King John (1199–1216) The reign of King John is really a salutary reminder that murder and treachery may perhaps be forgiven in a monarch, not incompetence.

John had been the youngest and favourite son of Henry II, but he previously perhaps maybe maybe not been entrusted with any lands and ended up being mockingly nicknamed John Lackland. He attempted unsuccessfully to seize energy while their bro Richard I became away on crusade and ended up being delivered into exile upon Richard’s return. On their accession John had their own nephew Arthur murdered, fearing Arthur might pursue their own, definitely better, claim…