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The relationship between Henry Geoffrey and John with their parents Henry II and Eleanor Henry IIs family was a family that was considered anything but dysfunctional During this era of the medieval period there was no such thing as succession to the throne thus the current king had the option of choosing any of his sons to be the next ruler of the realm During this time Henry had 3 sons Richard Geoffrey and John All were unique in their own way but in some cases that uniqueness each had resulted in unwonted consequences Richard was a warrior to the heart hence his nickname Lion-Hart Geoffrey was commented as being nothing but a machinea political machine that always knew where to strike who to kill and what alliances were worth keeping John was not a smart man to say the least Toward the beginning of the film he was the successor to the throne so Henry said but by the end we saw otherwise Richard Lion Heart was the knight of the royal family He was the one who would in almost any case result to violence instead of peaceful negotiating Albeit his warrior-like instinct he took on a role that involved much less dialogue compared to that of his two brothers To see how he related to his parents was at times vague due to the fact of his reticence but it was obvious toward the end of the film that his abomination of his father reigned supreme over that for his mother Eleanor It was obvious that Eleanor loved Richard much more than his father did simply due to the fact that from the start of the movieand historythat she wanted Richard on the throne after Henry passed on Richard didnt necessarily loathe his father until he was locked up in the dungeon with his two brothers because of treason however after that his hatred toward Henry was
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