What did King John think of himself and King Richard?
By the way, I'm talking about King John of England
I'm stuck on a history assignment. Please answer?? What were his thoughts on himself, and of his brother King Richard?
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Richard I the Lionheart
Richard the Lionheart was the son of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and the second king in the Plantagenet line.
Richard was far more interested in his holdings in France and in his Crusading endeavors than he was in governing England, where he spent about six months of his ten-year reign. In fact, he nearly depleted the treasury left by his father in order to fund his Crusade. Though he scored some successes in the Holy Land, Richard and his fellow Crusaders failed to meet the objective of the Third Crusade, which was to recapture Jerusalem from Saladin.
King John was the son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the younger brother of Richard I.
John's life was characterized by tumultuous relationships. Though favored by his father, he allied with his brother Richard to rebel against him. He also allied with Philip II in order to fight against Richard, and later warred against the French king, as well. He was disliked and mistrusted by many of the English barons, and he was even excommunicated by the pope for a time. More…