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King John



Effigy of King John on his tomb in Worcester Cathedral.
This is the earliest royal effigy in England (earlier ones in France).
See full size. From here.




King John (see here).
Reigned 1199-1216.
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland ("King of Ireland") 1177-1184.
He succ 1199.
The play King John by Shakespeare spans 1199-1216.
He mar 1200 to Isabella Taillefer [descendant of Charlemagne].
He ordered erection of Dublin Castle 1204.
Built King John's Castle, Limerick c.1210.
He was forced to sign the Magna Carta 1215.
He died 1216.
He was bur before the High Altar in Worcester cathedral.
He had issue by Isabella:


  1. Henry III, born 1207,
    reigned 1216-1272.


King John also had illegitimate issue:


  1. Richard FitzRoy,
    mar Rohese de Dover [dau of Fulbert de Dover],
    had issue:


    1. Isabella de Dover,
      mar Maurice de Berkeley and had issue.


    2. Lorette de Dover,
      mar William Marmion, 2nd Baron Marmion of Winteringham,
      had issue:

      1. John Marmion, 3rd Baron Marmion of Winteringham,
        had issue:

        1. John Marmion, 4th Baron Marmion of Winteringham,
          mar Maud Furnival,
          had issue:

          1. Joan Marmion,
            mar Sir John Bernake,
            had issue:

            1. Maud Bernake,
              mar Ralph de Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell,
              had issue:

              1. Maud Cromwell, mar Sir William Fitzwilliam and had issue.





King John's tomb in Worcester Cathedral.
From Andrew Kelsall. See Andrew J. Kelsall Photography. Used with permission.
See other shot from Andrew Kelsall. Used with permission.



King John's tomb in Worcester Cathedral.
See full size. From here.
See another shot from Tom Ritchie. See terms of use.
See more Flickr images.



Drawing of the above effigy of King John in Worcester Cathedral.
From A Student's History of England by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1916). See here.
Originally from Stothard's Monumental Effigies.
See also a cast of the effigy at the Victoria and Albert Museum.





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