John Lackland

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Noun1.John Lackland - youngest son of Henry IIJohn Lackland - 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)
Plantagenet, Plantagenet line - the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
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ON THIS DAY 1167: King John (John Lackland) was born in Oxford.
Crowds watch the execution of Scottish serial killer William Burke (1792-1829) 1167: King John (John Lackland) was born in Oxford.
Of even greater significance is Hanley's suggestion that Louis stood a good chance of becoming king of England in 1216 and 1217, and that he might well have succeeded if Philip II had supported his son's invasion of England more actively, if Louis had undergone coronation, if he had secured Dover, and if the unpopular king John Lackland had not died during the course of the invasion, robbing Louis of a foe who made the French contender look palatable in comparison.