'Henry III', (1207-1272), 1830. Creator: Unknown
'Henry III', (1207-1272), 1830. Henry III (1207-1272) King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine from 1216 until his death. Known for his piety, he came to the throne aged nine during the First Barons' War, in 1263 Simon de Montfort seized power, resulting in the Second Barons' War and the Battle of Lewes in 1264, where Henry was defeated and taken prisoner.. From "Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard. [Thomas Tegg, R. Griffin and Co., J. Cumming, London, Glasgow and Dublin, 1830]
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Catherine de' Medici, Queen of Henry II of France, c16th century (1894). Artist: Thomas de Leu
Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589), Queen of Henry II of France and regent on behalf of their sons Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III, c16th century (1894). From A Collection of Engraved Portraits (Further Selection) Exhibited by the Late James Anderson Rose, at the Opening of the New Library and Museum of the Corporation of London, November 1872, Vol. I. [Marcus Ward & Co, Limited, London, 1894]. (Colorised black and white print).
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Henry III, King of France, 16th century (1882-1884). Artist: Unknown
Henry III, King of France, 16th century (1882-1884). Henry (1551-1589) came to the throne in 1574. His reign was dominated by the continuing strife between Catholics and Protestants known as the French Wars of Religion. On 2nd August 1589 Henry was assassinated by friar Jacques Clement for his opposition to the Catholic Holy League founded by Henri, Duke of Guise, who had been murdered the previous year, possibly by Henry's order. Clement stabbed the king having been allowed access to him on the pretext of having an important message to deliver. A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecle, Volume III, F Roy editor, A Challamel, Saint-Antoine, 1882-1884.
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