Old manuscript image showing Richard on a throne while an attendant pours liquid over his crowned head

A 13th century chronicle depicting Richard I being anointed during his coronation in Westminster.

On the 8th September 1157 a third son (Richard) was born to King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.  At the age of 32 he was crowned King of England and Duke of Normandy.  Richard’s fame as a courageous and intelligent military leader lives to this day and he is still more often referred to as Richard the Lionheart than Richard I.  His motto Dieu et mon Droit— God and my Right is still used by the British Monarchy today.  This iconic King has appeared as a character in many works of fiction including Ivanhoe and The Lion in Winter.

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