Lead: In the summer of 1215, rebellious barons of England forced their King to sign accept a reservation of rights popularly known as Magna Carta.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: King John has been one of the most despised of all English monarchs. His parents, Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and his brother Richard I, the Lion Heart, were powerful and popular rulers. John’s inheritance included much of provincial France, which he lost in a series of fumbled campaigns against the King of France. Oppressive taxation to support this warfare and a long-running dispute with Pope Innocent III over the appointment of church officials further eroded his support in England. By 1215 he had been the subject of at least one murder plot and the electricity of rebellion was sweeping the kingdom.

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