YMMV / Richard the Lionheart

  • Designated Hero: Is said to have been a good king, but he was often away while people suffered while he was in the Holy Land, possibly killing innocents.
  • Ho Yay: Notably with King Philip II Augustus of France; according to period chroniclers, the men shared a bed and Richard "loved him as his own soul." This story seemed to have stemmed from an official record announcing that, as a symbol of unity between the two countries, the kings of France and England had slept overnight in the same bed (Philip had even more Ho Yay, if it can be believed, with Richard's brother Geoffrey).