Richard I

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Military Leader, King, Folk Hero(1157–1199)
Richard I, better known as "Richard the Lionheart," served as king of England from 1189 to 1199.

Synopsis

Born on September 8, 1157, in Oxford, England, Richard I, better known as "Richard the Lionheart," served as king of England from 1189 to 1199. By age 16, Richard was commanding his own army in a revolt against his father, and became a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade. He was seen as a hero by his subjects and remains an enduring iconic figure in England today.

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