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  1. Richard the Lion-HeartedRichard Coeur de Lion, 1157–99, king of England 1189–99.
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Richard I

  1. nicknamed Coeur de Lion or the Lion-Heart . 1157–99, king of England (1189–99); a leader of the third crusade (joining it in 1191). On his way home, he was captured in Austria (1192) and held to ransom. After a brief return to England, where he was crowned again (1194), he spent the rest of his life in France
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Richard the Lion-Hearted

An English king of the twelfth century. Richard, a famed warrior, fought in the Crusades.


In the legend of Robin Hood (see also Robin Hood), Robin and his men are loyal to the absent King Richard, rather than to his brother, Prince John.
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