Richard the Lionheart hardly seems like a footnote in history. He is celebrated as a great warrior king and is commemorated in just about every film version of Robin Hood. Yet he has become so mythologized that his actual deeds have become obscured. This podcast will look at contemporary sources to re-construct Richard's journey and attempt to retake Jerusalem.
James Brundage. Richard Lionheart. New York, 1974.
John Gillingham. Richard I. New Haven, 1999.
Helen Nicholson, trans. Chronicle of the Third Crusade: A Translation of the Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi, Burlington, VT, 1996.
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Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
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