Isaac the Tyrant brought before Richard the 1st.After a great slaughter of the Cyprian Troops Isaac was obliged to abandon the Coast. The English improving this advantage marched forward attacked the Town of Limoso carried it at the first assault and took Isaac with his only Daughter prisoners; Few days after this pretended Emperor found means to escape, but none wou'd receive him, he resolved upon a voluntary surrender to the King of England whom he asked as the [only favour not to be put in Irons, Richard insulting over his misfortunes literally granted his request, ordered him to be bound in chains of Silver.]
Mezzotint. Rare & very scarce. Central vertical crease. Cut inside image. Light creasing to sheet.
Isaac Komnenos (c.1155 – c1195), ruler of Cyprus. bowing before King Richard I of England, who sits on a terrace in armour. He is seen gesturing towards silver shackles which are held by a soldier in the foreground, while Komnenos' daughter stands weeping beside him. Three soldiers wait behind them. Richard the Lionheart conquered the island in 1191 during the Third Crusade, in revenge for Isaac keeping Berengaria of Navarre and Joan of England (Richard's fiancée and sister) captive. Richard promised Isaac not to put him into irons and so kept him prisoner in chains of silver. Cyprus interest.
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