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The Disappearance of Arthur
In April 1203, a royal prince and heir vanished from Rouen at just the right moment for King John.
The King Who Would Not Turn His Back
When Richard I heard that the town of Verneuil in Normandy was under threat,
he made a vow that few could be expected to take so literally.
by William Camden 1551-1623
The Lion and the Ant
Richard I thought a veteran Crusader and conqueror of Saladin could handle a few French peasants.
Duet for a Captive King
Legend tells how Richard the Lionheart’s favourite singer found where Leopold of Austria had stowed him.
by Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, was kind to children and animals but Kings merited firmer handling.
by Sabine Baring-Gould 1834-1924
A conspiracy of European monarchs sought to delay Richard the Lionheart’s homecoming long enough for John to steal his crown.
by Charles Dickens 1812-1870
The Copy Book
Think and Speak