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Meanwhile at Dagenham the unofficial strike committee at Ford’s have increased their demands to thirteen reasons why Henry III was a bad King. Monty Python’s Flying Circus s2e13: Royal Episode 13, BBC 1970
The throne of England was seriously indebted to the order. King John had emptied the coffers of the treasury between 1260 and 1266 in order to finance his military operations; and Henry III likewise borrowed heavily from the Knights Templar. Eleanor Ferris, The Financial Relations of the Knights Templar to the English Crown
The Plantagenets forged England as a nation. Dan Jones, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty s1e2: Hatred, Channel 5 2014
1230: Henry III came to the throne at the age of nine. He has been King for fourteen years. His powers are limited by a document signed by his father, King John. It’s called the Magna Carta. ibid. caption
Henry III is the fourth Plantagenet King. ibid.
He is a total dreamer. ibid.
Simon [de Montfort] marries Henry’s sister Eleanor, the greatest catch in the kingdom. ibid.
The basis of our modern parliamentary democracy. ibid.
In 1264 England is plunged into a civil war. ibid.
Edward promises them to keep the reforms ... The Plantagenet army is back on the march. ibid.