December 20, 1192: Richard the Lion-Heart captured in Austria on his way home from the Holy Land. Richard and his men had disguised themselves as low-ranking pilgrims, but were discovered nonetheless -- possibly because of a fine ring Richard wore, or possibly because of his penchant for roasted chicken (a delicacy available only to the aristocracy.) The ransom demanded was 2 to 3 times the annual income of England.
‘Beyond reasonable doubt’: King Richard III’s remains found buried beneath England parking lot He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch’s 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester — a discovery Richard’s fans say will rewrite the history books.
Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII! From Rob. Totally agree.
King Richard the Lionheart's heart was removed and put in a reliquary when he died in 1199. Recent forensic evidence shows that his heart was embalmed with herbs such as mint as well as frankincense. This was previously not thought to be done in the Christian world because embalming was a Pagan practice.