Definition of John lackland
1. 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).
Group relationships: Plantagenet, Plantagenet Line
Generic synonyms: King Of England, King Of Great Britain
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1. The History of England by Thomas Keightley (1840)
"JOHN (LACKLAND.) 1199—1216. To secure England John sent thither his fast friends, Hubert archbishop of Canterbury, and the earl-marshal William earl of ..."
2. Studies and Notes Supplementary to Stubbs' Constitutional History Down to by Charles Petit-Dutaillis, Georges Lefebvre (1908)
"X. THE TWO TRIALS OF john lackland. ACCORDING to the narrative of Stubbs, John Lackland was twice condemned as contumacious by the court Narrative of of ..."
3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"In the case of john lackland, the two blunders combine together in a wonderful manner ... john lackland ..."
4. A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century by Leopold von Ranke (1875)
"john lackland and Magna Charta. Despite all the community of interests between the sovereigns of the Conquest and their vassals, grounds of hostility ..."
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