His bravery was acknowledged by the Muslims as well.
Revolt against Henry II
King Richard I along with his two brothers revolted against their father, Henry II in 1173.
It was believed that they were manipulated by their mother, Eleanor to initiate a rebellion against their father.
Richard’s brother Henry went to France, there he requested protection from King Louis VII.
Geoffrey and Richard joined Henry and at the French court the they took the oath that they would not establish friendly relations with their father without Louis and French barons’ consent.
With King Louis support the three brothers gathered support at their individual level and were successful early on. In order to crush the rebellion, Henry II mustered up an army of almost two thousand mercenaries.
Initially Henry II offered peace to his sons, but they refused on the advice of Henry – a War was fought and King Louis was defeated.
They signed a peace accord in September 1174 which terms did not include Richard.
Richard went to his father’s court on 23rd September, fell to his knees and asked for forgiveness.
Henry gave him the Holy kiss and later reconciled with Richard along with his brothers.
This is a bronze statue made in honour of the great medieval king Richard the Lionheart also known as king Richard I
King Richard I participated in the Third Crusade as the main commander.
He led the campaign after the Phillip II of France had departed and captured the most important cities of Acre and Jaffa.