Born: 24 Dec 1167 in Kings Manor House, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Married: 24 Aug 1200 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Died: 19 Oct 1216 in Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire, England
Father: "Plantagenet" Henry II, King of England,"Plantagenet"
Mother: Eleanor, Princess of Aquitaine
Wife: Isabella De Taillefer (3)
Born: about 1180 in Angoulene, Charente, France
Died: 31 May 1245 in Fontevrault Abbey, Fontevrault, Maine-et-Loire, France
02 (F): Joan Makepeace
King of England John I, King of England:
King John I signed the Magna Carta in 1215. It said the king had to obey the law like everyone else, and that the Lords had a right to replace him if he did not.
While John was king all of the lands in France that his father had reigned over, were lost.
During King John's rein English began its rise as the county's language. Before John French had been the language of royalty.
King John is the evil king in the story of Robin Hood. John was unpopular becaused he taxed everyone to pay for the Third Crusade, but also, it is thought, because he wasnot a very nice person.
Revised: November 26, 2016