History of King Richard I of England (Google eBook)
Abraham Lincoln raved that this series of historical biographies gave him "just that knowledge of past men and events which I need. I have read them with the greatest interest. To them I am indebted for about all the historical knowledge I have." Considered what we would now call "young adult" literature, this collection, first published between 1848 and 1871, was designed to present a clear, distinct, connected narrative of the lives of the great figures of world history, those people who have been most influential, at least as American author and educator JACOB ABBOTT (1803-1879) saw it from his 19th-century perspective. Wildly popular and republished many times under different collected names, this replica set mimics the 1904 reprint known as the "Makers of History" series. It will delight students of history as well as show the scholar how history telling has changed over the last few centuries. More than 30 other volumes in the series are also available from Cosimo Classics. This volume, dating from 1857, covers English king Richard I (1157-1199), also known as Richard the Lionheart, from his ascension to the throne to his campaign in Cyprus, the fall of Acre, his captivity during the Crusades, and much more.
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Review: History of King Richard I of England (Makers of History #17)User Review - Greatredwarrior - Goodreads
A decent biography of Richard I. It was informative if not captivating. Can't recommend unless someone is looking for a quick overview of his life. Read full review
Review: History of King Richard I of England (Makers of History #17)User Review - Rick Davis - Goodreads
Like the other books in the Abbott history series, this one was a simple overview of the life of this famous man. Jacob Abbott clearly has a negative view of Richard I, making me want to find another ... Read full review