Biography of John "Lackland" I King England

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: /France/Families/Anjou_aka_Plantagenet[Paternal].html#John_Lackland_I_King_England_1166-1216

Maternal Family Tree: /France/Families/Dangereuse_Ile-Bouchard_Viscountess_Chatellerault_1079-1151[MFT].html#John_Lackland_I_King_England_1166-1216

Descendants Family Trees:

Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

John "Lackland" I King England

William "Conqueror" I King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 10 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings England: Son of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 2 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France

Timeline

On 24 Dec 1166 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was born to Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks, Queen Consort England 1122-1204

Around 1168 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was sent to live in Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon to be trained for the Church.

On 29 Aug 1189 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 by marriage 3rd Earl Gloucester (1C 1121)

On 29 Aug 1189 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Isabella Fitzrobert 3rd Countess Gloucester, Countess Essex 1173-1217 were married at Marlborough Castle, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Around 1190 Richard Fitzroy 1190-1246 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Adela Plantagenet in Chilham Castle, Chilham, Kent

Around 1191 Joan Plantagenet 1191-1237 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Adela Plantagenet

Before 06 Apr 1199 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 had his marriage to Isabella Fitzrobert 3rd Countess Gloucester, Countess Essex 1173-1217 annulled due to consanuinity but more likely because John's new status mean't he had better prospects.

On 06 Apr 1199 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 succeeded I King England: Plantagenet Angevin

On 27 May 1199 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was crowned I King England: Plantagenet Angevin by Hubert Walter Archbishop Canterbury 1160-1205 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster.

On 24 Aug 1200 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246 were married at Angouleme

On 01 Aug 1202 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 defeated the army of his nephew Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 and Hugh Lusignan X Count Lusignan, V Count La Marche 1183-1249 which was besieging John's mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks, Queen Consort England 1122-1204 at Mirebeau Castle, Mirebeau. John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 took Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 's army by surprise capturing most. Arthur Plantagenet 3rd Duke Brittany 1187-1203 and, probably, his sister Eleanor Plantagenet 1184-1241, both of whom arguably had better claims to the throne than John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 were captured.

On 01 Oct 1207 Henry III King England 1207-1272 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246 at Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire

In 1208 Gwenwynwyn ap Owain Mathrafal Prince Powys Wenwynwyn 1176-1216 arrested by John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

On 05 Jan 1209 Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246

On 22 Jul 1210 Joan Plantagenet 1210-1238 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246

In 1214 Isabella Plantagenet 1214-1241 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246

In 1215 Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Pembroke, Countess Leicester 1215-1275 was born to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 and Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England 1188-1246 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Magna Carta

On 15 Jun 1215 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 met with his Baron's at Runnymede, Windsor, Berkshire where he agreed to the terms of the Magna Carta which attempted to reduce the King's authority through political reform. Those who signed as surety included:
Roger Bigod 2nd Earl Norfolk 1144-1221,
his son Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl Norfolk 1182-1225,
Henry Bohun 1st Earl Hereford 1176-1220,
Richard Clare 3rd Earl Hertford 1153-1217,
his son Gilbert Clare 5th Earl Gloucester, 4th Earl Hertford 1180-1230,
William "The Younger" Marshal 2nd Earl Pembroke 1190-1231, !

On 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 died at Newark Castle, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire.. John Monmouth 1182-1248 was present.On his deathbed, John appointed a council of thirteen executors to help Henry reclaim the kingdom and requested that his son be placed into the guardianship of William Marshal 1146-1219.

After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was buried at Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire

After 19 Oct 1216 Monument to John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216. Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire.

John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 visited at Monmouth, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales

Ancestry

Father: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

GrandFather: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy

Great GrandFather: Fulk "Young" King Jerusalem

Great GrandMother: Ermengarde La

GrandMother: Empress Matilda Duchess Normandy

Great GrandFather: Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great Great GrandFather: William "Conqueror" I King England

Great Great GrandMother: Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England

Great GrandMother: Edith aka Matilda Dunkeld Queen Consort England

Mother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks