King Richard I, known popularly as Richard the ‘Lionheart’, was one of England’s most famous kings. How much time did he actually spend in England, however?

Answer: A mere six months. His involvement in the Crusades to the Holy Land, combined with his family ties in Northern France, meant he rarely came to England. Indeed, he was known as the ‘absentee king’. His queen consort, Berengaria, never visited her kingdom.

Source: The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

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