Richard the Lionheart RIP

Richard the Lionheart RIP

Today is the anniversary of King Richard I, who died on April 6, 1199. Here’s what I wrote about him in 1215 and All That  The Lionheart, as he became known (it’s not clear whether the nickname was as complimentary as it sounds or a reference to his inhumanity, which was widely recognised, or a mixture of the two), spent all of six months in England during a ten-year reign, the rest of which he was causing mayhem in… Read on