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

King John (1199–1216) The reign of King John is a salutary reminder that murder and treachery may well be forgiven in a monarch, not incompetence. John had been the youngest and favourite son of Henry II, but he previously perhaps maybe not been entrusted with any lands and had been mockingly nicknamed John Lackland. He […]