Coeur de Lion

Richard I. of England; so called from the prodigies of personal valour performed by him in the Holy Land. (1157, 1189-1199.)

Louis VIII. of France, more frequently called Le Lion. (1187, 1223-1226.) Boleslas I. of Poland, also called “The Intrepid.” (960, 992-1025.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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