Dominique's Reviews > Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

Warriors of God by James Reston Jr.
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Dec 12, 07

bookshelves: history, non-fiction, research
Read in September, 2007

My biggest concern about this book is the argument that the author presents Richard the Lionheart as a homosexual and hee and Philip II of France were lovers. What evidence does the author have of this? My concern there is that how people, especially men, express their emotions has changed over the years; what people said then, we might translate as something only two people in love would say. And I question the research this author has done based on the one passage in the book concerning Robin Hood, a subject that I have read a lot about. The author paints Robin Hood as a nobleman; in the early tales, Robin Hood is a yeoman. Robin Hood was elevated in status to a nobleman in the sixteenth century.
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