Vince (Login MoxiFox) Von Klumpen Posted Feb 6, 2010 5:34 AM
and Bible God. Good comparison.
Richard was an absentee King of England who couldn't speak any English, spent less than 6 months of his life in England and stated that it was too cold and rainy for him in England -as his excuse to be elsewhere.
He plundered and wasted the coffers his father had left him ... in endless pursuit of war, (losing the benefits of every victory through lack of administration planning) ... rebelled against his father and lost ... and then turned against his loyal rebels, punishing them mercilessly, as a condition of reinstatement by his father.
In every pursuit, he was a hot-blooded loser whose only obsession was fighting and winning. He wasted all precious resources in his pursuit of doing battles. In historian Steven Runciman's final verdict of Richard I: "he was a bad son, a bad husband and a bad king, but a gallant and splendid soldier."
So-o .... maybe Bible God and Richard the Lion Heart both "WANTED" recognition, praise and worship for their brutal exploits but ..... is that any reason to think they DESERVED any?