Richard /FitzRoy/: Death: 1246
Note: John was a Plantagenet king of the House of Anjou; Reign: 1199-1216; Best known for signing the Magna Charta. John's reign had become increasingly tyrannical. To support his wars he had extorted money, raised taxes and confiscated properties. His barons finally united to force his to respect their rights and privileges. John had little choice but to sign the Magna Charta presented to him by his barons at Runnymede in 1215. This made him subject rather than superior to the law. Shortly afterward John and the barons were at war.
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