The Monarchs: King John (1199 – 1216) – One of England’s Most Terrible Kings – Famous for Sealing the Magna Carta

'Signing' Magna Carta - Was Actually Sealed

King John is thought to be the antithesis of King Richard, the Lionheart who preceded him. If Richard was tall, strong, brave and an accomplished military leader, John was short, weak, cowardly and completely unskilled in the art of war. After … [Read more...]

Great Events in British History: A Beginner’s Guide to The Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII

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Henry VIII broke with the Church of Rome following the Pope’s refusal to grant him an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Once he was Head of the Church in England and in possession of a new wife, Henry cast his eyes covetously on a new … [Read more...]