Biography of Richard "Lionheart" I King England

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Anjou aka Plantagenet

Maternal Family Tree: Dangereuse Ile-Bouchard Viscountess Chatellerault

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

William "Conqueror" I King England


Kings Wessex: Great x 10 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings England: Son of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 2 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France


On 08 Sep 1157 Richard "Lionheart" I King England was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks at Beaumont Palace

In Jan 1169 Richard "Lionheart" I King England and Alys Capet Count Ponthieu were engaged to be married as part of a peace treaty. Alys Capet Count Ponthieu was sent to England to be a ward of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England.

In 1177 Cardinal Peter of Saint Chrysogonus, on behalf of the Pope, threatened to place England's continental possessions under an interdict if Henry did not proceed with the marriage. Richard "Lionheart" I King England was somewhat reluctant given the rumours that Alys Capet Count Ponthieu had become the mistress of his father Henry "Curtmantle" II King England and, possibly, had a child by him.

On 06 Jul 1189 Richard "Lionheart" I King England succeeded I King England: Plantagenet Angevin

Coronation of Richard I

On 03 Sep 1189 Richard "Lionheart" I King England was crowned I King England: Plantagenet Angevin by Baldwin Avigo Archbishop Canterbury at Westminster Abbey. Geoffrey Mandeville 3rd Earl Essex carried the Crown.The Coronation of Richard I was marred by violence against London's Jewish population.Prior to his Coronation Richard had issued a proclamation forbidding Jews to attend.When some did a riot broke out, which spread.

Richard I Takes Messina

On 04 Oct 1190 Richard "Lionheart" I King England attacked and captured Messina.

Wedding of King Richard I and Berengaria of Navarre

On 12 May 1191 Richard "Lionheart" I King England and Berengaria Ramirez Queen Consort England were married at Chapel of St George.Richard's sister Joan Plantagenet Queen Consort Sicily was present.

Richard I Lands at Acre

On 08 Jun 1191 Richard "Lionheart" I King England landed at Acre.

Richard I arrives Limasol

On 04 Oct 1191 Richard "Lionheart" I King England arrived in Lemesos where he met with Guy I King Jerusalem.

Death of Richard I

On 06 Apr 1199 Richard "Lionheart" I King England was besieging Châlus-Chabrol Castle, Domfront.During the course of the evening Richard "Lionheart" I King England was shot by a crossbow.The wound quickly became gangrenous; Richard died in the arms of his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks.

After 06 Apr 1199 Richard "Lionheart" I King England heart was buried at Rouen Cathedral, Rouen

After 06 Apr 1199 Richard "Lionheart" I King England was buried at Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon

Philip Plantagenet was born to Richard "Lionheart" I King England


Father: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

GrandFather: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy

Great GrandFather: Fulk "Young" King Jerusalem

Great Great GrandFather: Fulk "Réchin" Anjou 4th Count Anjou

Great Great GrandMother: Bertrade Montfort Queen Consort France

Great GrandMother: Ermengarde La

Great Great GrandFather: Elias La Flèche-De Baugency I Count Maine

Great Great GrandMother: Matilda

GrandMother: Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy

Great GrandFather: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great Great GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

Great Great GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

Great GrandMother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

Great Great GrandFather: Malcolm III King Scotland

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Wessex Queen Consort Scotland

Mother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks

GrandFather: William "Saint" Poitiers X Duke Aquitaine

Great GrandFather: William "Troubadour" Poitiers IX Duke Aquitaine

Great Great GrandFather: Guy William Poitiers VIII Duke Aquitaine

Great Great GrandMother: Hildegarde Burgundy Duchess Aquitaine

Great GrandMother: Philippa Rouerge Duchess Aquitaine

Great Great GrandFather: William Rouerge Duke Narbonne

Great Great GrandMother: Emma Mortain Duchess Narbonne

GrandMother: Aenor Chatellerault Duchess Aquitaine

Great GrandFather: Aimery Chatellerault Viscount Châtellerault

Great GrandMother: Dangereuse Ile-Bouchard Viscountess Chatellerault

Great Great GrandFather: Bartholomew