BOONE—The Fourth Annual Appalachian Lecture in British History will be held April 28 at 7 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. Dr. Richard R. Heiser from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., will lecture on “The Court of a Crusader King.” The public is invited.
Richard I Lionheart of England (d. 1199) led one of the more celebrated crusades of the crusading era, commonly called the Third Crusade. This enterprise altered the character of the royal court in a manner that reveals a broad range of interactions between monarch and court attendees. Among the most important aspects to be discussed in this lecture will be the king’s engagement of men from varied regional affiliations and social backgrounds; the presence of court factions; the beginnings of celebrated careers; and the active role of the king in court drama.
Heiser is a professor of history at Presbyterian College. He is co-author of “The Reign of Richard Lionheart: Ruler of The Angevin Empire, 1189-1199.”
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