King Richard I

Method Copper engraving
Artist George Vertue
Published 1745
Dimensions Image 158 x 92 mm
Notes O' Donoghue 11

Richard I (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) was King of England from July 6, 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Ireland, Count of Anjou, Count of Nantes and Overlord of Brittany during the same period. He was known as
Ex Collection of Earl De Grey

Richard the Lionheart, or Cœur de Lion, even before his accession, because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior.[1] At only 16, Richard was commanding his own army, putting down rebellions in Poitou against his father, King Henry II.[2] Richard was a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade, effectively leading the campaign after the departure of Philip Augustus, and scoring considerable victories against his Muslim counterpart, Saladin.[3] While he spoke very little English[4] and spent very little time in his Kingdom, preferring to use it as a source of revenue to support his armies,[5] he was seen as a pious hero by his subjects.[6] He remains one of the very few Kings of England remembered by his epithet, not number, and is an enduring, iconic figure in England.
Framing unmounted
Price £20.00
Stock ID 14058