He did not speak English. (6/8)

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Not uncustomary for the Anglo-Norman royals of the time, Richard is believed to have not actually have spoken or known English. Since William the Conqueror’s successful invasion of England in the late 11th century, many old Anglo-Saxon traditions were rooted out and much French and Latin culture had been “imported” into England. As a result of this, courts often conversed in either French or Latin, and Richard and his family were no exception to this rule.

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He is not considered to have been a “good” king. (5/8)

He knighted his cook. (7/8)