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Richard Lionheart's way

Richard Lionhearts way through the Roman-German Empire after his shipwrecked in 1192.

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When Richard, called Lionheart, was shipwrecked after his return from his crusade, he had to travel overland through the Roman-German Empire. This was a dangerous undertaking, because during the Crusade he had insulted the honour of Duke Leopold V, who did not want to simply accept the insult and longed for retribution. He was discovered by Leopold's troops on his way to Bavaria in December 1192 and had to go into his captivity.

 

It is said that the English king, dressed as a simple pilgrim with only a few companions, dared to make his way through the area. Such a course of action was not worthy of the honor of a king. However, it is possible that the circumstances demanded this procedure. Nevertheless, we should be careful when we take over the representations from the sources. It is important to note that in the Middle Ages, honour and status were regarded as a tangible value, were publicly demonstrated and thus had a great influence on the actions of the persons. Something that we struggle to imagine today.

 

This little piece of history, which I heard in my lecture on the Middle Ages this Corona-semester, I present to you here today. More precisely, I show you a day of the King as it could have been in that time. He is on his way to Bavaria and has to take a forest path. The companions of the king I could not represent because of missing figures. I hope that you still like the scene. With every new model I try to improve in terms of photography, image editing and of course the actual LEGO building. If you want to know how the story continues, you should take a look at "Medieval LEGO" by Greyson Beights. Among other things the captivity of Richard is shown there as a LEGO model.

 

Also thanks to my new mate Jonah who allowed me to use his templates of his trees that he used in his current build.

 

 

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Uploaded on July 18, 2020