Monday, May 21, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th secular

Richard I, 1189-1199, “the Lion-hearted”
- the greatest of medieval knights, one of the worst English kings - he only visited England twice, in order to raise money - was captured and held for ransom on his way home from the Third Crusade, and taxes were raised very high to pay for his ransom 
- his brother John “Lackland” had control of some of the counties during this period - this is the time of Robin (Hood), Earl of Locksley

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