Richard the Lion-Hearted - Cultural Definition
An English king of the twelfth century. Richard, a famed warrior, fought in the Crusades.
- In the legend of Robin Hood (see also Robin Hood), Robin and his men are loyal to the absent King Richard, rather than to his brother, Prince John.
Richard the Lion-Hearted
Variant of Richard
Origin: Middle English Rycharde ; from Old French Richard ; from Old High German Richart ; from Germanic an unverified form rik-, king (akin to Classical Latin rex: see right) plush an unverified form harthuz, strong: for Indo-European base see hard