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King Richard the Lionheart: birth, life, personality

King Richard I of England was born on the 8th of September 1157 at Beaumont Place, Oxford, England.  He was the 3rd legitimate son of King Henry II of England and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine;

The Odyssey of Richard the Lionheart

On the night of October 9, 1192, two dozen men stealthily navigated through the ancient streets and alleyways of Acre towards the harbor. King Richard the Lionheart and a select group of his

The Wedding of Empress Matilda and Geoffrey of Anjou

In modern times, June is a favorite month for celebrating weddings, so it is only fitting that today we remember the fateful union of Matilda, the widowed Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, and

Death in Youth: Henry the Young King

Henry the Young King was born on the 28th of February 1155.  At the time of his birth, he was the second son, so he was not expected to become king.  However, his elder brother,

Empress Matilda titled “Lady of the English”

A 12th-century depiction of Empress Matilda. Matilda (the Latin form of Maud) is known as Empress Matilda.  She is a legendary woman who could have been England’s first queen regnant in her

A Plantagenet Captive King

Journey from Acre and Capture The peace treaty between Richard the Lionheart and Sultan Saladin was signed on the 2nd of September, 1192.  It reestablished the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although

Cover Reveal: Robin Hood’s Dawn, book 1 of the Robin Hood Trilogy

Now available for Pre-Order at Amazon!   England, 1154-1194 A kingdom under assault. A conspiracy born of anarchy. A hero standing against tyranny. Falsely convicted of a shocking

He Never Smiled Again

The Triumph of Henry I In 1120, King Henry I of England achieved an extraordinary victory:  his ruthless cunning and dogged determination had culminated in a highly favorable peace treaty that gave

Coronation of Richard the Lionheart

King Richard I of England On the 3rd of September 1189, King Richard I of England known as the Lionheart was crowned as King of England at Westminster Abbey.  At the age of 32, he was still

The Demon Countess of Anjou

“From the devil they came, to the devil they will go.” – St. Bernard Her beauty lured the Count of Anjou, Geoffrey Greymantle, into a hasty marriage, although her origins were unknown.  She

Death of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Duke of Brittany

Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany On this day in history in 1186, Geoffrey Plantagenet died in Paris. He was the fourth of five sons born to Henry II, King of England, and Eleanor, Duchess of

The Angevin Kings of England – the First Plantagenets

King Henry II, Henry the Young King (inset), Richard the Lionheart, John Lackland The Angevins were the first three Plantagenet kings of England:  Henry II (the husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine),