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Lionheart

Lionheart

(2014)
The True Story of England's Crusader King
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When 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 than 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, destabilised the powerful empire his parents had put together and set the scene for his borther's ruinous rule. So how has Richard come to be known as the noble Christian hero associated with such bravery and patriotism? Lionheart reveals the scandalous truth about England's hero king - a truth that is far different to the myth that has endured for eight centuries.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Lionheart: The True Story of England's Crusader King
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
ISBN: 0-7524-7660-2 / 978-0-7524-7660-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Lionheart: The True Story of England's Crusader King
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
ISBN: 0-7509-6364-6 / 978-0-7509-6364-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Lionheart: The True Story of England's Crusader King
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Lionheart: The True Story of England's Crusader King
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



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