Richard I

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Yale University Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 380 pages
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Neither a feckless knight-errant nor a king who neglected his kingdom, Richard I was in reality a masterful and businesslike ruler. In this wholly rewritten version of a classic account of the reign of Richard The Lionheart, John Gillingham scrutinizes the reasons for the King's fluctuating reputation over successive centuries and provides a convincing new interpretation of the significance of the reign. This edition includes a complete annotation and expanded bibliography.
 

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For almost 600 years Richard I was regarded as one of England's greatest kings - the standard that other kings strove to emulate or were measured against, not only in England but across Europe ... Read full review

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John Gillingham would make an excellent Don Quixote. He's always tilting at windmills. This is Gillingham's third book on Richard I, and it is the fullest and best. Clearly it is meant to be his ... Read full review

Contents

The Best of Kings the Worst of Kings
1
Through Muslim eyes
15
Aquitaine 115772
24
War without Love 11734
41
Duke of Aquitaine 117583
52
The Uncertain Inheritance 11849
76
Duke of Normandy Kind of England 1189
101
France and Sicily 1190
123
Ascalon and Jaffa
192
A Captive King
222
The Character of a Lionheart
254
England 11949
269
France 11946
283
France 11978
301
Death and Repentance 1199
321
In Richards Shadow
335

The Conquest of Cyprus
140
The Siege of Acre 1191
155
Towards Jerusalem
172

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John Gillingham was formerly professor of medieval history at the London School of Economics.

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