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…

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Penny of Richard III of England (b. 1452 - d. 1485) ~ Richard III was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty

Penny of Richard III of England (b. 1452 - d. 1485) ~ Richard III was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty

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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

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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.

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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

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The replica of the helmet and crown worn by King Richard III on the day he died at Bosworth

The replica of the helmet and crown worn by King Richard III on the day he died at Bosworth

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King Richard III of England....tousling his pimp pinky ring. (The more you know***Henry VII-founder of the Tudor dynasty, father of Henry VIII, killed King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth then married Richard's niece Elizabeth.... King Richard III skeleton just found)

King Richard III of England....tousling his pimp pinky ring. (The more you know***Henry VII-founder of the Tudor dynasty, father of Henry VIII, killed King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth then married Richard's niece Elizabeth.... King Richard III skeleton just found)

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A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.

A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.

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