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KING RICHARD I THE LIONHEART 1189-1199 son of Henry II "Curtmantel" & Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Capet. Rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard had a reputation as a warrior known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’. After 3 successful crusades he was captured by the Duke of Austria. Upon release he returned to England where his brother John Lackland was ruling in his stead. Killed at war in France.

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HISTORY Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John. >> An ancestor...always wondered what she looked like...

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An illustration of King Richard III, who died during the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and a photo made available by the University of Leicester, of King Richard III's skull. Richard III was the last king to fall in battle.

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