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King John Lackland, King of England

1199 - 1216

Born: 24 Dec 1167, Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England
Father: FitzEmpress, Henry II Curtmantle, King of England
Mother: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine
Acceded: 27 May 1199, Westminster Abbey, London, England
Died: 19 Oct 1216, Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Interred: Worcester Cathedral

Reigned 1199-1216. Signed Magna Carta in 1215 at Runnymede.  . He came into conflict with his Barons and was forced to Sign the Magna Carta. His later repudiation of the charter led to the first barons war 1215-17 during which John died. Burke says he was born in 1160.

King of Ireland 1177, Count of Mortain 1189, Earl of Gloucester.

Time Line

1209 - John excommunicated

1209 - First stone London Bridge built

1215 - Magna Carta signed

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