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In 1199, Richard the Lionheart lay dying from an arrow wound that had become infected his shoulder with gangrene. He realized he was dying and as part of his efforts to put his affairs in order he asked to see the man who had shot him (Frenchman, Betram de Gourdon). King Richard asked the man 'What harm did I ever do to you that you should kill me?'. The Frenchman saw no reason to lie or to beg for his life and gave the King a straight answer. He said 'You killed with your own hand my father and two of my brothers and you likewise designed to have me killed'. His answer remarkably filled King Richard with remorse and he ordered the prisoner to be given 100 marks and to be released. Gourdon's good fortune (or luck) was short lived though. After the death of King Richard, his courtiers captured Gourdon and flayed him alive.