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Richard I By Jacob Abbott
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One of the greatest kings of England who hardly ever set foot in that country, Richard I is remembered in history by his epithet Richard Lionheart, mainly for his incredible series of wars and... More > military victories, both within Europe and in the European counterattack (known as the Crusades) which opposed Islamic aggression against Christian lands in the Middle East. Made king of England in 1189, Richard was actually French, and also ruled in Normandy as Richard IV, as well as holding supreme leadership in many other parts of France. His Muslim foes, however, just called him Malek al-Inkitar—“King of England.” This is a riveting story of personal bravery, courage, betrayal and intrigue, set against the bloody backdrop of the Third Crusade.< Less
Richard I By Jacob Abbott
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One of the greatest kings of England who hardly ever set foot in that country, Richard I is remembered in history by his epithet Richard Lionheart, mainly for his incredible series of wars and... More > military victories, both within Europe and in the European counterattack (known as the Crusades) which opposed Islamic aggression against Christian lands in the Middle East. Made king of England in 1189, Richard was actually French, and also ruled in Normandy as Richard IV, as well as holding supreme leadership in many other parts of France. His Muslim foes, however, just called him Malek al-Inkitar—“King of England.” This is a riveting story of personal bravery, courage, betrayal and intrigue, set against the bloody backdrop of the Third Crusade.< Less
Richard I of England: Classic Children Book By Jacob Abbott
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Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of... More > Anjou, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. He was known as Cœur de Lion, or Richard the Lionheart, even before his accession, because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. The Saracens called him Melek-Ric or Malek al-Inkitar – King of England. By the age of sixteen, Richard was commanding his own army, putting down rebellions in Poitou against his father, King Henry II. Richard was a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade, effectively leading the campaign after the departure of Philip II of France and scoring considerable victories against his Muslim counterpart, Saladin, but was unable to reconquer Jerusalem.< Less
Outremer By Richard Allibone
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Outremer is a vivid and compelling narrative history depicting the momentous events later known as the Third Crusade (1187–92 A.D.). In this five year period, the Muslim world inflicted a major... More > defeat on the Christian army of Jerusalem that resonated around the known world, and which directly resulted in the confrontation between two of the most celebrated figures in medieval history – Richard the Lionheart, renowned as the great warrior king and personification of the knightly chivalry, and Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, Syria, Arabia and Mesopotamia and consummate diplomat and strategist. The story unfolds through the reminiscences of Geoffrey de Moissac, who relates his incredible first-hand experiences fifty years after the main protagonists have perished. Geoffrey has been witness to all the dramatic events of that time, from the Christian disaster at Hattin, through a perilous journey to the west to solicit aid, and finally as part of the mighty Crusader army intent on the re-conquest of the Holy Land.< Less
Outremer By Richard Allibone
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Outremer is a vivid and compelling narrative history depicting the momentous events later known as the Third Crusade (1187–92 A.D.). In this five year period, the Muslim world inflicted a major... More > defeat on the Christian army of Jerusalem that resonated around the known world, and which directly resulted in the confrontation between two of the most celebrated figures in medieval history – Richard the Lionheart, renowned as the great warrior king and personification of the knightly chivalry, and Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, Syria, Arabia and Mesopotamia and consummate diplomat and strategist. The story unfolds through the reminiscences of Geoffrey de Moissac, who relates his incredible first-hand experiences fifty years after the main protagonists have perished. Geoffrey has been witness to all the dramatic events of that time, from the Christian disaster at Hattin, through a perilous journey to the west to solicit aid, and finally as part of the mighty Crusader army intent on the re-conquest of the Holy Land.< Less
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A Question of Honor By Dana Swier Huff
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Seventeen-year-old Gwenllian, a young Welsh woman of the twelfth century, is accused of a horrible crime. Is she guilty? Can she come to terms with her choices and resolve a question of honor?
A Question of Honor By Dana Swier Huff
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Seventeen-year-old Gwenllian, a young Welsh woman of the twelfth century, is accused of a horrible crime. Is she guilty? Can she come to terms with her choices and resolve a question of honor?
Winning His Spurs (pocket edition) By G. A. Henty
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It is the year 1190. Master Cuthbert, the son of a knight, is only 15, but he has proven his worth to the Earl of Evesham. When the Earl's daughter is kidnapped, Cuthbert organizes some outlaw serfs... More > to stage a daring rescue. The Earl discovers that the Baron of Wortham is behind the kidnapping, and prepares an assault on Wortham Castle. Cuthbert's contacts with the outlaw serfs are instrumental to the success of the attack. So when the call comes for men to fight in the Holy Land, the Earl makes plans, and selects Cuthbert as his messenger. Cuthbert joins a group of 200 men-at-arms, and sets off to fight for King Richard in the third Crusade. (pocket size, includes footnotes defining obscure or uncommon words)< Less