In September of 1189, Richard became king at 32 years of age. He was given a sword to strike down those who wronged the Church.
On the very day of the coronation, about that solemn hour in which the Son was immolated to the Father, a sacrifice of the Jews … was commenced in the city of London, and so long was the duration … that the holocaust could scarcely be accomplished the ensuing day … ”
Richard the first would not stay in England long after becoming king as he was eager to go on Crusades and Liberated Jerulsem.
He was given a sword to strike down those who wronged the Church.
For the first time in 102 years it was a peaceful transition of power.
He became on of the few kings to go by his epithet " Richard the Lion heart" instead of his Regnal number " Richard the 1st"