Tag Archive: King Richard I

King John arrives in the USA!

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King John of England, best known as the wicked King who ruled England in the Robin Hood legends. Was he really as bad as he’s portrayed in the legends? Well, he may have been worse! As the fifth son of King Henry II, John was a long shot to become the King. But the earlier…

MAP#63: Marc Morris, King John and the Road to Magna Carta

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This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The medieval King responsible for the document is King John of England. He didn’t create it, but it was his turbulent reign that caused the Barons to create the document. King John put his seal on it in June 1215 and then refused to abide…

Robin Hood Pageant sees Nottingham Castle go back in time

Nottingham Castle was transformed into a medieval village over the weekend for the 21st Robin Hood Pageant. Minstrels wandered through the grounds, King Richard I was watching over events and, of course, Robin Hood himself was there. There were demonstrations, a medieval alehouse and a chance for people to turn lead into “gold” at an…

Medieval Cross Influenced Ancient Benin Culture

In the eleventh century Christians grew worried when the Turks conquered Palestine and captured Jerusalem in 1076 A.D, and stopped Christian pilgrims from traveling to the Holy Land. The Emperor of Constantinople asked the pope for help against the Turks. Pope Urban II called a great council in 1095 A.D at Clermont in France; He…