Richard the Lionheart: The Mighty Crusader

Richard the Lionheart: The Mighty Crusader

by David Miller

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Overview

The greatest general of medieval times

King Richard I's personal bravery on the battlefield won him the name 'Lionheart' but as David Miller reveals, his battles and campaigns demonstrate a brilliant grasp of strategy and tactics. The 'Lionheart' was no mere medieval 'head banger' but a thoughtful military leader, the only Crusader commander who managed to get an army to Palestine without going bankrupt in the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780227115
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Miller served in the British Army from 1956 to 1991 but took early retirement to become a journalist and to write books. He has had over 40 books published on subjects ranging from the Samurai through the Battle of Waterloo to the Cold War, and from a shipwreck in the Falkland Islands to the Crusades. Working on the latter book revived his interest in Richard the Lionheart, one of the greatest warrior-kings England has ever known.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations7
Foreword9
Acknowledgements15
Introduction19
1The Background to the Third Crusade29
2The Start of the Third Crusade46
3The Cyprus Campaign52
4The Siege of Acre: 1189-9161
5The March from Acre to Jaffa and the Battle of Arsuf80
6The First Attempt to Reach Jerusalem101
7Interlude116
8Jerusalem--the Second Attempt127
9The Battle of Jaffa136
10The End of the Campaign148
11Main Fleet to the Holy Land153
12Logistics166
13Richard I as a Military Commander185
Appendix AVegetius's De Re Militari197
Appendix BRichard I in His Own Words201
Appendix CThe Rulers of the Kingdom of Jerusalem 1099-1192207
Appendix DConversion Table208
Notes to the Text209
Bibliography212
Index217

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Richard The Lionheart: The Mighty Crusader 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SPK34 More than 1 year ago
Richard the Lionheart; The Mighty Crusader by David Miller is an interesting book about Richard I. David Miller looks at Richard through a purely military prespective and tries to look at it through a late 1100's prespective and not a modern one. He does not try to break down who Richard was or his personality, he just looks at what he did militarily on the Third Crusade. I do like how David Miller shows you Richard through Richard's time period and not our own, since that was so long ago and we do not think like they did now a days. My only complaint about the book is it isn't as detailed as I would like but I'm sure it is hard to find so many details of so long ago. I would recommend this book but only if you want to see Richard the Lionheart's military prowess in the Third Crusade.
BruderBane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Akin to Potomac¿s military profiles series ¿Richard the Lionheart: The Mighty Crusader¿ by David Miller is an excellent primer for those interested in Richard the Lionheart and his accomplishments during the third crusade. Mr. Miller is quick and lucid while simultaneously being astoundingly detailed on each of King Richard¿s conquests in and around the holy land, all in order to place Richard at the forefront of those leaders considered not just warriors but generals. From capturing Cyprus ¿a veritable book all in itself- to Richard¿s final pact with Saladin Mr. Miller brought a new dimension to me of the red-haired, dynamic warrior king ¿Melek-Ric.¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago