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By Rachel A Koestler-Grack

As well as being queen consort of either Louis VII of France and Henry II of britain, she was once additionally the mummy of Richard I the Lion-Heart and John of britain.

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She didn't waste any time arguing with John. as an alternative, she 107 108 Eleanor of Aquitaine known as an excellent council. She won unanimous help from the excessive officers in each country. dealing with such competition, John had no selection yet to tame his greed. at the moment, John and King Philip have been treated. in the meantime, King Richard had accomplished nice good fortune within the Holy Land. in precisely a number of weeks, his troops had captured Acre. He had goals to take over the full Latin country. He stayed for a yr, attempting to accomplish his grand plan. In September 1191, the Crusaders received a very good victory close to Arsuf, Israel. squaddies marched directly to Jerusalem, which they deliberate to absorb November, yet wintry weather rains ruined King Richard’s crusade. King Richard was once pressured to barter peace with the sultan. the 2 rulers couldn't come to an contract, even if. In August, the campaign conquered Jaffa, yet King Richard grew to become in poor health almost immediately in a while. not able to take care of his stronghold, King Richard eventually agreed to a three-year peace contract. The contract granted Christians restricted entry to the Holy urban of Jerusalem. ultimately, on October nine, 1192, King Richard left Palestine. the mum Queen King Richard desired to go back domestic as speedy as attainable. He had got letters from his mom approximately King Philip’s invasion and John’s plot for the throne. by surprise, the unthinkable occurred. King Richard disappeared. 109 Eleanor of Aquitaine one hundred ten try out Your wisdom 1 As king, Richard’s first job used to be to a. identify a royal military. b. order his mother’s liberate from captivity. c. avenge the dying of his father. d. hire his brother to a royal place. 2 Richard used to be happiest while he used to be a. at warfare. b. jousting. c. spending time along with his mom. d. searching. three King Richard grew to become enthusiastic about a. killing his mom. b. construction a royal military. c. the Crusades within the Holy Land. d. maintaining his brother from strength. four With King Richard away, Queen Eleanor discovered herself a. looking for a husband. b. plotting the overthrow of her son. c. struggling with opposed to the French. d. protecting the English crown. the mum Queen In what 12 months did the Crusaders win an exceptional victory close to Arsuf, Israel? a. 1191 b. 1419 c. 1219 d. 1119 solutions: 1. b; 2. a; three. c; four. d; five. a five 111 Protecting the dominion ueen Eleanor frantically apprehensive approximately her beneficial Q son King Richard. in the meantime, all throughout England, humans lit candles and prayed for the king’s secure go back. many of us believed that his send used to be misplaced at sea and he had drowned. Queen Berengaria’s send had appropriately reached land and she or he used to be on her method to Rome. nobody 112 Protecting the dominion had visible King Richard’s send due to the fact halfway via its trip. it seems that a fierce typhoon struck at sea. The wild winds blew the royal send again towards Cyprus. After being blown off track, King Richard employed Greek pirate ships to escort him in the course of the Adriatic Sea, yet one other hurricane shipwrecked the king off the coast of Friuli. With little luck at sea, King Richard determined to proceed his trip through land.

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