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John, King John, John Lackland(noun)
youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623.
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King John and the barons would surely have been astonished that over time Magna Carta came to be regarded as one of the most important constitutional documents in our history, king John and the barons would not have believed that barons' lists of demands would become a symbol of democracy, justice, Human Rights and perhaps above all, the rule of law for the whole world. But King John and the barons is exactly what has happened.
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