11 Facts About King John of England

The unlikely king that lost an empire

Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852–1917), as King John in ‘King John’ by William Shakespeare

John, King of England (1166–1216), is one of the more interesting monarchs in English history. From birth, he was unlikely to become king, but through the course of events would rule England from 1199–1216.

In those seventeen years, he would lose an empire and suffer several uprisings from his barons. He plotted against his brother, had a…

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