summer 1190 – Richard’s fleet

Prior to his departure for the Holy Land, Richard the Lionheart gathered more than 100 ships, each one able to carry 40 knights, men-at-arms and their horses, and 40 foot soldiers. There were galleys, busses (aka cargo ships), and esneccas² of all shapes and sizes. The ships departed from ports in what we now call…

talking about the book… The Greatest Knight

The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick A tidbit about the author Elizabeth participates in the medieval reenactment group Regia Anglorum, who explore the life and times of people of Britain from the Viking Days through the times of Richard the Lionheart. The scene that made you laugh out loud or cheer The young Prince Henry…