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Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince

A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.

A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.

Statue of King Richard I (The Lionheart) of England ~ The Houses of Parliament

Statue of King Richard I (The Lionheart) of England ~ The Houses of Parliament

December 20, 1192: Richard the Lion-Heart captured in Austria on his way home from the Holy Land. Richard and his men had disguised themselves as low-ranking pilgrims, but were discovered nonetheless -- possibly because of a fine ring Richard wore, or possibly because of his penchant for roasted chicken (a delicacy available only to the aristocracy.) The ransom demanded was 2 to 3 times the annual income of England.

December 20, 1192: Richard the Lion-Heart captured in Austria on his way home from the Holy Land. Richard and his men had disguised themselves as low-ranking pilgrims, but were discovered nonetheless -- possibly because of a fine ring Richard wore, or possibly because of his penchant for roasted chicken (a delicacy available only to the aristocracy.) The ransom demanded was 2 to 3 times the annual income of England.

King Richard I (the Lionhearted), son of Eleanor of Aquitane and King Henry II.  I also was able to see this effigy at Fontevraud.

King Richard I (the Lionhearted), son of Eleanor of Aquitane and King Henry II. I also was able to see this effigy at Fontevraud.

King Richard at Parliament, London #GreatBritain Travel and work all around the world with www.feender.com #travel #journey

King Richard at Parliament, London #GreatBritain Travel and work all around the world with www.feender.com #travel #journey

King Richard the Lionheart's heart was removed and put in a reliquary when he died in 1199. Recent forensic evidence shows that his heart was embalmed with herbs such as mint as well as frankincense. This was previously not thought to be done in the Christian world because embalming was a Pagan practice.

King Richard the Lionheart's heart was removed and put in a reliquary when he died in 1199. Recent forensic evidence shows that his heart was embalmed with herbs such as mint as well as frankincense. This was previously not thought to be done in the Christian world because embalming was a Pagan practice.

Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII!  From Rob.  Totally agree.

Edward & Richard ~ the 'Princes in the Tower'. These two boys were, in fact Edward V (uncrowned king of England) and his younger brother Richard, the only two surviving sons of the late Edward IV. History (and the Tudors) tell us that the boys were murdered some time after 1483 while resident in the Tower of London, and give the likely culprit as their uncle, King Richard III. Historians continue to debate the issue; I point the finger at Henry VII! From Rob. Totally agree.

Anne Neville, the wife of my 3rd cousin 16x removed, King Richard III of England.

Anne Neville, the wife of my 3rd cousin 16x removed, King Richard III of England.

‘Beyond reasonable doubt’: King Richard III’s remains found buried beneath England parking lot  He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch’s 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester — a discovery Richard’s fans say will rewrite the history books.

‘Beyond reasonable doubt’: King Richard III’s remains found buried beneath England parking lot He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch’s 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester — a discovery Richard’s fans say will rewrite the history books.

place where King Richard III's remains were found. A car park behind the municipal health building.

place where King Richard III's remains were found. A car park behind the municipal health building.

U.K. Richard I the Lionheart buried next to his mother Queen Alienor d'Aquitaine and his father King Henry II of England in Fontevraud Royal Abbey, France

U.K. Richard I the Lionheart buried next to his mother Queen Alienor d'Aquitaine and his father King Henry II of England in Fontevraud Royal Abbey, France

The mummified heart of England's King Richard I - better known as Richard the Lionheart - is analysed by forensic scientists.

Richard the Lionheart's mummified heart analysed

The mummified heart of England's King Richard I - better known as Richard the Lionheart - is analysed by forensic scientists.

The portrait of Richard III commissioned by a descendant of William Sheldon who fought at Bosworth for King Richard III and is buried in St Leonard's Church, Beoley, Worcestershire.

The portrait of Richard III commissioned by a descendant of William Sheldon who fought at Bosworth for King Richard III and is buried in St Leonard's Church, Beoley, Worcestershire.