The Daunting Fortress of Richard the Lionheart

The Daunting Fortress of Richard the Lionheart

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To protect his rich and strategic lands in France, the English king, Richard the Lionheart, decided to build an impregnable castle to bar the route along the Seine, thus asserting his supremacy in Normandy. Four years later, France's King Philip besieged the site at the head of an army of 6,000 men.

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