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In the cathedral of Rouen I visited the grave of Richard I the Lionheart. It has an inscription:

Richard the Lionheart

ANGLORVM REGIS QVI COR LEONIS DICTVS

So what is the best translation?

  • King of England, who ruled with a lion heart?
  • English King, who ruled with a lion heart?
  • Maybe something else?
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"Here is interred the heart of Richard, King of the English, called Lionheart. Died in the year 1199."

  • Do note that the inscription has "Anglorum" (of the English), not "angelorum" (of the angels). – fdb Sep 1 '17 at 22:16
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    @fdb You evoke the shade of Gregory the Great : non angli, sed angeli! – Tom Cotton Sep 7 '17 at 10:25

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