Crooked King John And The Magna Carta
Featuring Ben Miller
in the title role, Horrible Histories
looks at the life and reign of King John (1166-1216).
King John was one of the most rotten rulers of the lot, whose life was dominated by fights with English noblemen. This episode will explore what was happening in the world during King John's life, such as the rise of Genghis Khan, and the Crusades as well as looking at the King himself, as he went from problem child to angry adult and how, just a year before his rotten death, he signed the Magna Carta in 1215 - the greatest thing to come out of his reign and a document that still affects our lives today.
- Saturday 7th February 2015
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
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