King Louis Ix And Richard Lionheart

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The Medieval period was perhaps one of the most interesting and unique time periods in history. This time is usually viewed as a lull in progress or lacking productivity, when in reality this was one of the most pivotal points in history. Two people who played outstanding roles in this time period were those of King Saint Louis IX of France and Richard Lionheart I of England. Both King Louis IX and Richard Lionheart made significant social, political, and cultural advancements to society by contributing leadership techniques and government systems that were pivotal in the Medieval times, yet very contrasting of each other in their execution. King Louis IX of France was born April 25, 1214 in Poissy, France to the parents of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castille. King Louis, commonly known as Saint Louis, ruled from the age of twelve after his father’s death in 1226 until his death in 1270. He was the fourth born child, but the three before him died at young ages, and seven were born after him. As a child, Louis had temper fits which lead to questioning of his decision making as king of France. He married Margaret of Provence at age twenty in 1234. Margaret was the sister-in-law to King Henry III of England, sisters with Eleanor of Provence. Richard “The Lionheart” I of England was born September 8, 1157 in Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England to the parents of Henry II, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was given the nickname “Lionheart” because of his immense strength and

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