October 1, 1207, at Winchester, and died on November 16, 1272, at SaintEdmundsbury, and was buried at Westminster Abbey. He reigned from 1216 to 1272. He was only nine years old when his father died, and he was crowned king of England, on October 28, 1216, reigning for fifty-six years till his death. .. He was the first child king in England since the reign of Ethelred the Unready.

On January 14,1236, he married Eleanor of Provence. We come through two of their sons, Edward I and Edmund. Henry III is our 22nd to 25th Great Grandfather.

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