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Richard I

Depiction of Richard being pardoned by Emperor Henry VI, c. 1196

Steven Runciman’s profile of Richard the Lionheart, written at a time of impending crisis in Anglo-Cypriot relations, offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait, writes Minoo Dinshaw.

J.J.N. McGurk describes how Gerald’s later years were filled with his excellent books on Wales and his unsuccessful struggle for a bishopric.

St George only gained popularity in England in the 15th century and Richard the Lionheart had nothing to do with it.

19th-century portrait of Richard the Lionheart by Merry-Joseph Blondel

Richard the Lionheart was born in Oxford on 8 September 1157.

Depiction of Richard (l) and Saladin (r), c. 1250–60. Photograph by Ealdgyth (Own work). Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Sir Steven Runciman profiles a fabled Englishman, concerned with the political and military relationships between East and West.

Richard I being anointed during his coronation in Westminster Abbey, from a 13th-century chronicle

What made for a good king in the Middle Ages? John Gillingham argues the case for Richard the Lionheart