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Beatrice, Duchess of Brittany Edmund, Earl of Lancaster Henry was known for his anti-Jewish decrees, such as a decree compelling them the wear a special "badge of shame" in the form of the Two Tablets.
Henry was extremely pious and his journeys were often delayed by his insistence on hearing Mass several times a day. He took so long to arrive on a visit to the French court that his brother-in-law, King Louis IX of France, banned priests from Henry's route.
On one occasion, as related by Roger of Wendover, when King Henry met with papal prelates, he said, "If the prelates knew how much I, in my reverence of God, am afraid of them and how unwilling I am to offend them, they would trample on me as on an old and worn-out shoe.
He was also extravagant and avaricious; when his first child, Prince Edward, was born, Henry demanded that Londoners bring him rich gifts to celebrate. He even sent back gifts that did not please him. Matthew Paris reports that some said, "God gave us this child, but the king sells him to us.
Their relationship reached a crisis in the s, when de Montfort was brought up on spurious charges for actions he took as lieutenant of Gascony, the last remaining Plantagenet land across the English Channel.
He was acquitted by the Peers of the realm, much to the King's displeasure. Henry also became embroiled in funding a war in Sicily on behalf of the Pope in return for a title for his second son Edmund, a state of affairs that made many barons fearful that Henry was following in the footsteps of his father, King Johnand needed to be kept in check, too.
De Montfort became leader of those who wanted to reassert Magna Carta and force the king to surrender more power to the baronial council. Inseven leading barons forced Henry to agree to the Provisions of Oxford, which effectively abolished the absolutist Anglo-Norman monarchy, giving power to a council of fifteen barons to deal with the business of government and providing for a three-yearly meeting of parliament to monitor their performance.
Henry was forced to take part in the swearing of a collective oath to the Provisions of Oxford. In the following years, those supporting de Montfort and those supporting the king grew more and more polarized.
Henry obtained a papal bull inexempting him from his oath and both sides began to raise armies.
The Royalists were led by Prince Edward, Henry's eldest son. Civil war, known as the Second Barons' War, followed.
The charismatic de Montfort and his forces had captured most of southeastern England byand at the Battle of Lewes on May 14,Henry was defeated and taken prisoner by de Montfort's army. While Henry was reduced to being a figurehead king, de Montfort broadened representation to include each county of England and many important towns—that is, to groups beyond the nobility.
Henry and Edward continued under house arrest. The short period that followed was the closest England was to come to complete abolition of the monarchy until the Commonwealth period of — and many of the barons who had initially supported de Montfort began to suspect that he had gone too far with his reforming zeal.
Following this victory, savage retribution was exacted on the rebels. Henry's reign ended when he died inafter which he was succeeded by his son, Edward I. His body was laid, temporarily, in the tomb of Edward the Confessor while his own sarcophagus was constructed in Westminster Abbey.
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