Richard the Lionheart, son of Henry II, was one of the great warrior kings of England from 1189 to 1199. Richard the Lionheart’s real name was Richard Plantagenet. Richard also earned another nickname The Absent King because he spent only six months in England during his reign as king. He was a chivalrous knight and a brave warrior during his reign as king gave him that nickname Richard the Lionheart or Coeur de Lion. Richard I was riding next to a castle without protection and was shot by a bowman with an arrow. He refused treatment for the wound which got an infection and Richard the Lionheart died on April 6, 1199. Richard was buried in the Fontvraud Abbey in Anjou France. His name has reached epic and mythological proportions and is best seen in literary works such as Robin Hood and Sir Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe. Our Richard the Lionheart swords can be used for display or for battle re-enactments, each reproduction is created to the specifications of the original. The dimensions and weight are accurate on every piece so you get a medieval weapon that is actually balanced and fun to hold instead of just pretty to look at. Medieval times were sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, but always a source of intrigue. We invite you to share in the experience of an era past with our collection of Richard the Lionheart swords. All our Richard the Lionheart Swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.