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She Wolves – Episode 1 – Empress Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine 07.03.2012

England’s queens not always liked – problem with women and power
Matilda chased from the capital by an angry mob
First woman to claim the English crown in her own right… 2,088 more words

Plantagenets

"Bad" Prince John? Representations of the Prince in the Robin Hood Legend, c.1600-c.1800

Prince John is now one of the stock villains of movie and television adaptations of the Robin Hood legend. He was played most recently, and excellently, by Rufus Sewell in… 1,071 more words

History

How successful was Richard I in achieving his aims by 1193?

Clearly, the Third Crusade was a complete failure for Richard I. Richard I had military, spiritual, and political aims to achieve on crusade. As he failed to achieve each of his original goals, we cannot regard the Third Crusade as a success in any sense for him. 1,457 more words

History

The Familiar and the Fresh | History Today | Richard the Lionhearted

Originally posted on History Today

Richard I of England, called the Lionheart, seized the island of Cyprus in the summer of 1191. Almost 700 years later, in 1878, Cyprus came under English, or British, rule once more. 192 more words

England

Mip TV: Tandem, BBC, Cochran Team for Crusade Epic ‘Lionhearts’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES – Shaping up as one of the big event TV series to come out of Europe as it ramps up ever more ambitious TV fiction, Rola Bauer’s Germany-based Tandem Productions (“Pillars of the Earth”), a Studiocanal company, is said to be developing epic TV drama “Lionshearts: The Crusade,” linking with the BBC and “24’s” Robert Cochran. 592 more words

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When Your Husband Puts You in Jail, it's Time to Divorce.

Eleanor of Aquitane.

In my eyes this medieval heroine was the original Iron Lady; (sorry Thatch, but Eleanor was sticking it to the man over 800 years before your chops became the face of women in power.)  750 more words

History

richard the first - GREENWICH

RICHARD’S HAD A FACELIFT

Richard 1st in Greenwich always had a bit of an old man feel to it, elderly gents sitting on “their” stools from open to close nursing a pint of old speckled hen. 322 more words

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