The bearing of a ruler had long slumbered within Ricard. He who had once been frightened by small rodents now faced great abominations with valiance. To his troops, it was as if he had assumed the departed king's staunch determination. Each stroke of Ricard's sword exemplified this. He knew there was no turning back, for he was the last hope of the kingdom.
See Inured King Ricard.
Ricard is a Catalan and French masculine name of Germanic origin; the meaning is "powerful ruler, powerful ruler; brave power". A two-element name, it is derived from the elements ric meaning "rich, powerful, ruler" and hart "brave, hardy". A variant of English, French, German, Czech, Dutch name Richard.
Richard was borne by three kings of England including Richard I (1157–1199), a central Christian leader of the Third Crusade in the 12th century, also known as Richard the Lionheart for his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. By the age of 16, he had taken command of his own army, putting down rebellions in Poitou against his father, King Henry II of England.