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Lionheart: The True Story of England's Crusader King By Douglas Boyd,

  • Title: Lionheart: The True Story of England's Crusader King
  • Author: Douglas Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780752476605
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Reveals the dark side of England s most celebrated monarchWhen people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham In reality Richard detested England and the English, was deeply troubled by his own sexuality and was noteReveals the dark side of England s most celebrated monarchWhen people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham In reality Richard detested England and the English, was deeply troubled by his own sexuality and was noted for greed, not generosity, and for murder rather then mercy In youth Richard showed no interest in girls, but a taste for cruelty and a greed for gold that would literally be the death of him To save his own skin, he repeatedly abandoned his supporters to an evil fate, and his lack of interest in women saw the part of queen at his coronation played by his formidable mother, Queen Eleanor His brief reign bankrupted England twice, destabilized the powerful empire his parents had put together and set the scene for his brother s ruinous rule So how has Richard come to be known as the noble Christian hero associated with such bravery and patriotism This book reveals the scandalous truth about England s hero king a truth that is far different to the myth that has endured for eight centuries.
    Lionheart The True Story of England s Crusader King Reveals the dark side of England s most celebrated monarchWhen people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade to punis

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    1. Douglas Boyd s Lionheart The True Story Of England s Crusader King is a strange animal Reveals the dark side of England s most celebrated monarch, reads the tagline In fact, his goal seems to have been to undo much of the rehabilitation of King Richard s reputation and return to the state of scholarship over a century ago Modern scholars few of whom are consulted by Boyd have disproven many of the old chestnuts the author treats like fact in this disappointing biography.I have not read Boyd s bi [...]

    2. I don t know why but this book just didn t do it for me Boyd is trying to make a case for Richard being worse than usually portrayed But I didn t feel that anything he wrote about Richard was something that I hadn t already picked up somewhere.

    3. Mais un livre beaucoup trop dense l incroyable num ration de noms de personnage et de lieux donne le tournis et rend difficile la lecture.

    4. I found this to be a pretty quick and interesting read, does everything I want from a historical biography, gives you facts and analysis and a good account of the person it focuses on.

    5. Very interesting account of one of England s most fammous kings but one who barely spent any time there and only when he wished to tax them a bit to finance his wars Puts classics such as Robin Hood and Ivanhoe in their rightful place of classical fiction as the character portrayed here is little better than his odious brother John appropriately as Boyd says called Lackland Effective warrior and brave but the myth of the Crusades being an honourable mission is exposed for what it was to shed on [...]

    6. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of one of England s warrior kings Easily readable and very accessible in easy to navigate chapters this true story of England s crusader King really does flesh out his life story in minute detail.Well worth a read.

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