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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…

Richard I "the Lionheart", King of England - 6 Jul 1189 - 6 Apr 1199. Couldn't speak English, wasn't interested in England's welfare, wasted his time and his country's wealth on useless Crusades...and still got a statue outside Parliament. Why?

Richard the Lionheart. Richard became king in September 1189, he had already declared his intention of joining the Third Crusade. Richard set about raising the huge sums of money required for this expedition through the sale of lands, titles and appointments. GGUncle. Richard died of a crossbow wound at Chalus, near Limoges to be succeeded by his younger brother, King John. My GGFather. djk

Grandes Heures de Anne de Bretagne-Jean Bourdichon was a French illuminator (b. 1457, ?, d. 1521, Tours)