King Henry III
Key facts about King Henry III who was born October 1, 1207, reigned (1216 - 1272) including biography, historical timeline and links to the British royal family tree.
Henry III, the eldest son of King John and Isabella of Angouleme, was born on 1st October, 1207 at Winchester. He succeeded his unpopular father, at the age of nine, to a kingdom in a state of anarchy.
Edmund "Crouchback" 1st Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, son of Henry III King of England and Eleanor of Provence. MArried Blanche D'Artois _____________________________ 23rd Great Grandfather
Princess Margaret of England, Queen of Scotland (1240 - 1275). Daughter of King Henry III and Queen Eleanor of Provence. She married Alexander III of Scotland and had two children: Margaret Queen of Norway and Alexander Prince of Scotland.
Eleanor of Provence (c. 1223 – 24/25 June 1291) was Queen consort of England, as the spouse of King Henry III of England, from 1236 until his death in 1272. Although she was completely devoted to her husband, she was very much hated by the Londoners. This was because she had brought a large number of relatives with her to England in her retinue; these were known as "the Savoyards", and they were given influential positions in the government and realm.
Lerwick Town Hall stained glass window depicting "Margaret, queen of Scotland and daughter of Norway". Margaret was queen from 1286 until she died in 1290. Her death at age 7 while en route to Scotland, sparked off the disputed succession which led to the Wars of Scottish Independence. Grandaughter of Margaret of England, Queen of Scots.
Prince Edmund Crouchback (1245 - 1296). Son of King Henry III and Queen Eleanor of Provence. He married Aveline de Forz and after her death he married Blanche of Artois. He had three sons with his second wife.
Sanchia of Provence, Margaret of Provence, Eleanor of Provence and Beatrice of Provence. These sisters were the respective Queen consorts of Richard of Cornwall, King of the Romans, Louis IX of France, Henry III of England and Charles I of Sicily.
Eleanor of Provence (c. 1223 – 24/25 June 1291) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Henry III of England from 1236 until his death in 1272. Although she was completely devoted to her husband, and staunchly defended him against the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, she was very much hated by the Londoners.
The seal of Sanchia of Provence, wife of Richard Plantagent, Earl of Cornwall, brother of Henry III of England. (Sanchia's sister Eleanor was Henry III's wife.) They became King and Queen of the Romans in 1257.