Whilst researching my new biography of Henry III, a tantalising thought began to emerge from bits of evidence.

Was Henry III autistic? https://mattlewisauthor.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/was-henry-iii-autistic/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Henry-III-Son-Magna-Carta/dp/1445653575

A long reign ends but how did it begin?

Earlier this month, King Bhumipol (Rama IX) of Thailand died after a seventy year reign, a tenure only approached once in England, another three times since the Union of Crowns and one notable case in France. This article explains the circumstances in which he originally succeeded.