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King Richard I – the Lionheart King

King Richard I was the third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the most successful. Favoured by his mother, King Richard I became an outstanding warrior and something of a national hero. A far cry...

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King Henry II – Plantagenet King of England

King Henry II was the first in a long line of Plantagenet kings of England. Also known as Henry Plantagenet, Curtmantle or FitzEmpress, Henry was the son of Matilda and Geoffrey of Anjou, and...

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The King

The King, the ruler of the land, the one who must be obeyed for fear of losing your head! The medieval king can be separated into 3 types, the good, the bad and the ugly (certainly in...