[MR] Wikipedia: Death of Bad King John

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Mon Oct 19 02:01:50 PDT 2015

Noble Friends,

I loved WoW and it was wonderful to share that adventure with so many of 
you, but it is good to be back in my scriptorium and sending you these 
bits of history.

On this date in 1216, "Bad" King John of Magna Carta fame died of 
dysentery while campaigning against his rebellious barons. Although 
ruling about 17 years, John is generally accounted a failure by most 
historians. He certainly wasn't a nice guy--his word was about as 
reliable as a weather forecast.

John was so bad that his Barons invited Prince Louis of France to rule 
instead, and the French prince set himself up as an anti-king in 
England, collected taxes and ran much of the country for over a year. 
(He doesn't appear in any lists of English kings, though he probably 
deserves to be there, but he was, well, you know . . . French!)

You can read about King John in a rather extensive Wikipedia article at 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John,_King_of_England .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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