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  Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
John failed to overthrow Richard's administrators during the German captivity and conspired with Philip II in another failed coup attempt.
The dispute centered on John's stubborn refusal to install the papal candidate, Stephen Langdon, as Archbishop of Canterbury; the issue was not resolved until John surrendered to the wishes of Pope Innocent III and paid tribute for England as the Pope's vassal.
John died in the midst of invasion from the French in the South and rebellion from his barons in the North.
britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon28.html   (606 words)

  John, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
John deserted his dying father in 1189 and joined the rebellion of his brother Richard, who succeeded to the throne as Richard I in the same year.
John refused (1206) to accept the election of Stephen Langton as Walter’s successor at Canterbury, and as a result Pope Innocent III placed (1208) England under interdict and excommunicated (1209) the king.
John had resorted to all means to secure men and money for his Poitou campaign, and after returning home he attempted to collect scutage from the barons who had refused to aid him on the expedition.
www.bartleby.com /65/jo/JohnEng.html   (804 words)

 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
John failed to overthrow Richard's administrators during the German captivity and conspired with Philip II in another failed coup attempt.
The dispute centered on John's stubborn refusal to install the papal candidate, Stephen Langdon, as Archbishop of Canterbury; the issue was not resolved until John surrendered to the wishes of Pope Innocent III and paid tribute for England as the Pope's vassal.
John died in the midst of invasion from the French in the South and rebellion from his barons in the North.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon28.html   (591 words)

 King John
John heard of his arrival and went to meet him, and was delighted when he saw O Neill's army because, he says, they were squeezed into a place which looked as if it would fit only 2,000 men, whereas there were a full 40,000 gathered there.
King John, it seems, employed the services of an Irish-speaking interpreter, who was given the task of conveying his wishes to the king's Irish counterpart.
King John swore by God's teeth that what he had said was good and very willingly granted him the delay; then he took his leave and repaired to his host, and the king of Cenel Eogain to his own.
www.deremilitari.org /resources/articles/duffy.htm   (9354 words)

 Kids' Zone > History homework > King John
John was forced to streadily withdraw and the rest of his reign was spent in a fruitless attempt to regain lost land at great expense to the kingdom at large.
John had no intention of allowing this to stand though, and soon the king was claiming that the document was not legal as he had been forced to sign it against his will.
The barons invited King Louis of France to be king of England.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page2400.asp   (832 words)

 King John Summary
King John is one of the so-called Shakespearean histories, plays written by William Shakespeare and based on the history of England.
The play dramatises the reign of King John of England, son of Henry II of Eng...
In the following excerpt, Pugliatti reexamines King John in light of Elizabethan politics, arguing that Shakespeare intended it as a commentary on the political crisis in England.
www.bookrags.com /King_John   (433 words)

 ::King John::
King John was born in 1167 and died in 1216.
Like William I, King John is one of the more controversial monarchs of Medieval England and is most associated with the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.
John was born on Christmas Eve, the youngest son of Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /king_john.htm   (806 words)

 CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters - John King
John King is CNN's chief national correspondent, responsible for reporting on a range of stories in the United States and around the world.
King's tenure has included a lead role in coverage of the 2004 presidential election, the events leading up to and around the 2003 war with Iraq, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the tax-cut debates of 2001and 2003 and the war on terrorism.
King also was CNN's lead reporter covering Vice President Al Gore in the closing weeks of the 2000 presidential campaign and during the post-election recount controversy, and he interviewed Gore on several occasions during the 2000 campaign cycle.
www.cnn.com /CNN/anchors_reporters/king.john.html   (491 words)

 John of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, John was the fifth son of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
King John's reign has been traditionally characterised as one of the most disastrous in English history: it began with defeats—he lost Normandy to Philip Augustus of France in his first five years on the throne—and ended with England torn by civil war and himself on the verge of being forced out of power.
John and one of his Justices in Eyre, the Sheriff of Nottingham, are portrayed as the villain and henchman in the Robin Hood legends.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_of_England   (3601 words)

 Earthlore Explorations Ireland- Historical Feature Site: King John's Castle, Limerick
John was the youngest son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitane.
When John was only eighteen, Henry II sent him to Ireland to represent the crown and learn the duties of rulership.
ing John's Castle was built to guard the Shannon frontier, and to serve as an administration center for the kingdom of Limerick in the Shannon Region of Ireland.
www.elore.com /elirhs01.html   (1424 words)

 BBC - History - King John (1167 - 1216)
When the rebels seized London, John was compelled to negotiate further and, on 19th June at Runnymede, he accepted the baronial terms embodied in the Magna Carta, which ensured feudal rights and restated English law.
King John, Magna Carta and the Invasion of 1217
King John, the Lusignan Affair and the Crisis of 1204
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/john_i_king.shtml   (428 words)

 King John-Folger Shakespeare Library
John’s opponent is a boy, Arthur, the son of another of John’s elder brothers now deceased.
Arthur’s cause has been taken up by the King of France and by the fierce-looking Austria, but nonetheless the boy falls into King John’s hands among the spoils of victory that King John enjoys when he defeats France and Austria on the battlefield.
While there are no royal heroes in King John, the play finds its hero in the Bastard, Sir Richard Plantagenet, an illegitimate son of Richard Coeur de Lion, who is identified as the Bastard’s father in the first place by the Bastard’s remarkable physical resemblance to him.
www.folger.edu /template.cfm?cid=908   (573 words)

 King John's Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
King John’s Castle is a fortified 13th century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick.
King John’s Castle is a visitor attraction of international standard, in the heart of Limerick’s Medieval District on King’s Island.
King John's Castle was built to guard the Shannon frontier, and to serve as an administration centre for Limerick.
www.shannonheritage.com /KJC.htm   (987 words)

 Shakespeare Resource Center - King John Synopsis
John proposes peace with the French king, ceding to him some English fiefs in France and arranging for the Dauphin to wed his niece, Blanch.
John's nobles ironically suspect John of murder—which was his original intent—and desert him for the French.
John, however, will not be in a position to appreciate the victory—he is poisoned by one of the monks while staying at Swinstead Abbey.
www.bardweb.net /plays/john.html   (329 words)

 History of the Monarchy > The Angevins > John Lackland
John was an able administrator interested in law and government but he neither trusted others nor was trusted by them.
Heavy taxation, disputes with the Church (John was excommunicated by the Pope in 1209) and unsuccessful attempts to recover his French possessions made him unpopular.
When John died in 1216 England was in the grip of civil war.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page64.asp   (306 words)

 King John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Life and Death of King John is one of the Shakespearean histories, plays written by William Shakespeare and based on the history of England.
The play dramatizes the reign of King John of England (reigned 1199–1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England.
Blanch of Spain, daughter to King of Castile, niece to King John (Blanche of Castile)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_John   (699 words)

 King John -- Chapter 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
KING PHILIP: From that supernal judge, that stirs good thoughts In any breast of strong authority, To look into the blots and stains of right: That judge hath made me guardian to this boy: Under whose warrant I impeach thy wrong And by whose help I mean to chastise it.
KING JOHN: Speak on with favour; we are bent to hear.
KING PHILIP: Now, citizens of Angiers, ope your gates, Let in that amity which you have made; For at Saint Mary's chapel presently The rites of marriage shall be solemnized.
www.litrix.com /kingjohn/kingj003.htm   (3088 words)

 John 'Dusty' King
John King was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1909.
King was there at the beginning, using a moniker of 'Dusty' and doing duty as the second lead.
King had a powerful, booming voice which was fine for musicals and the stage, but just didn't seem appropriate for the lowly western programmer.
www.surfnetinc.com /chuck/johnking.htm   (775 words)

 King John
King Philip is actually helped by the man Austria, supposedly since Austria is sorrowful for having killed Richard I. King Philip's son, Prince Lewis (the Dauphin), also helps his father threaten King John.
The two kings and their armies fight one another to prove which is the true king of England to Hubert, a leader in Algiers.
The kings agree and the marriage is settled, with the dowry including some outlying British lands and peace between King John and King Philip.
www.alchemistmatt.com /shakespeare/kingjohn.html   (641 words)

 John King Music
JOHN KING, composer and guitarist, has presented his unique style of composed and improvisational music in many major festivals, including the Next Wave Festival (NY)...
King sketched four movements of "AllSteel" on Sept. 10, 2001, then added another four in response to the tumultuous events of the next day.
The movements composed before the tragedy are energetic, jazzy and occasionally abrasive in their high spirits; those that followed move from numbed anguish to quiet resilience and hope.
www.johnkingmusic.com   (145 words)

 Amazon.com: King John, Revised edition (English Monarchs): Books: W. L. Warren   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
John especially suffers under this kind of examination, since the chroniclers who wrote about his reign were all either poorly informed, outrageously prejudiced, or both.
John is mocked with the name "Softsword" for having lost his hold on the French domains his father, Henry II, and his brother, Richard I, worked so hard to keep.
One of the points I came away with was that King John was apparently the founder of the great British navy, that pride of later generations.
www.amazon.com /King-John-Revised-W-Warren/dp/0520036433   (1840 words)

 Amazon.com: King John (Folger Shakespeare Library): Books: William Shakespeare,Paul Werstine,Dr. Barbara A. Mowat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While certain parties feel John's nephew Arthur is the true king, the truth of the matter is that the terms of succession had not been fully established.
Isaac Asimov says: "Phillip, (the French King, not Richard's son) after all, had upheld Arthur's cause in the first place only as far as it would serve his self interest." Well, John and the French King come to an agreement in that John's niece marries the French king's son and peace is made.
(King John did not recognize the Arch Bishop of Canterbury appointed by Rome.) John is often praised for defying the church's authority here, but it probably was not the safest move.
www.amazon.com /King-John-Folger-Shakespeare-Library/dp/0743484983   (1677 words)

 King John
KING JOHN Sirrah, your brother is legitimate; Your father's wife did after wedlock bear him, And if she did play false, the fault was hers; Which fault lies on the hazards of all husbands That marry wives.
KING JOHN Now keep your holy word: go meet the French, And from his holiness use all your power To stop their marches 'fore we are inflamed.
KING JOHN The legate of the pope hath been with me, And I have made a happy peace with him; And he hath promised to dismiss the powers Led by the Dauphin.
www.sacred-texts.com /sks/kj/kj.htm   (14982 words)

 Browse - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
King John is infamous as the villain of the Robin Hood legends.
As portrayed by Shakespeare, he is a mercurial enigma—dynamic one moment, standing up to the Pope and expanding England’s power through battle and crafty negotiation; and immobilized by doubt the next, driving his nobles to rebel and laying himself open to his enemies.
Famous historical figures, including John’s formidable mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, dominate this historical thriller rife with corruption and littered with broken promises, shifting alliances and grim deeds of political necessity.
www.orshakes.org /browse/production.aspx?prod=12   (154 words)

 John William King - Death Row Texas
John King has been sentenced to death in a trial that obsessively focused not on guilt or innocence, but on the political and religious ideas that John King held.
Through lies and innuendo, John King was transformed into the perfect scapegoat that ambitious politicians and misguided law enforcement officials needed to convict an innocent man and silence the opposition for passing unconstitutional hate-crime legislation.
If John King is executed, our precious right to the exercise of political and religious freedom will die with him.
ccadp.org /johnwilliamking.htm   (2890 words)

 The International Eye Foundation :: Giving :: The John Harry King Endowment Fund
The John Harry King Endowment Fund was established in 1994 to honor the memory of IEF's founder, Dr. John Harry King, Jr.
A true visionary, Dr. King combined his talents and skills with a vision of a better world through the prevention and cure of blindness.
The spirit of the Fund is to ensure financial stability and enhance future growth in order to fulfill and expand IEF's mission to prevent and cure of blindness in the developing world.
iefusa.org /jhkingendow.shtml   (224 words)

 King John, a CurtainUp Berkshire Review
Shakespeare compressed John's 17-year reign (1200 to 1216) into less than a year, focusing on a seemingly unbroken series of bloody struggles but without so much as a mention of his signing of the Magna Carta.
As England and France couldn't find a way to make their efforts at peace stick, and religion continued to rear its interfering head, so we continue to be overwhelmed by events that reinforce our inability to go a reasonable stretch of years without wars that leave innocent victims, especially children, in their wake.
Thus, while John is the title character, the real leader -- and the play's most interesting character -- is Phillip, the bastard son of Richard the Lion-Hearted and a married noblewoman.
www.curtainup.com /kingjohnberk.html   (866 words)

 King John Summary
Chatillion, an emissary from King Philip of France, declares that Philip claims the English crown and all its territories in the name of Arthur, King John's nephew.
John vows that he will sail to France immediately to wage war against Philip.
Robert argues that his father was overseas on a mission and the late King Richard was staying at the Faulconbridge estate when Philip was conceived; he...
www.enotes.com /king-john   (144 words)

 King John - Moviefone
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