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Monarchs – King Henry III of England on side of city hall - Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.568 W 001° 45.177
30U E 582146 N 5961190
Quick Description: This statue of King Henry III is one of 34 monarch statues high up on the wall of Bradford City Hall.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/13/2011 3:30:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMAQFD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
The statues are the rulers of England from King William I in 1066 up to and including Queen Victoria who was on the throne when the then Town Hall was built in 1873.

King Henry III was born 1 October 1207 and reigned as King of England from 28th October 1216 – 16 November 1272.

He was only 9 when he came to throne after his father died of dysentery whilst fighting in the civil war. From 1216 – 1227 the country was administered by Henry’s regents. In order to bring the civil war to an end they agreed to rule the country governed by the rules of Magna Carta, which Henry’s father had signed.

After Henry took full control of the country, the barons were keen to ensure he ruled following the tenets of the Magna Carter. There were a number of disputes and in 1258 he was forced to agree to further changes which effectively abolished the absolutist Anglo-Norman monarchy.

In 1262 Henry managed to get a papal bull overturning the agreement. This led to another civil war and in 1264 Henry and his son Prince Edward were captured and put under house arrest. Fifteen months later Edward escaped and overthrew the rebellion.

One of Henry’s lasting achievements was the installation of the Palace of Westminster as the seat of power in England, where the current day Houses of Parliament are still located. At that time Westminster Hall was a great ceremonial hall and was also where the council of barons met. He also renovated the nearby Westminster Abbey, which lies just to the west of the palace.
Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: By the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine

Country or Empire of Influence: England, Ireland and Aquitaine

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