Richard I of England Sets Sail from Marseilles 1190

walwyn Wed, 05/30/2012 - 12:01
Wednesday, August 8, 1190

On the 8th of August 1190 Richard I of England left Marseilles with his retinue to meet up with his fellow Crusader, Philip II of France, in Genoa. When Richard had reached Marseilles he found that the bulk of his troops, that had left Northern France by ship, had not arrived having been delayed in Portugal. Richard not wanting to wait hired new boats to take him and his household troops, including the archbishops of Canterbury and Rouen, and the bishops of Evreux, Bath, and Salisbury on the next leg of their voyage. They arrived in Genoa on the 13th of August and as Phillip of France was sick carried on down the Italian coast without him.