from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Richard I Known as "Coeur de Lion” or "the Lion-Hearted.” 1157-1199. King of England (1189-1199). A leader of the Third Crusade (1190-1192), he was captured in Austria (1192) and held as a prisoner by Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI until England ransomed him in 1194.

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  • n. son of Henry II and King of England from 1189 to 1199; a leader of the Third Crusade; on his way home from the crusade he was captured and held prisoner in the Holy Roman Empire until England ransomed him in 1194 (1157-1199)


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  • In 1191, after the siege of Acre, Richard I of England founded there in fulfilment of a vow, the Order of St. Thomas of Canterbury, an order of hospitallers for the service of English pilgrims.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • "No. I told Richard I made a mistake, I was sorry, and I would never do such a thing to him again.

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