King Richard I The Lion Heart (1189-1199). House of Angevin. 21st great-granduncle to QEII.  Reign: 9 yrs, 8 mos, 30 days. Successor: brother, John. 3rd son of Henry II, rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard acquired a reputation as a warrior becoming 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 was ruling in his stead. Was later killed at war in…

King Richard I The Lion Heart (1189-1199). House of Angevin. 21st great-granduncle to QEII. Reign: 9 yrs, 8 mos, 30 days. Successor: brother, John. 3rd son of Henry II, rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard acquired a reputation as a warrior becoming 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 was ruling in his stead. Was later killed at war in…

U.K. Richard I the Lionheart buried next to his mother Queen Alienor d'Aquitaine and his father King Henry II of England in Fontevraud Royal Abbey, France

U.K. Richard I the Lionheart buried next to his mother Queen Alienor d'Aquitaine and his father King Henry II of England in Fontevraud Royal Abbey, France

Richard the Lionheart (1157 - 1199). Son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. He married Berengaria of Navarre. He became King at the death of his father.

Richard the Lionheart (1157 - 1199). Son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. He married Berengaria of Navarre. He became King at the death of his father.

Statue of King Richard I (The Lionheart) of England ~ The Houses of Parliament

Statue of King Richard I (The Lionheart) of England ~ The Houses of Parliament

King Richard I (the Lionhearted), son of Eleanor of Aquitane and King Henry II.  I also was able to see this effigy at Fontevraud.

King Richard I (the Lionhearted), son of Eleanor of Aquitane and King Henry II. I also was able to see this effigy at Fontevraud.

place where King Richard III's remains were found. A car park behind the municipal health building.

place where King Richard III's remains were found. A car park behind the municipal health building.

The House of Plantagenet is the name given in England's historical narrative for the 14 Kings that ruled for the 331 years from 1154 until 1485.

The House of Plantagenet is the name given in England's historical narrative for the 14 Kings that ruled for the 331 years from 1154 until 1485.

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.

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.

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