King John was styled as, "Joannes Rex Angliae et Dominus Hiberniae, Dux Normaniae et Aquitaniae et Comes Andigaviae."
Crowned by Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury.
John's first marriage was an"ed on the grounds of consanguinity.
John was not particularly religious, even before being excommunicated. Once while John was hunting, a large stag was killed. "What a fine life that animal has had, and yet it has never heard holy Mass."
John had a drooping left eye, as did his son Henry III, and grandson Edward I.
Died of dysentery.
King John was, of course, the title character in Shakespeare's play King John, which is better theatre than history but much better history than his Richard III.
King Philip of France says to John, during a parley:
"But thou from loving England art so far
That thou hast under-wrought his lawful king,
Cut off the sequence of posterity,
Outfaced infant state, and done a rape
Upon the maiden virtue of the crown."
Act 2, scene 1
Portrayed by Claude Rains in the 1938 film, "The Adventures of Robin Hood."
Portrayed by Guy Rolfe in the 1952 film, "Ivanhoe."
Portrayed, as Prince John, by Hubert Gregg in the 1952 film, "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men."
Portrayed by Hubert Gregg, Brian Haines, and Donald Pleasance in the 1955-58 television series, "The Adventures of Robin Hood."
Portrayed by Nigel Terry in the 1968 film, "Lion in Winter".
Portrayed by John Duttine in the 1978 BBC-2 series, "The Devil's Crown."
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