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King John of England

An unpopular king, John of England lost most of the English holdings in France and was forced by his barons to accept the Magna Carta.

King John of England
During his reign, King John of England was forced to sign the Magna Carta and lost most of England's possessions in France.

A Concise Biography of King John of England
An overview of King John's life and reign, by your Guide.

King John in Print
Biographies of King John of England and general historical background of Britain during John's reign and those of his family.

John, Lackland (1199-1216 AD)
Brief bio at Britannia Internet Magazine.

John (c.1167 - 1216)
Concise biography at BBC; part of their "Historic Figures" series.

John, king of England
Extensive multipage biography at Infoplease.

Fees for Use of the Great Seal, 1199
Modern English translation of the charter taken from Foedera, Conventiones, Litterae, etc., (Thomas Rymer, ed.), placed online at Paul Halsall's Medieval Sourcebook.

King John of England and the Jews
Modern English translation of the Confirmation of the Charters of the Jews, taken from The Jews of Angevin England: Documents and Records (Joseph Jacobs), placed online at Paul Halsall's Medieval Sourcebook.

The Magna Carta
Informative background, image and translation at the National Archives.

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