Richard the Lionheart
Richard (1157 - 1199) was king of England. So what has that to do with young people in Australia? Lots. The republican debate is very relevant. A common view is that it isn't really polite to be even talking about it while Elizabeth II is still with us. To many, she is the personification of monarchy. But to really understand monarchy, we need a larger number of samples.
Then again, Richard's is some story, worth reading for its own sake.