King Richard Coeur De Lion

Richard commands the allegiance of many kinds of people. Ivanhoe follows him to Palestine, Friar Tuck fraternizes with him, Wamba travels and sings with him, and the outlaw band entertain him at a meal. His brother fears his return, for the rumor that he may have returned is enough to turn his former subjects away from Prince John.

He sometimes shows a bad temper and a lack of good judgment, as at the revel in the forest, and traces of the arrogance of his brother are also apparent in King Richard. However, he is never lacking in courage and is forceful, as well as popular, with those whom he rules. He deals with his enemies without fear and, except for his brother, without favor.

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According to Ivanhoe, the only fate that a knight fears is __________.


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