Henry III of England Biography
(King of England)
Birthday: October 1, 1207 (Libra)
Born In: Winchester Castle
Also known as Henry of Winchester, Henry III was king of England, Duke of Aquitaine and the Lord of Ireland. He was born in 1207 as the heir to the royal English throne after King John, his father. His reign as king started at a very tender age of 9, and Henry III was prophesized to be a great ruler, but somehow, he fell quite short on the greatness scale as far as his military and political triumphs were concerned. He is widely popular in the history as a coward, egoistic, arrogant ruler who happened to invade France twice, but to no great success. However, his rule did manage to suppress the Baron rebellion at the battles of Lincoln and Sandwich in 1217; just a year after Henry assumed the throne. But still after that, Henry spent quite a chunk of his life trying to suppress them, eventually leading up to the first arrangement of England’s parliament in 1264. His father, King John, also remained a controversial figure and was quite unpopular but Henry III’s unpopularity was a little bit redeemed by the fact that under his reign, England opened up to a certain degree of prosperity and political and social advancements.