Born in Oxford, England in 1157, Richard was the third son of King Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Upon the death of his father, Richard was crowned King of England in 1189. Richards crusading spirit and reputation for being a brilliant and courageous military leader spread throughout the kingdom adopting him the name Coeur de Lion Heart of a Lion. King Richard remains one of the few Kings of England remembered by his epithet, not number, and is an enduring, iconic figure of English history. This magnificent Royal Doulton character figure designed by Pauline Parsons allows the viewer to take in all its marvelous details and inspires admiration..