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Because he was brave and strong
King Henry II
Richard and his brothers constantly fought their father king Henry II who had imprisoned their mother Eleanor of Aquitaine
King Richard the Lionheart was born on September 8, 1157 at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England
He was crowed king of England on September 3rd 1189
He is remembered as the great warrior who attempted to win back the Holy Land from Saladin for Christendom.
He died on April 6, 1199 at Chalus, in Limousin
He was struck in the shoulder by a bolt from a crossbow.