Richard I (Penguin Monarchs): The Crusader King

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Richard I's reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England's most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contemporaries dubbed him the 'Lionheart', reflecting a carefully cultivated reputation for bravery, prowess and knightly virtue, but this supposed paragon of chivalry butchered close to 3,000 prisoners in cold blood on a single day. And, though revered as ...

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Richard I (Penguin Monarchs): The Crusader King
2019, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141989938

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Richard I (Penguin Monarchs): The Crusader King
2018, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780141976853

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