On this day 19th October – King John…

1216– King John also known as John Lackland dies at Newark-on-Trent, speculation was rife that he had been poisoned. his body was escorted south by a company of mercenaries and he was buried in Worcestershire Cathedral.  He was succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry III.

King John is remembered for many reasons e.g; his excommunication in 1209, the loss of Normandy,  his mistresses and of course Magna Carta.

For information on available titles from the reign of King John, and namely our Magna Carta Baronies please contact > mailto:ltaylor@manorial.co.uk