King John

by Hammy

Who was King John?

In 1215 CE, in England there was a king named John. He murdered his nephew. He was not a pleasant person.

What was King John known for?

King John was known for stealing money, people's belonging's and land.King John kept the

and wealth for himself after he banned the monks. King John raised taxes without consulting anyone which made the nobles mad. King John was forced to sign the Magna Carta by his nobles. If he did not sign his nobles would desert him.

Why did King John sign the Magna Carta?

Without an army behind him, some pretender would soon steal his throne. The king was furious about it, but he signed the Magna Carta.

The Magna Carta was a list of rights. Most rights were already law. The Magna Carta restated them so there would be no confusion. The Magna Carta added new rights. One of the new rights was that nobles could keep watch over the king. They could seize his castles if he did not keep his word.