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1 Warm-up #10 What qualities do you think are important in a good leader? What qualities do you think are important in a good leader? What should the people do if they have a poor ruler? What should the people do if they have a poor ruler?

2 Could the rich control the king? God fearing A good judge of character A good soldier Around the picture below, you can read some of the qualities which medieval people expected their king to have! Rich – but not greedy! Fit and strong Inspiring! Hardworking Brave Wise Firm – but fair!

3 Fact in Fiction: The story of Robin Hood Robin Hood was a fictional figure but his nemesis King John was not. Robin Hood was a fictional figure but his nemesis King John was not. King John ruled England from 1199 to He came into power while his brother Richard the Lionhearted was away on the 3 rd Crusade. King John ruled England from 1199 to He came into power while his brother Richard the Lionhearted was away on the 3 rd Crusade. Lets find out how he was portrayed… Lets find out how he was portrayed…

4 According to this cartoon, what negative qualities did King John have?

5 King John King John was just as bad as his character in Robin Hood. King John was just as bad as his character in Robin Hood. Reputation as being greedy. Reputation as being greedy. Not popular with people…poor warrior. Not popular with people…poor warrior. Imprisoned people without trials. Imprisoned people without trials. Some people thought he killed his nephew (Richard I’s son) so he could get the throne after Richard’s death. Some people thought he killed his nephew (Richard I’s son) so he could get the throne after Richard’s death. He had a number of problems…let’s look at three of his biggest problems! He had a number of problems…let’s look at three of his biggest problems!

6 King John and the Magna Carta

7 Problem Number 1 He fought with the Pope over the selection of the Archbishop of Canterbury. From 1209 until 1213, the Pope excommunicated King John and banned all church services in England. The people feared for their souls! John used this as an excuse to take Church land and sell it back to the bishops at a profit.

8 Problem Number 2 John went to war twice against the French king. His army was badly beaten both times. He lost almost all the land that his father had gained in France!

9 John raised taxes in England to pay for the wars. This upset his BARONS! He ordered them to pay far more tax than earlier kings had done! He didn’t even consult them. Problem Number 3

10 THINK! Which of the three problems do you think upset the barons the most? If you were a baron in 1215 what would you do in response to King John’s actions?

11 How did the barons strike back? In 1214 many barons rebelled against John. They believed that he could not rule the country properly and was treating them unfairly. In 1214 many barons rebelled against John. They believed that he could not rule the country properly and was treating them unfairly. In 1215 the barons forced John to sign the MAGNA CARTA (or great charter). In 1215 the barons forced John to sign the MAGNA CARTA (or great charter). This was the first time anyone had expected an English king to obey a set of rules. This was the first time anyone had expected an English king to obey a set of rules.

12 What does King John say about loyalty? How do the barons respond? Who do you agree with?

13 What would you demand from King John? In your group of four, write a list of three demands you would make when dealing with King John. In your group of four, write a list of three demands you would make when dealing with King John. Be sure to address the problems discussed above. Be sure to address the problems discussed above.

14 The Magna Carta I, King John, accept that I have to govern according to the law. So I agree: Not to imprison nobles without trial Not to imprison nobles without trial That trials must be in courts; not held in secret by me (right to a fair trail) That trials must be in courts; not held in secret by me (right to a fair trail) To have fair taxation for the nobles To have fair taxation for the nobles To let freemen travel wherever they like To let freemen travel wherever they like Not to interfere in Church matters Not to interfere in Church matters Not to seize property without paying for it Not to seize property without paying for it …. In total there were 63 demands made!!

15 Quick Whip! How did the Magna Carta challenge the feudal system? How did the Magna Carta challenge the feudal system? At the time, Magna Carta was not designed to help everybody. Who did it help? Who did it exclude? At the time, Magna Carta was not designed to help everybody. Who did it help? Who did it exclude?

16 Mix and Mingle Answer the question assigned to your row. Answer the question assigned to your row. When Ms. Schaller says go…mingle. When Ms. Schaller says go…mingle. When you hear “stop” find someone from a different row and share your answers. When you hear “stop” find someone from a different row and share your answers.

17 King John the Phony King of England


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