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Richard the Lionheart

Middle Ages
Middle Ages


Richard the Lionheart
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.73

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    chivalry, gallantry, kingly, minstrel, medieval, recapture, ransom, scepter, altogether, military, legend, homeland, loyalty, tunic, poetry, bravery
     content words:    Middle Ages, Third Crusade, Saladin Tithe, King Henry II, Holy Land, King Richard, King Leopold, Robin Hood


Richard the Lionheart
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     King Richard I of England is better known as Richard the Lionheart. The name Lionheart stands for bravery, loyalty, gallantry, and chivalry - all of those qualities most admired in men of the Middle Ages.
 
2     Pictures of Richard show a tall, good-looking man with blue eyes and wavy reddish hair. He sports a short beard and a moustache. Seated on his white horse in his medieval battle attire, he is an imposing figure.
 
3     Richard was an educated man, too. He received a fine education in his mother's homeland of Aquitaine (in today's France). There he learned to play music and write poetry, along with more practical skills.
 
4     Richard became King of England in 1189 upon his father's death. At that time, Richard and his brother John had been plotting against their father and were taking control of the country already. Richard was already the Duke of Aquitaine, the Duke of Poitiers, the Duke of Normandy, and the Count of Anjou. England was just one more addition to his holdings. It did, however, bring with it a new title - King.

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