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).
noun
1.
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.
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.
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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