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Henry III

noun

  1. 1017–56, king of Germany 1039–56 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1046–56 (son of Conrad II).
  2. 1207–72, king of England 1216–72 (son of John).
  3. 1551–89, king of France 1574–89 (son of Henry II of France).


Henry III

noun

  1. Henry III10171056MGermanPOLITICS: hereditary ruler 1017–56, king of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (1046–56). He increased the power of the Empire but his religious policy led to rebellions
  2. Henry III12071272MEnglishPOLITICS: hereditary ruler 1207–72, king of England (1216–72); son of John. His incompetent rule provoked the Barons' War (1264–67), during which he was captured by Simon de Montfort
  3. Henry III15511589MFrenchPOLITICS: hereditary ruler 1551–89, king of France (1574–89). He plotted the massacre of Huguenots on St Bartholomew's Day (1572) with his mother Catherine de' Medici, thus exacerbating the religious wars in France


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Henry III., a boy of ten, was crowned here, and had a particular affection for the town.

Henry III., a weak king but an artist born, valued him greatly.

Henry III was never a strenuous worker, and his character failed in the robustness and self-reliance necessary for personal rule.

Henry III himself contributed many items of information to him.

Henry III., the enemy of simony, was dead, and the world had changed.

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