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Monarchy versus Democracy

King Henry III, like his father and grandfather, is the monarch of England. Henry has the power to run the country in any way he sees fit. However, when Henry become reunited with his mother and his French-born half siblings, Henry's people become upset by the way he allows these siblings to have massive amounts of power and refuses to reign them in. Henry has never been a strong king, always too easily persuaded to the desires of the people around him. However, with his siblings things have gotten so out of control that his barons begin to worry about the future of England. Not only are these siblings of Henry's killing and stealing at will without Henry's interference, but the crown is in deep debt.

Simon and other barons rise up against Henry and force him to agree to the Oxford Provisions. These provisions allow...

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