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Henry III
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Born in Winchester, Hampshire
Born on 1st of October 1207
Died on 16th of November 1272

Born 1207. Died 1272 - King of England.

Became king in 1216 when he was nine years old succeeding his father King John. Was a weak character who introduced extortionate taxation to combat his own debts while engaging in costly and expensive wars. Was a patron of ecclesiastical architecture Ė rebuilt Westminster Abbey, saw cathedrals were remodelled and the construction of Salisbury Cathedral.

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