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King John LacklandAge: 49 years11661216

Name
King John Lackland
Birth
Beaumont Palace
December 24, 1166
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Latitude: N51.75 Longitude: W1.25

Death of a fatherKing Henry Plantagenet II
July 6, 1189 (Age 22 years)

MarriageIsabella of AngoulemeView this family
August 24, 1200 (Age 33 years)
Bordeaux, Loiret, Centre, France
Latitude: N48.1 Longitude: E2.5167

Death of a motherEleanor of Aquitaine
April 1, 1204 (Age 37 years)
Anjou, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Latitude: N45.35 Longitude: E4.8833

Birth of a son
#1
King Henry of Winchester III
October 1, 1207 (Age 40 years)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Latitude: N51.0167 Longitude: W1.3167

Death
Newark Castle
October 19, 1216 (Age 49 years)
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
Latitude: N53.0739 Longitude: W0.8093

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 18, 1152Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
15 years
himself
King John Lackland
Birth: Beaumont PalaceDecember 24, 1166Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Newark CastleOctober 19, 1216Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
brother
Father’s family with Ida de Tosny - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-brother
William LONGESPEE
Birth: Woodstock Manorabout 1176Oxfordshire, England
Death: Salisbury CastleMarch 7, 1226Wiltshire, England
Family with Isabella of Angouleme - View this family
himself
King John Lackland
Birth: Beaumont PalaceDecember 24, 1166Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Newark CastleOctober 19, 1216Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
wife
Isabella of Angouleme
Birth: 1188Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Fontevauld AbbeyMay 31, 1246Anjou, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Marriage: August 24, 1200Bordeaux, Loiret, Centre, France
7 years
son
King Henry of Winchester III
Birth: Winchester CastleOctober 1, 1207Winchester, Hampshire, England
Death: Westminster AbbeyNovember 16, 1272

Shared note

During his lifetime John acquired two epithets. One was "Lackland" (Fr ench: Sans Terre), because, as his father's youngest son, he did not i nherit land out of his family's holdings, and because as King he los t significant territory to France.[2] The other was "Softsword" signif ying his supposed lack of prowess in battle.[3]

Apart from entering popular legend as the enemy of Robin Hood, he is p erhaps best-known for having acquiesced -to the barons of English nobi lity- to seal Magna Carta, a document which limited kingly power in En gland and which is popularly thought as an early step in the evolutio n of limited government.