7 Medieval Knights Who Inspired Fear in Their Enemies

Richard I and Saladin

Richard I and Saladin. Depiction. Source: Wikimedia

Richard the Lionheart

Richard I of England was best known in his home country by reputation of his deeds abroad. Since most of his life was spent in France, he was far more notorious for his military skills than for his governing abilities. His bravery at battlefields such as the Occupation of Sicily and the battle against Saladin in the Holy Land is what earned him the nickname by which he’s best known today across the world.

Of course, today it’s very difficult to believe that a man who’s kept around 3,000 Muslims prisoner and has allegedly ordered all Jews to be killed could be considered “brave” or “chivalrous” today. History does like to whitewash, however, as we all know…

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