King John is often remembered as one of England’s most inept and disliked rulers. By the time he was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215, John lost authority, territory, and a lot of friends. Some, however, did remain loyal. In this week’s episode, Kristin looks at King John and his dogs.
William Chadwick, King John of England: A History and Vindication, Based on the Original Authorities, John Russell Smith, (1865).
Stephen Church, King John and the Road to Magna Carta, Basic Books, (2015).
Ralph of Coggeshall, Radulphi de Coggeshall Chronicon Anglicanum, Longman & Co., (1875).
Marc Morris, King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England, the Road to Magna Carta, Pegasus Books, (2015).
Henrietta Kaye, Serving the Man that Ruled: Aspects of the Domestic Arrangements of the Household of King John, 1199-1216, Dissertation, University of East Anglia, (2013).
“King John,” Worcester Cathedral, http://worcestercathedral.co.uk/King_John.php, accessed 14 January 2019.
Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Medieval Dogs, The British Library, (2013).
This episode is part of our Doggy History Series.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)