King Richard I of England and King Richard IV of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes and Overlord of Brittany, 1157-1199.Some historians claim that he was nicknamed the Lionheart long before he became king, because at age only 16 he was already head of a huge army and fearless in battle. Other historians claim that Lionheart was a name attributed to him in legend, long after he died. As is the way with so many heroic figures there is a lot of myth…
KING RICHARD I THE LIONHEART 1189-1199 son of Henry II "Curtmantel" & Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Capet. Rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard had a reputation as a warrior known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’. After 3 successful crusades he was captured by the Duke of Austria. Upon release he returned to England where his brother John Lackland was ruling in his stead. Killed at war in France.
They called him Lionheart — a name that has become the epitome of courage in battle. More than eight centuries after the death of King Richard I of England, forensic scientists have now revealed the secrets of his most feted organ.
King Richard I The Lion Heart (1189 - 1199) before he became King of England in 1189 he based himself in his Duchy in Aquitaine inherited from his mother Eleanor. He spent only six months of his reign in England . He appointed William Longchamp as Chancellor of England during his absence but he was overthrown by Richard’s brother John. Richard acquired a reputation as a leader and warrior becoming known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’ Killed by a crossbow in 1199. He left no heir
Eleanor of Aquitaine between her son-Richard I and 2nd husband Henry II Tomb effigy at Fontevrault, France. Fontevrault Abbey - Fontevrault was the burial place of the Plantagenet dynasty who ruled In England and large parts of France from 1154 to 1485. At one time there were fifteen Plantagenet tombs- only four remain. (Tombs of Henry II, King of England (reigned 1154-89) and His wife Eleanor of Aquitaine)