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Tuesday 6th of April 1199

825 years ago the Lion by the Ant Was Slain

King of England Richard I aka Richard the Lionheart aka Richard Coeur de Lion dies of gangrene at the age of 42 in Châlus, Aquitaine, France.

On 25 March Richard was struck in the left shoulder near the neck by a crossbowman while walking around the unarmed castle of Châlus-Chabrol.  He tried to pull the arrow out in the privacy of his tent but failed. A surgeon called a 'butcher' removed it, carelessly mangling the King's arm in the process.