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The Tomb of Richard the Lionheart

At Fontevraud

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This photograph was taken by Matilda of Canberra Australia, who has kindly released it into the public domain. It is free for your use.
At Fontevraud

The Tomb of Richard the Lionheart

Public Domain
After Richard died at Chalus in 1199, his heart was buried with his brother in Rouen, his brain and entrails went to an abbey at Chattoux, and the rest of him was entombed at Fontevraud. This photograph shows the effigies of Eleanor of Aquitaine and a gentleman who is believed to be Richard the Lionheart, although there has been some suggestion that it is actually Henry II.

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