William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror was gay, as was James I, his son Charles I and Richard I (Richard the lionheart).
Mark Antony supposedly gave the island to Cleopatra as a gift, and King Richard the lionheart wed Queen Joanna there in 1191.
Scientists are examining the embalmed heart of Richard the lionheart, who died in 1199.
But it was well worth any trouble and treasure, and the lionheart's "saucy castle" became the key of Normandy.
There are scimiter and falchion from the days of lionheart, inwrought with golden arabesque by fezzed wizards in Teheran.