Richard the Lionheart: king of war

Richard I knew the business of war from his early experience in France. But, says Thomas Asbridge, it was in the Third Crusade that the king of England honed his military genius. On his return to the west, Richard proved himself the best commander of his generation...

Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in mounted combat

This article was first published in the April 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

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