Richard the Lion-Hearted


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Noun1.Richard the Lion-Hearted - son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199Richard the Lion-Hearted - son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199; a leader of the Third Crusade; on his way home from the crusade he was captured and held prisoner in the Holy Roman Empire until England ransomed him in 1194 (1157-1199)
Plantagenet, Plantagenet line - the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
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For if a "real" Crusade was not offering an immediate opportunity for devout English Christians to see Jerusalem--the British never did play an important role in the four Crusades; for all the hype surrounding Richard the Lion-Hearted, hero of the Third Crusade, this monarch's connections with Britain were tenuous at best--there was always pilgrimage.
The word derives from the Dutch for the long strips of overlapping metal that were often used in medieval armor, and shows up in a romance about Richard the Lion-Hearted thus: "He was armyd in splentes of steel, And sat upon hys hors Favel.
A cartoon in Punch showed Richard the Lion-Hearted saying, "at last my dream comes true.
Not enough is definitely known about the mother of Richard the Lion-Hearted, so the biographer added other period material to flesh out the story.