Tag: English history

English history from the introduction of Christianity to the Present time.

Richard I the Lionheart. Cœur de Lion. Third son of King Henry II.

King, Richard I, Lionheart, Cœur de Lion, England, medieval, nobility

Richard I in French Cœur de Lion, actually Richard Plantagenet; was from 1189 to his death King of England. From 1172 to the year of his coronation was Richard Duke of Aquitaine. Then he held the title of Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou.

King Henry VII. The Tudor. Pictures and Royal Portraits.

Tudor Henry VII. England King. Coronation costume

During the Wars of the Roses, Henry was the last survivor of the House of Lancaster and became its head. Through his marriage to the heiress of the House of York Elizabeth Plantagenet, England hoped for an end to the civil war between the two houses and a lasting peace.