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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Richard, John, William And Arthur
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:13:10 +0100
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A good place to start learning the basic historical and genealogical
facts about King John, and beginning to expunge some of the myths and
exaggerations about him that one may well have picked up from Sir Walter
Scott and other non-historical, popular sources is:
_King John_ by W. L. Warren.
As a starter source...
An excellent read...
Then follow up with the excellent biography of Henry II, also by Warren,
and the Gillingham biography of Richard I.
Among other talents, John was an accomplished cocksman. He had at least
seven identifiable bastards and two other possible bastards. King John,
no wuss, probably ranks third in that category, among British monarchs,
after Charles II and the incomparable Henry I.
"One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no
ordinary man could be such a fool."
George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) [1903-1950] ---- _Notes on
Nationalism_, May, 1945
Sol Disinfectus Optimus Est. Peccatoris Justificatio Absque
Paenitentia, Legem Destruit Moralem.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of
in your philosophy." ---- William Shakespeare [1564-1616] The Tragedy of
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene V, Lines 166-167
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