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Lionheart : The True Story of England''s Crusader King

By: Boyd, Douglas.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (403 p.).ISBN: 9780750954754.Subject(s): Great Britain -- Kings and rulers --Biography -- Juvenile literature | Great Britain --History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lionheart : The True Story of England''s Crusader KingDDC classification: 942.03 | 942.03/2/0924 | 942.0320924 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; Part 1: The Education of a Prince; 1 To Eleanor, a Son; 2 Duke to King, Duchess to Queen; 3 Court Whores and Confusion; 4 The 15-Year-Old Duke; Part 2: A Life of Violence; 5 Rebellion and Betrayal; 6 Death of a Prince; 7 Heir to the Empire; 8 The Hell of Hattin; 9 The Call of Destiny; 10 The Enemy Within; Part 3: The Crusader King; 11 Death by the Sword, Death by Sickness, Death by Starvation; 12 Of Cogs and Cargo; 13 Sea-Sickness and Siege; 14 A Bride for Richard; 15 If it be God's Will …; 16 Exit Philip Augustus
17 Blood on the Sand, Blood in the MudPart 4: Riding to a Fall; 18 The Cost of an Insult; 19 Richard and Robin Hood? Maybe; 20 Good King Richard; 21 Death in Agony; 22 Of a Siege, Sex and Saddles; On the Trail of the Lionheart - Places to Visit; Plates; Also by Douglas Boyd; Copyright
Summary: When people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. In reality Richard detested England and the English, was deeply troubled by his own sexuality and was noted for greed, not generosity, and for murder rather than mercy. In youth Richard showed no interest in girls, but a taste for cruelty and a greed for gold that would literally be the death of him. To save his own skin, he repeatedly abandoned his supporters to an evil fate, and his lack of interest in women saw the part of queen at his coronation played by his formidable mother, Queen Eleanor. His brief reign bankrupted England twice, destabilised the powerful empire his parents had put together and set the scene for his borther''s ruinous rule. So how has Richard come to be known as the noble Christian hero associated with such bravery and patriotism? Lionheart reveals the scandalous truth about England''s hero king - a truth that is far different to the myth that has endured for eight centuries.
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Cover; Title; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; Part 1: The Education of a Prince; 1 To Eleanor, a Son; 2 Duke to King, Duchess to Queen; 3 Court Whores and Confusion; 4 The 15-Year-Old Duke; Part 2: A Life of Violence; 5 Rebellion and Betrayal; 6 Death of a Prince; 7 Heir to the Empire; 8 The Hell of Hattin; 9 The Call of Destiny; 10 The Enemy Within; Part 3: The Crusader King; 11 Death by the Sword, Death by Sickness, Death by Starvation; 12 Of Cogs and Cargo; 13 Sea-Sickness and Siege; 14 A Bride for Richard; 15 If it be God's Will …; 16 Exit Philip Augustus

17 Blood on the Sand, Blood in the MudPart 4: Riding to a Fall; 18 The Cost of an Insult; 19 Richard and Robin Hood? Maybe; 20 Good King Richard; 21 Death in Agony; 22 Of a Siege, Sex and Saddles; On the Trail of the Lionheart - Places to Visit; Plates; Also by Douglas Boyd; Copyright

When people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. In reality Richard detested England and the English, was deeply troubled by his own sexuality and was noted for greed, not generosity, and for murder rather than mercy. In youth Richard showed no interest in girls, but a taste for cruelty and a greed for gold that would literally be the death of him. To save his own skin, he repeatedly abandoned his supporters to an evil fate, and his lack of interest in women saw the part of queen at his coronation played by his formidable mother, Queen Eleanor. His brief reign bankrupted England twice, destabilised the powerful empire his parents had put together and set the scene for his borther''s ruinous rule. So how has Richard come to be known as the noble Christian hero associated with such bravery and patriotism? Lionheart reveals the scandalous truth about England''s hero king - a truth that is far different to the myth that has endured for eight centuries.

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