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John, King of England
b. December 24, 1166 – d. October 19, 1216
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John, King of England
John, King of England (1167–1216), King from 1199. He was the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was early nicknamed Lackland because he had not been provided like his brothers with an apanage of land by his father, though he was Henry’s favourite and richly endowed with castles and
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John of England
John of England(1167–1216). Vicious, shameless, and ungrateful, King John has been called the worst king ever to rule England. Yet the very excesses of his reign proved positive in that they provoked such a violent reaction that his subjects revolted and forced him to put his seal on the Magna Carta.
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John
John (1167–1216)King of England, 1199–1216Youngest child of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, John was his father’s favorite. “Lackland” was his early nickname because Henry endowed him with castles, not landed estates. In 1185, Henry sent John to rule Ireland, but his abusive, irresponsible conduct