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King John


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n King John youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
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In literature:

There King John met him; he came in the ship with Bishop Thorgil.
"The Norwegian account of Haco's expedition against Scotland, A.D. MCCLXIII." by Sturla Þórðarson
They are said to have been suggested by a circumstance which occurred in the time of King John.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Pandulph, the Pope's legate, his politic dealing with King John, vii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
When King John heard of the way in which the abbot lived, he made up his mind to put a stop to it.
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
He has studied the reign of King John to little purpose if he is not more considerate of the rights of others on the playground.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
King John would listen to no such terms.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Ivanhoe's griefs were enhanced by the wickedness of king John, under whom he would not serve.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope
Don John's loyalty could never have contemplated the use of the place as a keep to be held in an attack on his King.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
He claims to be a descendant of King John.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
John, King (France), 59.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
Faithful John told the King to stay in the ship, and to wait for him.
"Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Their son was one of the barons who forced King John to grant the Magna Carta.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
Only two of the king's five sons remained in Portugal, and they were the youngest, dom John and dom Fernando.
"The Red Book of Heroes" by Leonora Blanche Lang
I believe he was descended from John White, printer for the five northern counties of England to King William.
"Banbury Chap Books" by Edwin Pearson
Sir John Norris had again sailed to the Baltic with a strong squadron to give weight to the king's mediation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
It was an ancient fortress, dating back to the reign of King John.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
Sir John, who became a judge of the King's Bench, lived till 1628.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
My dear old Parr, I don't believe a word you write about King John!
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
But John said it was not for sale, but that he kept it to make gifts of tribute to the kings whose realm he was visiting.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs

In poetry:

"No help, no help, O false Sir John,
No help, nor pity thee;
Tho' seven kings' daughters you have drownd,
But the eighth shall not be me."
"May Colven" by Andrew Lang
At first it were thought t'were an Outing
Till somebody spotted King John
Who were hiding away from the Barons
On account of a row that were on
"King John" by Stanley Holloway
Meagre cheer,
But tidings that break through our slow suspense,
Like the first thunder-clap in sultry air.
Don John sets sail from Sicily, to wed
A Princess chosen by the King. Maria--
"The Spagnoletto. Act V" by Emma Lazarus
John. Shall I resign the sceptre of my sires,
And give the haughty Barons leave to reign?
No! Perish all before that fatal hour.
The majesty of Kings I will sustain,
And be a monarch, while I am a man.
"Runnamede, A Tragedy. Acts III.-V." by John Logan
Then the King asked John if he'd like to see His Majesty.
"Oh, yes," replied John, "His Majesty I would really like to see."
And John looked earnestly into the King's face,
And said, "How am I to know His Grace?"
"An Adventure in the Life of King James V of Scotland" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then said John to the King, when he looked round the room,
"Sir, I hope I will see the King very soon."
Because to see the King, John rather dreaded,
At last he said to the King, "'Tis you! the rest are bare-headed."
"An Adventure in the Life of King James V of Scotland" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Each year, Elton John and his friend, tennis legend Billie Jean King, host a charity tennis tourney called World Team Tennis Smash Hits.
CNN's John King speaks with Jonathan Mayer, the grad student who cracked the code that allowed Google to track users.
The King's Indian: Stories and Tales by John Gardner, illustrated by Herbert L Fink Knopf, 323 pp.
Hebron Academy Head of School John King looks out on to the ice at Robinson Arena on the campus.
(The last King John of Scotland, John Balliol, presided over a disastrous reign, and his successors avoided any connection to him.
John King, CNN chief national correspondent.
John King, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR.
Sacramento's John Salmons passes around Dallas' OJ Mayo in the third quarter during the Sacramento Kings vs the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Monday, December 10, 2012.
Senior correspondent John Miller talks to Charlie Rose and Gayle King about the case.
"There go the slummers," says John Tottenham, a poet who has been coming to the King Eddy since the 1980s.
Paul Barwick and John Singer were first to apply for same-sex marriage in King County.
Under-fire fashion king John Galliano's woes are mounting – he's facing a lawsuit for defamation after accusing his former lawyer of embezzlement.
Jefferson Parish President John Young noted that Smoothie King was founded in the parish.
If you find yourself in a situation similar to that of John and Martha King, with police officers pointing guns at you as you exit your aircraft, just follow their instructions.
Asked to respond to Breitbart during an interview Thursday night with CNN's John King, Sherrod called Breitbart a liar and accused him of stoking racist elements.