Monday, March 7, 2011

Medieval Kings Of Note

Medieval kings are a fascinating subject. They all have their own story and some had the most amazing lives. Take Henry I for example - a son of William The Conqueror, it was never envisaged that he would be king but a forceful character and an opportunistic nature proved worthy assets when his brother William was killed in a hunting accident.

Henry's own grandson, Henry II went on to have what is arguably an even greater life and greater kingship. His wife Eleanor of Aquitaine proved to be one of the most formidable women in medieval history and their son Richard (The Lionheart) became a legend in his own lifetime.

Considering the times in which they lived, medieval kings such as Henry II and Richard I had truly remarkable lives. These are but two kings from many whose lives can still fascinate and inspire us today. Read more on our medieval kings page.

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