Important facts John was known as John Lackland. He died in 1216 and was placed in the tomb above. He did on the 16th of October in Newark Castle. On 24th of August, 1200 he married Isabelle of Angouleme
John had five children, his sons were Henry III of England and Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall. His daughters were Isabella of England, Eleanor of Leicester, Joan, Lady of Wales and Joan of England, Queen of Scotland
John became king in 1199 because his brother, King Richard died. His reign started in an unfortunate way. In 1202, John's nephew, Arthur of Brittany, was murdered. Many in Brittany believed that John was responsible for his murder and they rebelled against John.
King John was born from 1167 to 1216. He was born on Christmas Eve and was the younger son of Henry II. As a child, he was intended to be the overshadowed by his older brother Richard. John developed a reputation for rages which led to foaming in his mouth. He got the nickname John Lackland because when his brother died he didn't leave him with any land. In 1199! Richard died in France and John became king of England.