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Richard Lionheart

King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death in 1199. Named Lionheart because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior.

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Connected Sites

  • Corfu: "Disguised as a Knight Templar, Richard sailed from Corfu with four attendants"
  • Dubrovnik: "In the bay of Dubrovnik is the 72-hectare wooded island of Lokrum, where according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was cast ashore after being shipwrecked in 1192." (Wiki)
  • Loire Valley: Crossed Tours with his army
  • Old City of Acre: Landed 1191
  • V├ęzelay: Spent three months at the abbey in 1190
  • Wachau Cultural Landscape: Prisoner at Duernstein
  • Westminster: Crowned


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