Sunday, June 7, 2009

Heroes & Villians - Richard The Lionheart

Drama-documentary about Richard the Lionheart. Was he the heroic warrior of Robin Hood? Or was he just a greedy thug who wanted to loot the Holy Land? Revisionist history suggests that Richard was neither- an extremist Christian, he struggled to lead a fractious international coalition against an impenetrable Muslim stronghold. Saladin used scorched earth tactics which slowly spread dissension through the Crusaders' ranks. Gradually, Richard's coalition fell apart and he returned a failure.

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