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Richard I, the Lionhearted
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Empires - Holy Warriors: Richard the Lionheart & Saladin
DVD 120 minutes

Richard the Lionheart
(DVD 2055, 60 minutes)
Of all the Kings of England, none captured the public imagination quite like Richard 1, the Lionheart. To his subjects, Richard was tall, handsome and athletic, a true hero, a fitting monarch and for more modern enthusiasts, the legendary protector of the much-loved outlaw Robin Hood and his band of merry men. Where Richard the Lionheart's concerned, it has however been a case of the truth never being allowed to get in the way of a good story, because this is an incredible tale of a Plantagenet King who was not necessarily quite what history would have us believe. Of the ten years Richard was on the throne, he literally spent only seven months in England and he cost the nation an abolute fortune, firstly to fight the Crusades in the Holy Land and secondly for payment of a King's Ransom when he was captured. ''Richard the Lionheart'' is a programme designed to take you on a journey of discovery to follow in the footsteps of this powerful, Royal, Crusader Knight who convinced the world, past, present, and probably future, that he truly was the best King of England that money could buy.

Richard the Lionheart
(Biography Channel DVD 1996)
Crusader, diplomat, musician, and hero, Richard the Lionhearted is among England's most celebrated kings. Countless tales of his prowess and bravery are woven into the tapestry of English history. More a fighter than a politician, Richard led his men into many historic battles, commanding loyalty from his friends and respect from his enemies. Join the world's leading historians for an in-depth look at the man and his myth. Revisit his incredible military accomplishments through period artwork, and learn how he developed his combat skills fighting his father! Explore the legacy of the second Crusade, which he led to Jerusalem before negotiating a truce with Saladin. And see how he was able to extend England's influence over much of Europe, while capable ministers managed his nation for him. Journey back in time to the age of chivalry for the ultimate portrait of the king whose name remains synonymous with bravery.

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