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Richard the Lionheart [Kindle Edition]

Tracy Kauffman
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"As a son of the king, one would think a prince would live a life of glamour, prestige, and admiration, but that wasn't the case for Richard. Even though Richard grew up in a hostile and tumultuous background, he proved much stronger than his dad gave him credit for. He became a king of chivalry, courage, and respect from all of those around him. Many not only respected him, but feared him and therefore honored him as the true king. He became a crusader and fought many wars for the name of Christ. He wasn't a perfect King, but tried to honor his mother and his kingdom the best way he knew how. His life came to an unexpected end by the hand of a young man."

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This book was hard to write because I wanted to express what great of a historical figure Richard the Lionheart was without making it sound too boring.  It gives explicit details of what it was to be a Crusader.  Some parts may sound too ficticious and some may question whether they really happened.  It is written for enjoyment and pleasure and after all it is a fiction book, and I hope the readers will take this into consideration when reading it.  The medieval period was quite different than the way things are done today.

Product Details

  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AEFB0K0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,063,467 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard the Lionheart man and King December 11, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this very interesting book, which chronicles in a very readable way, and great detail, the life of King Richard I.

Starting with his birth in Beaumont Place, Oxford, England in 1157, to his childhood, where he was given to the Franks, for slave labour, by his own father, who disliked him, through no fault of his own. We discover how he managed to enter the court of King Phillip II, who came to think of him as a son, and where he was trained as a knight.

Through this book, we learn about Richard boy and man. How he gained the title Richard the Lionheart, his close relationship with his mother who he loved dearly, his family and friends, his military career, and rise to the throne as Richard I, King of England.

There's so much information contained in this book, how he gained his reputation as a great crusader, his meeting with Robin Hood, his loves, his marriage to Princess Berengaria of Navarre and his children.

It finishes with his untimely death in 1199, his successor, and the fate of his Queen.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The romantic aspect of this story made me feel uncomfortable. There were talk about power imbalances, and how the women were powerless and not necessarily able to say no to the more powerful Richard, yet then that was brushed over by Richard believing them when they said they wanted him, and it felt like as a reader I was expected to see this as romantic rather than abusive.

Historical fiction is, of course, fiction first and history second. We expect to overlook historical inaccuracies out of appreciation of a good story. Unfortunately having Richard the Lionheart meet buccaneers flying the Jolly Roger, claiming that without the crusades Christianity would not have survived, and saying that the Muslims were cannibals goes way, way beyond bending the truth a little.

I desperately hope that the author will make some changes and re-release it.
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My young adult books are: Southern Adventures, My Boyfriend the Squire, Richard the Lionheart, and Southern Attraction is my newest book.

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