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  • ID: I601662799
  • Name: John I "Lackland" Plantagenet King Of ENGLAND
  • Given Name: John I "Lackland" Plantagenet King Of
  • Surname: England
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 Dec 1166 in Kings Manor House,Oxford,Oxfordshire,England
  • Death: 19 Oct 1216 in Newark Castle,Nottinghamshire,England
  • Burial: 1216 Cathedral,Worcester,Worcestershire,England
  • LDS Baptism: 26 Nov 1932
  • Endowment: 24 Feb 1933 Temple: ARIZO
  • Event: Ruled Unknown 1199-1216
  • Event: Bullet Unknown 1215 Signed The Magna Charta
  • Change Date: 15 May 2004
  • Note:
    REFN: ems-jw
    Ancestral File Number: 8XJ4-1K
    Matthew Paris wrote, 'Foul as it is, hell itself is defiled by thepresence of King John', and this pretty well sums up John'sreputation--until 1944, that is. For in that year Professor Galbraithdemonstrated in a lecture to an astonished world that the chief chroniclesource for the reign of John was utterly unreliable. Since then bad KingJohn has been getting better and better, until now he is nearly wellagain, and a leading scholar in the field has seriously warned us thatthe twentieth century could wellcreate it own John myth.

    A man who can create so many myths, or rather havethem created about him,is clearly outstanding in some way, but the myths hidethe truth. Plainlythe chroniclers who invented stories about him after his deathcan tell uslittle, and we should not take too much notice of people who condemnedJohn for carrying out his father's (and his brother's officials']policiesand administratrive routines, nor indeed those who condemned himbecause ofthebitter troubles that happened in the succeeding reign,troubles which werein no means entirely of John's making. Recenthistorians have turned to the administrative records of his reign, andfound there a very different picture; but still the lingering doubtsremain--were these records the result of John's skill and application orof those of his able staff?

    John was a paunchy littleman, five feet five inches tall, with erecthead, staring eyes, flaring nostrils andthick lips set in a cruel pout,as his splendid monument at Worcester shows. He had the tempestous natureof all his family, and a driving demoniac energy: Professor Barlow saysthat 'he prowled around his kingdom,' which is an evocative phrase, butit would be truer to say that he raced around it. He was fastidious abouthis person--taking more baths than several other medieval kings puttogether, and owning the ultimate in luxury, for that time, adressing-gown. He loved good food and drink, and gambled a great deal,though he usually lost--theresults of his typical impatience andcarelessness are recorded on his expenserolls; above all things he lovedwomen. Some say his 'elopment' was the cause of his loss of Normandy. Hewas generous to the poor (for instance, he remittedto them the penaltiesof the forest law), and to his servants; at the least hewent through themotions of being a Christian king. He was extortionate,thoughif oneconsiders the terrific increase in his outgoings (a mercenary soldiercost him 200 per cent more in wages than he would have in Henry II'sday)one canunderstand some of his actions in the field. He was deeplyconcerned about justice, took care to attend to court business, andlistened to supplicants with sympathy; he had also an urgent desire forpeace in the land, saying that his peace was to be observed 'even if wehave granted it to a dog.' But for all that,he had two totallyunredeeming vices; he was suspicious, and enjoyed acloak-and-daggeratmosphere--simply he did not inspire trust in his subjects. Dr. Warrensays of him with some justice that if he had lived in the twentiethcenture he would have adored to run a secret police.

    He was born at Oxford on Christmas Eve 1167. He was oblated for a monk atthe abbey of Fontevrault at the age of one year, but was back at court bythe time he was six--plainly he had no vocation, but he probably pickedup at this early stage his fastidiousness and hispassion for books: hislibrary followed him wherever he went. He was his father's favourite, buthe turned against the old man when his chance came,as he didagainstRichard (who had been very generous to his brother) when thelatter wasincaptivity in 1193. The episode was a miserable failure, but it possiblysowed the seeds of distrust for John in England, where they began tosprout luxuriantly in 1199 when Richard died and John came to the throne.

    Immeditaely thechallenge came: Philip Augustus, the

    Father: Henry II "Plantagenet" ENGLAND b: 5 Mar 1132/1133 in Le Mans,Sarthe,Maine/Pays de La Loire,France
    Mother: Eleanor Of AQUITAINE b: 1123 in Poitiers,Aquitaine,France

    Marriage 1 Isabella Of Angouleme TAILLEFER b: 1188 in Angouleme,Aquitaine,Charente,France
    • Married: 24 Aug 1200 in Bordeaux,Gironde,France
    • Event: Alt. Marriage Unknown 24 Aug 1200 in Bordeaux,France
    • Note: _UID45ECD01570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5CF5FE
    1. Has Children Henry III Plantagenet King Of ENGLAND b: 1 Oct 1207 in Winchester Castle,Winchester,Hampshire,England
    2. Has Children Richard PLANTAGENET b: 5 Jan 1208/1209 in Winchester Castle,Winchester,Hampshire,England
    3. Has No Children Joan PLANTAGENET b: 22 Jul 1210 in Gloucester,Gloucestershire,England
    4. Has Children Eleanor PLANTAGENET b: 1215 in Gloucester,Gloucestershire,England
    5. Has No Children Joan Princess Of ENGLAND b: 1211
    6. Has Children Isabella Of ENGLAND b: 1214 in Winchester,Hampshire,England
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth Empress Of GERMANY b: 1214

    Marriage 2 Suzanne Plantagenet De WARENNE b: Abt 1166 in Surrey,Kent,England
    • Married: in No Marriage
    • Sealing Spouse: Submitted
    • Note: _UIDD019D11570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5CAE5F
    1. Has Children Richard FITZROY b: Abt 1186 in Winchester,Hampshire,England

    Marriage 3 Matilda GIFFORD
    • Married: in Unmarried
    • Sealing Spouse: Submitted
    • Note: _UID4449D11570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5C526F

    Marriage 4 Hawisa FITZWARIN
    • Married: in Unmarried
    • Note: _UID4249D11570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5C504F

    Marriage 5 Isabel Fitzrobert Countess Of GLOUCESTER b: Abt 1173 in Tewkesbury,Gloucestershire,England
    • Married: 29 Aug 1189 in 1st Husband 1St Wife - Divorced 1199
    • Sealing Spouse: Submitted
    • Note:
      The marriage was annulled in 1200 on the grounds of consanguinity (aclose family relationship).

    Marriage 6 Agatha De FERRERS b: 1168 in Ferrers,Derbyshire,England
    • Married: 1188 in No Marriage
    • Sealing Spouse: Submitted
    • Note: _UID1B19D11570A7D811BD0D0000E812BF5CF90F
    1. Has Children Joan PLANTAGENET b: 22 Jul 1190 in Newark Castle,Nottinghamshire,England
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