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  •  Hmmm ... seems to me Richard I (0+ / 0-)

    (BTW a really bad king) was cavorting unarmored in front of a castle he was besieging in France, on the grounds that they owed him money, or so he claimed, and a defender shot him with a crossbow.

    Maybe that was a death in battle, I had thought Harold Godwinson was the last king of England to die in battle.

    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 10:13:51 PM PST

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    •  That was "died of his wounds" (2+ / 0-)
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      Not quite "in battle", but reasonably close. The story goes on to say that Richard (Lionheart) pardoned the crossbowman - but once he was dead the man was put to death.

      And I agree the Lionheart was not a good King - too busy looking for the next war to fight to give any thought to his own lands. Some say he was gay, or at least bisexual (he did have at least one bastard son), but my take on him is that he loved war so much that he had little left over to give to anyone, male or female.

      In SCAdian terms, Richard was a sword-jock. Period.

      If it's
      Not your body
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      AND it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 07:35:04 PM PST

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      •  He didn't even speak English, that awful (0+ / 0-)

        Russell Crowe movie Robin Hood got that one wrong for sure, although they did mention one of R1's more notorious crimes, the murder of the Muslim prisoners.

        You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

        by Cartoon Peril on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 09:02:44 PM PST

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