Episode #51- How Lionhearted was Richard? (Part I)

There are few English kings as legendary as Richard the Lionheart. In Robin Hood stories he was portrayed as the ultimate “good King”. For the Victorians he represented everything that was noble about England’s medieval past. However, Richard’s reputation among historians is considerably less glamorous. Was Richard really the second coming of King Arthur, or was he something far more sinister? Continue reading “Episode #51- How Lionhearted was Richard? (Part I)”

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