[MR] Wikipedia: Louis VIII, Unknown King of England

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Wed May 20 02:03:02 PDT 2015

Noble Friends,

Did the subject line catch your attention? Thought so! Louis VIII of 
France is possibly the most unknown King to rule England in history. 
During the Barons' Wars against Bad King John, some rebellious English 
barons offered the crown to Louis. In 1216, he landed an army in Kent 
and entered London unopposed where he had himself proclaimed King of 
England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_VIII_of_France . After King 
John's ignominious death, the barons began to desert Louis in favor of 
the young Henry III. Sir William Marshal defeated Louis' armies at the 
Battle of Lincoln on this day in 1217. After some later reverses, Louis 
agreed to leave England, renouncing his claim on the throne. Louis did 
rule over half of England for a bit more than a year, and was 
acknowledged as king by a substantial number of the barons. Not 
surprisingly, his brief rule is seldom noted by English historians, and 
he does not appear in the lists of English kings.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier,

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