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LGBT People Of History Part Four Richard The Lionheart

Updated on April 3, 2012
Richard The Lion Heart, & King Phillip Of France
Richard The Lion Heart, & King Phillip Of France | Source
Richard The Lionheart  At The Third Crusades
Richard The Lionheart At The Third Crusades | Source

Richard The Lionheart

He was born in September 1157 at Beaumont Palace. By the age of 16, Richard commanded his own army he launched many rebellions in Poitou against his father, King Henry II.

Richard became King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death on 6th April 1199,

Although there have been many discussions; It still cannot be decided if or if not that Richard was a homosexual. Though it is believed that he probably was, he had no children by Queen Berengaria, with whom his relations seem to have been merely formal, and preferred that of male company.

In the late 1940s John Harvey challenged the silence towards the topic of Richard’s sexuality, causing quite a stir in with many historians.

It is believed that Richard had a homosexual relationship with Phillip II of France, although many historians have tried to deny this as false, however there was a lot of speculation at the time.

There are a lot of quotations and a lot of tales to be told about Richard as well as his many efforts in the crusades and also his affair with Phillip of France.

We both hope that you enjoyed reading this hub and hope that you will continue to follow our series of LGBT Pioneers Of Histiory.


Many Thanks Callum (Calpol25) and Ian (Alian346)

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Your very welcome TENKAY and thank you :)

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      This hub motivated me to look up Richard the Lionheart. I think he was a cruel man. His saving factor was, he was really handsome.

      I learned something again today. Thank you.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Here is too another 5 Ian :) x

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Hello, Ann - thanks for your kind comment - we have 5 Hubs up to now in our series!

      Ian.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hi Dexter am so glad that your enjoying our series, there is more to come :)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      I am learning something new every time I read this series. Great info and enjoyable to read.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hi annart

      Thank you am so glad that you have enjoyed this hub and am sure Ian will be as well, It was an idea we both had about team writing and to be honest we have enjoyed it so far and it works brilliantly, plus like you say two minds are better than one :) x

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      Richard the Lionheart is certainly one of the most interesting characters in our history. I've never liked the idea of the crusades but he must have been brave and seemed to be totally committed to leading his country. Haven't come across another 'team' who write hubs together - do you have the monopoly on this? Good idea to collaborate; two brains are better...etc., eh? Voted up and interesting. All the best. Ann

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      We did brilliantly again Ian were a good team :) x

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Looking very good!

      Ian.