Neolithic Temples on Malta and Gozo. These were built 1000 years before the Pyramids, and are the oldest stone buildings in the world. The construction of these buildings demonstrate a mastery of quarrying, stone working, building and engraving techniques and must be the work of a mature culture.
King Richard I The Lion Heart (1189-1199). House of Angevin. 21st great-granduncle to QEII. Reign: 9 yrs, 8 mos, 30 days. Successor: brother, John. 3rd son of Henry II, rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard acquired a reputation as a warrior becoming known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’. After 3 successful crusades he was captured by the Duke of Austria. Upon release he returned to England where his brother John was ruling in his stead. Was later killed at war in France.