Henry III and the son Edmund Crouchback by his second wife Blanche of Artois.
Henry may have suffered from a condition known as Torticollis, where the muscles of the neck cause the head to twist to
one side leading him to be nick-named Wryneck, the same name as a bird who can turn its head almost 180 degrees.
to make changes to both his household and his kingdom. The nobles of the realm had become discontent with Edward
and his reliance on favourites such as Piers Gaveston. Henry's brother Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, whose title Henry would later receive, was involved in another rebellion against King Edward in 1321, he was executed at Pontefract Castle in 1322.
Henry received, along with the title, his brothers lands.
his own medical afflictions and the reliance on his son and others that in 1331 he founded an infirmary for the poor
of the City of Leicester.
of Our Lady of the Newarke. If you remember, it was in this very church that the body of King Richard III would lay on show before being thrown into his grave at Grey Friars.