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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

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.

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.

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince

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.

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.

‘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.

‘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.